Matang (Hindu traditions) in India

Joshua Project has identified the Matang (Hindu traditions) only in India
Population
2,699,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Matangi of India live in Andhra Pradesh. They speak, read and write in Telugu. Sometimes Kannada is spoken. They like having tattoos and enjoy music. The Matangi are not vegetarians and like cereals such as rice and ragi.

The Matangi have several clans. They like cross-cousin marriages. Polygamy is allowed, as is divorce if approved of by the elders. Bereaved people can marry again. Property is inherited by the sons. There is a birth pollution period and rituals for marriage. Rather than burying, the deceased are cremated on a funeral pyre. The very poor may choose to bury if they cannot afford or provide wood for pyre.

The Matangi do railway work, pull rickshaws and do building work for example. They do folk dramas. Women help with these dramas and do agricultural and laboring work.

The Matangi have community elders that judge in disagreements and crimes. The Matangi are Hindus and worship Shakthi. Festivals are celebrated. They do not have a high literacy level and the gospel should be given in oral form too. Modern and traditional medicines are used by them.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the elders come to Jesus Christ and lead the others of the Matangi to Salvation also.
* Pray that God gives the Matangi dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.


References

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


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Matang (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Matang (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 2,699,000
World Population 2,699,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Madiga, Mang, Mang Garodi, Mang Garudi, Mangela, Matgar, Minimadig, मातंग (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17463
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: 23
Largest States
(only 20 largest shown)
Maharashtra (2,601,000) Karnataka (37,000) Madhya Pradesh (34,000)
Telangana (11,000) Gujarat (6,100) Chhattisgarh (2,800)
Rajasthan (1,700) Tamil Nadu (1,500) Odisha (900)
Delhi (800) Goa (800) Kerala (500)
Dadra and Nagar Have (300) Uttar Pradesh (300) West Bengal (200)
Assam (100) Jharkhand (100) Punjab (50)
Haryana (40) Chandigarh (30)
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: 23  (only 20 largest shown)
Maharashtra (2,601,000) Karnataka (37,000)
Madhya Pradesh (34,000) Telangana (11,000)
Gujarat (6,100) Chhattisgarh (2,800)
Rajasthan (1,700) Tamil Nadu (1,500)
Odisha (900) Delhi (800)
Goa (800) Kerala (500)
Dadra and Nagar Have (300) Uttar Pradesh (300)
West Bengal (200) Assam (100)
Jharkhand (100) Punjab (50)
Haryana (40) Chandigarh (30)
Primary Language: Marathi (2,444,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: mar   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 13
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (95,000) Konkani, Goan (12,000) Ahirani (12,000)
Konkani (9,500) Khandesi (7,000) Kannada (4,100)
Gujarati (2,000) English (1,900) Nimadi (900)
Chhattisgarhi (500) Oriya (500) Dhanki (30)
Primary Language: Marathi (2,444,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: mar   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 13
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (95,000) Konkani, Goan (12,000)
Ahirani (12,000) Konkani (9,500)
Khandesi (7,000) Kannada (4,100)
Gujarati (2,000) English (1,900)
Nimadi (900) Chhattisgarhi (500)
Oriya (500) Dhanki (30)
Primary Language: Marathi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1807-1957)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1982)
Complete Bible Yes   (1821-2002)
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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 (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Marathi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter Fathers Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.14 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.86 %
Islam
0.00 %
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: India Missions Association   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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