Mawasi in India

The Mawasi have only been reported in India
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Main Language
Largest Religion
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Evangelical
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Introduction / History

The Mawasi are a Scheduled Caste who live in the hills of Madhya Pradesh in India. The word meaning of Mawasi is a combination of we and resident. They speak Hindi and read and write in Devanagari.

The Mawasi are not vegetarians but do not eat beef. Mustard oil is used for cooking by them. They eat rice as a cereal and drink milk and tea. They smoke beedis which is a South Asian cigarette. There are a number of clans among them. Marriage is done by discussion.

The Mawasi are cultivators and agricultural laborers. Some of them hunt. Younger ones have become laborers. They have councils to look after them. Their literacy level is low, so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Mawasi in India.

* Pray that gospel recordings will help lead the Mawasi to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that the council leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.


References

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


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Mawasi
People Name in Country Mawasi
World Population 111,000
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 मवासी
People ID 17472
ROP3 Code 112881
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 2
Largest States
Madhya Pradesh
111,000
Chhattisgarh
200
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 2
  Madhya Pradesh 111,000
  Chhattisgarh 200
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (61,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 22
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Korku
43,000
Korwa
2,600
Bagheli
1,400
Marathi
800
Gondi, Northern
400
Nimadi
100
Chhattisgarhi
70
Karbi
30
Kuvi
20
Khandesi Odia Tamil
Bengali Kurux Santhali
Primary Language Hindi (61,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 22
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Korku 43,000
  Korwa 2,600
  Bagheli 1,400
  Marathi 800
  Gondi, Northern 400
  Nimadi 100
  Chhattisgarhi 70
  Karbi 30
  Kuvi 20
  Khandesi 10
  Odia 10
  Tamil 10
  Bengali 10
  Kurux 0
  Santhali 0
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 (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 Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.01 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.00 %
Islam
0.40 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
Unknown
0.57 %
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.