Mahratta in India


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Subgroups: 12 (10 largest shown)  Show all

Subgroup Name Population
Are 33,000
Dhangar 7,200
Khasgi 500
Lekavali 500
Dhanojia Unknown
Khaira Unknown
Mohite Unknown
More Unknown
Namdev Unknown
Sapotkuli Unknown


The Maratha

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Introduction / History

They are proud Kshatriya people from Maharastra, mainly speaking Marathi. They are considered to be one among the marital races of India, like the Rajputs and Sikhs. They usually worship Shiva as their family god, and consider Shivaji as their leader, and fiercely defend their culture, language and history.


Where Are they Located?

They are located across Marathwaada, some are also found along borders with Karnataka.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They mostly belong to the upper echelons of a rural society. Mainly"'kunbi" (farmer) by class, almost all rural Maratha families own land and raise farm crops. The lands are usually big enough to support both cash crops and food crops.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They are liberal compared to other Indian groups. Arranged marriage is not strictly enforced, and a boy can marry a girl of his choice as long as she is a Brahmin or a Maratha. Marathas, like all other Hindus worship many deities, and usually rever their land and earth as their mother. Marathas are somewhat tolerant towards other cultures. But as they consider themselves as upper caste, they usually look down upon people they consider as not their equal.


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Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2007-09-20
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-04-18
People Name General Mahratta
People Name in Country Mahratta
Population in India 30,430,000
World Population 30,435,100
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 608
Alternate Names Aray Mahratta, Are Kshatriya, Are Mahratta, Are Maratha, Arya, Arya Mahratta, Bargi, Maharashtrian, Maharathi, Maharatta Kshatriya, Mahratta Kshatriya, Maratha, Marathi, Maratta, Naratha, Rao, महरातटा
People ID 17554
ROP3 Code 112978
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Marathi-Konkani
People Group Mahratta
Ethnic Code CNN25j
Total Subgroups 12
  Are 33,000
  Dhangar 7,200
  Khasgi 500
  Lekavali 500
  Dhanojia 0
  Khaira 0
  Mohite 0
  More 0
  Namdev 0
  Sapotkuli 0
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 35
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Maharashtra
26,714,000
Karnataka
2,228,000
Madhya Pradesh
395,000
Gujarat
310,000
Telangana
289,000
Goa
151,000
Tamil Nadu
142,000
Chhattisgarh
46,000
Kerala
41,000
Dadra and Nagar Have
34,000
Andhra Pradesh
31,000
Daman and Diu
18,000
Delhi
7,200
Uttar Pradesh
6,100
Rajasthan
5,100
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 35  (only 20 largest shown)
  Maharashtra 26,714,000
  Karnataka 2,228,000
  Madhya Pradesh 395,000
  Gujarat 310,000
  Telangana 289,000
  Goa 151,000
  Tamil Nadu 142,000
  Chhattisgarh 46,000
  Kerala 41,000
  Dadra and Nagar Have 34,000
  Andhra Pradesh 31,000
  Daman and Diu 18,000
  Delhi 7,200
  Uttar Pradesh 6,100
  Rajasthan 5,100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Marathi (25,096,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 26
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Konkani
1,637,000
Hindi
1,591,000
Khandesi
487,000
Kannada
473,000
Konkani, Goan
350,000
Ahirani
236,000
Gujarati
217,000
Tamil
89,000
Tulu
52,000
Telugu
41,000
Nimadi
23,000
Chhattisgarhi
23,000
Malvi
7,400
English
6,700
Kacchi
5,800
Other People Groups Speaking Marathi
Primary Language Marathi (25,096,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 26
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Konkani 1,637,000
  Hindi 1,591,000
  Khandesi 487,000
  Kannada 473,000
  Konkani, Goan 350,000
  Ahirani 236,000
  Gujarati 217,000
  Tamil 89,000
  Tulu 52,000
  Telugu 41,000
  Nimadi 23,000
  Chhattisgarhi 23,000
  Malvi 7,400
  English 6,700
  Kacchi 5,800
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
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.33 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.67 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Santosh Wadghule  Creative Commons 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Video Source Asia Harvest
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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