Miana in India

Joshua Project has identified the Miana only in India
Population
67,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

The Miana mostly subsist on agriculture and fishing while the landless depend on wage-labor. Some are marginal farmers. They have their own traditional council and the headman or mukhi presides over it. Traditionally, they accept both cooked and uncooked food from all Muslims but not from the scheduled castes, Bhangi and Chamar. They maintain cordial relations with the Bania, Lohana and other Hindu communities living in the region. Only sons inherit property among them.


Ministry Obstacles

The people of the Miana community may not fully understand who Jesus is, and possibly may not have known disciples of Christ who follow him with a whole heart. Pray for understanding. Pray for committed disciples of Christ to visit the Miana community.


Outreach Ideas

Christians can bring the good news of Jesus to the Miana community by using stories from Scripture, and also use Gospel recordings and films. Much prayer is needed to prepare hearts.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There may be no followers of Jesus among the Miana community today, but pray for the many that will soon come to Christ. Pray that Christ may dwell in their hearts through faith. Pray they will find each other, and fellowship faithfully together.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for the Miana community to be able to provide adequately for their families, and for employment opportunities. Pray they will have schools available for their children, and will make schooling a priority.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Miana
People Name in Country Miana
Population in India 67,000
World Population 67,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 2 to 3
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Mia, Mian, Miyana, मियाना
People ID 17555
ROP3 Code 112979
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 5
Largest States
Gujarat
(67,000)
Rajasthan
(400)
Maharashtra
(100)
Madhya Pradesh
(60)
Uttar Pradesh
(30)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 5
  Gujarat (67,000)
  Rajasthan (400)
  Maharashtra (100)
  Madhya Pradesh (60)
  Uttar Pradesh (30)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Gujarati (47,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Kacchi
(9,400)
Urdu
(6,400)
Marwari
(400)
People Groups Speaking Gujarati
Primary Language Gujarati (47,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Kacchi (9,400)
  Urdu (6,400)
  Marwari (400)
People Groups Speaking Gujarati

Primary Language:  Gujarati

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1809-1965)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1820-1985)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1823-2005)
Bible-NT Audio 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 / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Gujarati
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Fathers Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2017  Isudas  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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