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.
* 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.
Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||2|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Hindi (61,000 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||Oral Bible stories in Hindi|
|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||Indigitube.tv Video / Animation|
|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|