Markande in India

The Markande have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Subgroups: 6

Subgroup Name Population
Mahato 2,600
Dahu 2,400
Kanjia 2,400
Mararia 2,400
Matazari 2,400
Padhad 2,400

Introduction / History

The Markande people live in Bihar and Odisha. They are also called by the name of Muni. They speak Angika and Hindi and read and write in Devanagari.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Markande are not landowners. They work as agricultural or general laborers. They are not well educated so the gospel will need to be given in oral form. Child marriages are common among the Markande. The bereaved and divorced can marry again. The dead are either cremated or buried. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son becoming the new head of the family. They have a caste council and elders to look after them. They eat meat, fish, and eggs as well as grains.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Markande people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are other Hindus who are much more philosophical, especially among the Brahmins.


What Are Their Needs?

The Markande people need a relationship with Jesus Christ so they can enjoy life to the full.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Markande in India.

* Pray that the council leaders and elders come to Jesus Christ and lead others to a movement to Christ. * Pray that gospel recordings and the JESUS Film will become easily accessible to them. * Pray for spiritual refreshment when they encounter Jesus Christ.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Markande
People Name in Country Markande
Population this Country 77,000
Population all Countries 77,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Alternate Names Markaya; Muni; मार्कंडे
People ID 17456
ROP3 Code 112863
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 4
Largest States
Bihar
68,000
Jharkhand
9,300
West Bengal
300
Odisha
50
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 4
  Bihar 68,000
  Jharkhand 9,300
  West Bengal 300
  Odisha 50
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Hindi (33,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Angika
27,000
Maithili
16,000
Magahi
2,100
Odia
50
Primary Language Hindi (33,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Angika 27,000
  Maithili 16,000
  Magahi 2,100
  Odia 50
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1835-2012)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Hindi
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / Video Coconuts
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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