Markande in India

The Markande have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

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 are Hindus by religion and live in Bihar. They are also called by the name of Muni. They speak Angika and Hindi too and read and write in Devanagari. Wheat and rice are eaten by them as cereals. They are not vegetarians and eat meat, fish and eggs.

Child marriages are among the Markande. The bereaved and divorced can marry again with approval. There are birth and marriage rituals. The dead are cremated or buried. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son becoming in charge of the home.

The Markande are not landowners and work as agricultural or general laborers. They have a caste council and elders to look after them. They are not well educated so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too. Modern medicines and family planning are used by them.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Markande in India.

* Pray that the council leaders and elders come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
* Pray that gospel recordings will lead them to salvation.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Markande
People Name in Country Markande
World Population 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
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Group Markande
Ethnic Code CNN25c
Total Subgroups 6
  Mahato 2,600
  Dahu 2,400
  Kanjia 2,400
  Mararia 2,400
  Matazari 2,400
  Padhad 2,400
Country India
Region South Asia
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 South Asia
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
2,000
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 2,000
  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  (1818-2000)
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 (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video A Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Aasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Coconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Haqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
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 Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
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 %
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.


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