Manihar in India


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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.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Manihar in India.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-09-04
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-10-10
Global Prayer Digest: 2019-09-27
People Name General Manihar
People Name in Country Manihar
Pronunciation mahn-ee-HAR
World Population 645,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 11
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 Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 9
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
491,000
Bihar
54,000
Madhya Pradesh
12,000
Uttarakhand
9,100
Rajasthan
2,400
Jharkhand
2,200
West Bengal
2,000
Gujarat
1,500
Maharashtra
300
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 9
  Uttar Pradesh 491,000
  Bihar 54,000
  Madhya Pradesh 12,000
  Uttarakhand 9,100
  Rajasthan 2,400
  Jharkhand 2,200
  West Bengal 2,000
  Gujarat 1,500
  Maharashtra 300
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Urdu (491,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 18
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Bhojpuri
49,000
Awadhi
12,000
Kanauji
2,700
Maithili
1,400
Marwari
1,100
Bengali
1,000
Kumaoni
700
Bundeli
700
Garhwali
600
Braj Bhasha
500
Gujarati
500
Punjabi, Eastern
400
Bagheli
400
Malvi
300
Merwari
200
Primary Language Urdu (491,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 18
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Bhojpuri 49,000
  Awadhi 12,000
  Kanauji 2,700
  Maithili 1,400
  Marwari 1,100
  Bengali 1,000
  Kumaoni 700
  Bundeli 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
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
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 Online Audio Bible
Film / Video God's Love Story
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 Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 6 - The Lord's Prayer
Film / Video The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
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 People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.