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.
They are located across Marathwaada, some are also found along borders with Karnataka.
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.
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.
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|People Name General||Mahratta|
|People Name in Country||Mahratta|
|Population in Pakistan||4,900|
|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|
|Persecution Rank||4 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Sindhi (3,700 speakers)|
|Language Code||snd Ethnologue Listing|
|Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|People Groups||Speaking Sindhi|
Primary Language: Sindhi
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1890-1992)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum of Bible Agencies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Sindhi|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Common Language New Testament|
|Text / Printed Matter||Online Bible (Bibles India)|
|Text / Printed Matter||World Missionary Press Booklets|