Manihar in India


Population
582,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
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.


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People Name General Manihar
People Name in Country Manihar
Population in India 582,000
World Population 648,500
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
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
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 9
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh (498,000) Bihar (55,000) Madhya Pradesh (12,000)
Uttarakhand (9,600) Jharkhand (2,100) Rajasthan (1,800)
Gujarat (1,400) West Bengal (1,400) Maharashtra (200)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 9
Uttar Pradesh (498,000) Bihar (55,000)
Madhya Pradesh (12,000) Uttarakhand (9,600)
Jharkhand (2,100) Rajasthan (1,800)
Gujarat (1,400) West Bengal (1,400)
Maharashtra (200)
Primary Language: Urdu (482,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: urd   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 18
Secondary Languages:
Bhojpuri (50,000) Awadhi (14,000) Bundeli (3,100)
Kanauji (2,900) Maithili (1,400) Marwari (900)
Kumaoni (700) Bengali (700) Garhwali (600)
Braj Bhasha (500) Gujarati (500) Punjabi, Eastern (400)
Bagheli (300) Malvi (300) Merwari (200)
Dhundari (100) Hindi (60)
Primary Language: Urdu (482,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 18
Secondary Languages:
Bhojpuri (50,000) Awadhi (14,000)
Bundeli (3,100) Kanauji (2,900)
Maithili (1,400) Marwari (900)
Kumaoni (700) Bengali (700)
Garhwali (600) Braj Bhasha (500)
Gujarati (500) Punjabi, Eastern (400)
Bagheli (300) Malvi (300)
Merwari (200) Dhundari (100)
Hindi (60)
Primary Language: Urdu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1747-1894)
New Testament Yes   (1758-2000)
Complete Bible Yes   (1843-1998)
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Possible Print Bibles
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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 Gods 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 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source: Anonymous  
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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