Mirdhas (Hindu traditions) in India

Joshua Project has identified the Mirdhas (Hindu traditions) only in India
Population
106,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Mirdas are a scheduled tribe of India living in Madhya Pradesh and Odisha. They have sub groups. They trace their ancestry to the Oraon.

The Mirdas are not vegetarians and eat wheat and rice as cereals. They have cousin marriages. A traditional village council looks after them. They work in cultivation and agricultural laboring.

Hinduism is the religion of the Mirdas. They do floor and wall painting and basket work. Modern medicines and family planning are used by them.

They have a low literacy level especially among females, so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the council leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead others of the Mirdas to Him.
* Pray that gospel recordings will lead them to salvation.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Mirdhas (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Mirdhas (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 106,000
World Population 106,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 3 to 4
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Mirdha, Mirdhas, मिर्दस (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17556
ROP3 Code 112980
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 2
Largest States
Madhya Pradesh
(63,000)
Odisha
(43,000)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 2
  Madhya Pradesh (63,000)
  Odisha (43,000)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (53,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 18
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Odia
(34,000)
Kurux
(3,700)
Bundeli
(2,900)
Chhattisgarhi
(2,900)
Kharia
(1,500)
Mundari
(700)
Kuvi
(500)
Munda
(300)
Telugu
(100)
Pengo
(40)
Bengali
(30)
English
(20)
Marathi Ho Gujarati
People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (53,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 18
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Odia (34,000)
  Kurux (3,700)
  Bundeli (2,900)
  Chhattisgarhi (2,900)
  Kharia (1,500)
  Mundari (700)
  Kuvi (500)
  Munda (300)
  Telugu (100)
  Pengo (40)
  Bengali (30)
  English (20)
  Marathi (10)
  Ho (10)
  Gujarati (0)
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1818-2000)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Hindi Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video A Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Aasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Coconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Haqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
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 Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
1.10 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
98.80 %
Islam
0.01 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.09 %
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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