Momna in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

An alternative name for the Momna is Momin, which in Arabic means a true follower of the faith. The Muslim Momna were Hindus before conversion to Islam. Some are now Sunni Muslim and others are Shia, which has created a rift within the community. To make the rift even worse, there is also a Wahabi group of Momna. These three religious subdivisions generally live in three different locations. People do not often marry across these subdivision lines. The three religious subdivisions are in turn made up of several clans. Most Momna are farmers. They have their own caste association which governs the community.


Ministry Obstacles

Hindu extremist groups in Gujarat (where most Momna people live) have pursued a campaign of "intimidation, slander and harassment of Muslims and Christians in Dalit and tribal groups". An anti-conversion law was passed in 2003.


Outreach Ideas

Please pray young people in this people group will be lead to Christian content on the internet, and that they will be interested in it, and will be given understanding.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There has been no indication of any Christians among the Momna people, in either India or Pakistan. If there are secret believers they need our prayer support.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray for peaceful relations between the Sunni, Shia, and Wahabi sects wtihin this people group.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Momna
People Name in Country Momna
Population in India 162,000
World Population 163,500
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
Alternate Names मोमना
People ID 17646
ROP3 Code 113083
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 13
Largest States
Gujarat
149,000
Maharashtra
9,500
Tamil Nadu
800
Madhya Pradesh
800
Daman and Diu
500
Delhi
300
Telangana
100
West Bengal
100
Dadra and Nagar Have
100
Karnataka
80
Rajasthan
70
Jharkhand
40
Chhattisgarh
30
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 13
  Gujarat 149,000
  Maharashtra 9,500
  Tamil Nadu 800
  Madhya Pradesh 800
  Daman and Diu 500
  Delhi 300
  Telangana 100
  West Bengal 100
  Dadra and Nagar Have 100
  Karnataka 80
  Rajasthan 70
  Jharkhand 40
  Chhattisgarh 30
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Gujarati (157,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Urdu
4,100
Kacchi
300
Other People Groups Speaking Gujarati
Primary Language Gujarati (157,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Urdu 4,100
  Kacchi 300
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
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 / 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 God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ગુજરાતી - Gujarati
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Father's Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
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 © 2018  Isudas  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.


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