Mirdhas (Hindu traditions) in India

The Mirdhas (Hindu traditions) have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Subgroups: 2

Subgroup Name Population
Kisan 2,800
Kura 2,800

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

* Scripture Prayers for the Mirdhas (Hindu traditions) in India.

* 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)
World Population 137,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
Alternate Names Mirdha, Mirdhas, मिर्दस (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17556
ROP3 Code 112980
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 2
Largest States
Odisha
76,000
Madhya Pradesh
60,000
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 2
  Odisha 76,000
  Madhya Pradesh 60,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Odia (65,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 18
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Hindi
53,000
Kurux
3,800
Chhattisgarhi
3,600
Bundeli
2,900
Kharia
2,800
Mundari
1,200
Kuvi
900
Telugu
500
Munda
400
Bengali
300
Ho
70
Pengo
40
English
20
Marathi
20
Korwa
Primary Language Odia (65,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 18
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Hindi 53,000
  Kurux 3,800
  Chhattisgarhi 3,600
  Bundeli 2,900
  Kharia 2,800
  Mundari 1,200
  Kuvi 900
  Telugu 500
  Munda 400
  Bengali 300
  Ho 70
  Pengo 40
  English 20
  Marathi 20
  Korwa 10
People Groups Speaking Odia

Primary Language:  Odia

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1811-1956)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1809-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1815-2004)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
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 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 Odia
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)
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: ODIA - Oriya
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.16 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.71 %
Islam
0.04 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
Unknown
0.07 %
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.