Manihar in India


Population
563,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Manihar have a name derived from two Sanskrit words, mana and kara. Mana meaning 'precious stone' and kara meaning 'maker'. Therefore the Manihar have been known for their occupation of making and selling glass, lac or ivory bangles for many years. Over half of a million Manihar are spread over Pakistan, north India and Nepal. They can be found in nine different zones of Nepal.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The business of making and selling of bangles has long been the livelihood of Manihar communities. Due to the limited availability of elephant tusks for ivory, many bangles and beads now are manufactured in plastics. Today some Manihar take other jobs including tailoring. The literacy rate among the Manihar tends to be low. They speak primary Nepali and use Urdu and Bhojpuri in Nepal and mainly Urdu and Hindi in India. They are Sunni Muslims and tend to share foods with other Muslim families but traditionally do not allow marriage outside their community. Siddiqi can be a common surname.


What Are Their Needs?

In India workers are just beginning to work among the larger populations but in Nepal the work has yet to begin. Pray for individuals with a Muslim background that can begin work among them in this Hindu background nation.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-09-04
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-10-10
People Name General Manihar
People Name in Country Manihar
Population in India 563,000
World Population 631,500
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 12 to 15
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Chudigar, Churigar, Churihar, Churihara, Churiwala, Gangapati, Ishani, Kachchhani, Kachera, Kanchar, Kanchera, Ladani, Lakhari, Lakhera, Lakheri, Lalchera, Mangnyar, Mangnyar Muslim, Maniar, Pandiyar Manihar, Shekhawati, Shishgar, Sishgar, मनिहार
People ID 17446
ROP3 Code 112851
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 9
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
(482,000)
Bihar
(53,000)
Madhya Pradesh
(12,000)
Uttarakhand
(9,000)
Rajasthan
(2,200)
Jharkhand
(2,000)
West Bengal
(1,800)
Gujarat
(1,500)
Maharashtra
(300)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 9
  Uttar Pradesh (482,000)
  Bihar (53,000)
  Madhya Pradesh (12,000)
  Uttarakhand (9,000)
  Rajasthan (2,200)
  Jharkhand (2,000)
  West Bengal (1,800)
  Gujarat (1,500)
  Maharashtra (300)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Urdu (486,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 18
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Bhojpuri
(50,000)
Awadhi
(13,000)
Bundeli
(3,100)
Kanauji
(2,900)
Maithili
(1,400)
Marwari
(1,100)
Bengali
(800)
Kumaoni
(700)
Garhwali
(600)
Braj Bhasha
(500)
Gujarati
(500)
Punjabi, Eastern
(400)
Bagheli
(400)
Malvi
(300)
Merwari
(200)
People Groups Speaking Urdu
Primary Language Urdu (486,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 18
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Bhojpuri (50,000)
  Awadhi (13,000)
  Bundeli (3,100)
  Kanauji (2,900)
  Maithili (1,400)
  Marwari (1,100)
  Bengali (800)
  Kumaoni (700)
  Garhwali (600)
  Braj Bhasha (500)
  Gujarati (500)
  Punjabi, Eastern (400)
  Bagheli (400)
  Malvi (300)
  Merwari (200)
People Groups Speaking Urdu

Primary Language:  Urdu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1747-1894)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1758-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1843-2016)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Easy to Read (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Pakistan Bible Society (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Audio Recordings Urdu Bible stories
Audio Recordings Urdu Online Audio Bible
Film / Video A Gathering of the Followers of Isa (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Urdu
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Greatest Sacrifice (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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