Matang (Hindu traditions) in India

The Matang (Hindu traditions) have only been reported in India
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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  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2017-10-12
People Name General Matang (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Matang (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 2,635,000
World Population 2,635,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 52
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Madiga, Mang, Mang Garodi, Mang Garudi, Mangela, Matgar, Minimadig, मातंग (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17463
ROP3 Code 112871
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Marathi-Konkani
People Group Matang (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code CNN25j
Total Subgroups on file 34
Largest Subgroups
(only 15 largest shown)
Garodi
63,000
Assal
36,000
Holar
35,000
Tokarphode
24,000
Zare
13,000
Bale
9,800
Dakkalgar
8,100
Mochi
7,000
Pend
4,100
Dhor
4,000
Kakar
4,000
Jingar
3,600
Nade
3,400
Burud
2,600
Manbhav
2,600
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Marathi-Konkani
People Group Matang (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code CNN25j
Total Subgroups 34 (only 15 largest shown)
  Garodi 63,000
  Assal 36,000
  Holar 35,000
  Tokarphode 24,000
  Zare 13,000
  Bale 9,800
  Dakkalgar 8,100
  Mochi 7,000
  Pend 4,100
  Dhor 4,000
  Kakar 4,000
  Jingar 3,600
  Nade 3,400
  Burud 2,600
  Manbhav 2,600
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 23
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Maharashtra
2,540,000
Karnataka
36,000
Madhya Pradesh
33,000
Telangana
11,000
Gujarat
5,900
Chhattisgarh
2,700
Rajasthan
1,600
Tamil Nadu
1,500
Odisha
900
Delhi
800
Goa
800
Kerala
400
Dadra and Nagar Have
300
Uttar Pradesh
300
West Bengal
200
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 23  (only 20 largest shown)
  Maharashtra 2,540,000
  Karnataka 36,000
  Madhya Pradesh 33,000
  Telangana 11,000
  Gujarat 5,900
  Chhattisgarh 2,700
  Rajasthan 1,600
  Tamil Nadu 1,500
  Odisha 900
  Delhi 800
  Goa 800
  Kerala 400
  Dadra and Nagar Have 300
  Uttar Pradesh 300
  West Bengal 200
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Marathi (2,462,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
Hindi
108,000
Konkani, Goan
12,000
Ahirani
12,000
Konkani
10,000
Khandesi
7,000
Kannada
4,200
Gujarati
2,000
English
1,900
Nimadi
900
Malvi
800
Chhattisgarhi
500
Odia
500
Dhanki
30
Other People Groups Speaking Marathi
Primary Language Marathi (2,462,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 108,000
  Konkani, Goan 12,000
  Ahirani 12,000
  Konkani 10,000
  Khandesi 7,000
  Kannada 4,200
  Gujarati 2,000
  English 1,900
  Nimadi 900
  Malvi 800
  Chhattisgarhi 500
  Odia 500
  Dhanki 30
People Groups Speaking Marathi

Primary Language:  Marathi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1807-1957)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1982)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1821-2002)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go 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 Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Marathi
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 Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: मराठी - Marathi
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
3.81 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.15 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
96.03 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2018  India Missions Association  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
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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