Mangrik in India


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Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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* Data can be from various sources including official census, agencies, and local research. Data from these sources can sometimes differ even by orders of magnitude. Joshua Project attempts to present a conservative, balanced estimate.

Introduction / History

The Mangrik have traditionally been farmers. This small Buddhist people group lives mainly in Jammu & Kashmir, though a few live in eastern Maharashtra.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Muslim butchers ensure a supply of mutton to the Mangrik, as the latter refrain from killing animals. They have attained a high level of literacy, and some have gone to universities in Jammu & Kashmir.


They have attained a high level of literacy, and some have even attended universities in Jammu and Kahmir.
What Are Their Beliefs?

The Mangrik practice Buddhism, the major world religion based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama or the Buddha, who lived in the 6th and 5th century BC in ancient India. The Buddha taught the Four Noble Truths by which one can gain spiritual knowledge and escape the endless cycles of reincarnation. Theravada, one of the two major branches of Buddhism, declares that by following the Noble Eightfold Path of right intentions and right actions that a Buddhist can achieve nirvana or a state of freedom and salvation. Mahayana Buddhism, the other main branch of Buddhism, asserts that by following the six perfections that a Buddhist can move along the path to Enlightenment. Tibetan Buddhism falls within the Mahayana school.

To most Buddhists, however, these things have far less meaning than their traditional beliefs, which are usually animistic. In animism, evil spirits must be appeased through prayers, sacrifices and rituals. Buddhism allows people to mix Buddhist teachings with traditional religion.

Two of the important Buddhist yearly holidays are Vesak, the Buddha's birthday celebrated in May or June and Bodhi Day, the holiday which commemorates the day that the historical Buddha experienced enlightenment under a Bodhi tree.


What Are Their Needs?

It may be that the Mangrik people have formed an incorrect view of what Christians believe, based upon observation of nominal Christians in their region. Even though the Mangrik people may have a fairly high literacy rate, using oral means of communicating the Gospel of Jesus may be the best approach. Films, recordings, and stories from Scripture will likely have a favorable result.


Prayer Points

Pray for Mangrik Christian believers to be zealous to know and follow Christ.

Pray for the Lord to multiply the reception and influence of His Word among the Mangrik people, leading them to love him with their whole being.

Pray for the Mangrik people to continue to be able to care for their families adequately.

Pray for competent village-level leadership.

Pray for a disciple making movement among the Mangrik people.


Scripture Prayers for the Mangrik in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Mangrik
People Name in Country Mangrik
Pronunciation MAHNG-grik
Alternate Names Bodh; मंगरिक
Population this Country 28,000
Population all Countries 83,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 17443
ROP3 Code 112847
ROP25 Code 305132
ROP25 Name Mangrik
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 4
Largest States
Ladakh
19,000
Jammu and Kashmir
6,000
Himachal Pradesh
2,600
Maharashtra
40
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 4
  Ladakh 19,000
  Jammu and Kashmir 6,000
  Himachal Pradesh 2,600
  Maharashtra 40
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
99.85 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.15 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Ladakhi (9,200 speakers)
Language Code lbj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 13
Secondary Languages
Kashmiri
5,000
Balti
3,700
Purig
1,100
Zangskari
1,100
Bhadrawahi
800
Spiti Bhoti
700
Pattani
500
Gujari
400
Changthang
400
Dogri
300
Shina
200
Tibetan, Central
30
Primary Language Ladakhi (9,200 speakers)
Language Code lbj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 13
Secondary Languages
  Kashmiri 5,000
  Balti 3,700
  Purig 1,100
  Zangskari 1,100
  Bhadrawahi 800
  Spiti Bhoti 700
  Pattani 500
  Gujari 400
  Changthang 400
  Dogri 300
  Shina 200
  Tibetan, Central 30
People Groups Speaking Ladakhi

Primary Language:  Ladakhi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1904-1919)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2016-2022)
Bible-Complete No
FCBH NT (www.bible.is) Online
YouVersion NT (www.bible.com) Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Ladakhi Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Gospel website in this language General / Other
General Gospel website in this language General / Other
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Android Bible app: Ladakhi YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Download audio Bible app from Google Play Store Faith Comes by Hearing
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store General / Other
Mobile App iOS Bible app: Ladakhi YouVersion Bibles
Photo Source Steve Evans - Flickr  Creative Commons 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Learn more.



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