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.
* 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.
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|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||2|
|Alternate Names||Markaya, Muni, मार्कंडे|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||4|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Hindi (33,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||hin Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Hindi
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1811-1998)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|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 (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||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||Four Spiritual Laws|
|General||God's Simple Plan|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|