Mahratta in India


Population
31,016,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
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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 gods, 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 cultivate 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 a little 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 31,016,000
World Population 31,020,800
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Progress Scale 1
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
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: 35
Largest States
(only 20 largest shown)
Maharashtra (27,251,000) Karnataka (2,232,000) Madhya Pradesh (402,000)
Gujarat (308,000) Telangana (293,000) Goa (171,000)
Tamil Nadu (147,000) Chhattisgarh (48,000) Kerala (43,000)
Dadra and Nagar Have (38,000) Andhra Pradesh (33,000) Daman and Diu (19,000)
Delhi (7,300) Uttar Pradesh (6,300) Rajasthan (5,200)
Odisha (2,200) West Bengal (2,000) Assam (1,500)
Jharkhand (1,500) Punjab (1,300)
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: 35  (only 20 largest shown)
Maharashtra (27,251,000) Karnataka (2,232,000)
Madhya Pradesh (402,000) Gujarat (308,000)
Telangana (293,000) Goa (171,000)
Tamil Nadu (147,000) Chhattisgarh (48,000)
Kerala (43,000) Dadra and Nagar Have (38,000)
Andhra Pradesh (33,000) Daman and Diu (19,000)
Delhi (7,300) Uttar Pradesh (6,300)
Rajasthan (5,200) Odisha (2,200)
West Bengal (2,000) Assam (1,500)
Jharkhand (1,500) Punjab (1,300)
Primary Language: Marathi (24,533,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: mar   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 26
Secondary Languages:
(only 20 largest shown)
Konkani (1,625,000) Hindi (1,535,000) Kannada (537,000)
Khandesi (487,000) Konkani, Goan (415,000) Ahirani (236,000)
Gujarati (211,000) Tamil (89,000) Tulu (53,000)
Telugu (49,000) Nimadi (26,000) Chhattisgarhi (23,000)
English (6,200) Kacchi (5,700) Malvi (4,700)
Sindhi (2,000) Malayalam (1,500) Bundeli (1,400)
Odia (700) Kodava (20)
Primary Language: Marathi (24,533,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: mar   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 26
Secondary Languages: (only 20 largest shown)
Konkani (1,625,000) Hindi (1,535,000)
Kannada (537,000) Khandesi (487,000)
Konkani, Goan (415,000) Ahirani (236,000)
Gujarati (211,000) Tamil (89,000)
Tulu (53,000) Telugu (49,000)
Nimadi (26,000) Chhattisgarhi (23,000)
English (6,200) Kacchi (5,700)
Malvi (4,700) Sindhi (2,000)
Malayalam (1,500) Bundeli (1,400)
Odia (700) Kodava (20)
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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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
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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
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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)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.80 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.20 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source: Santosh Wadghule   Creative Commons  
Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Video Source: Asia Harvest
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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