Momna in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

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.


Prayer Focus

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


Scripture Prayers for the Momna in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Momna
People Name in Country Momna
Population this Country 193,000
Population all Countries 195,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 4
Alternate Names मोमना
People ID 17646
ROP3 Code 113083
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 13
Largest States
Gujarat
176,000
Maharashtra
11,000
Madhya Pradesh
1,000
Tamil Nadu
900
Daman and Diu
600
Delhi
400
Telangana
200
West Bengal
200
Dadra and Nagar Have
100
Karnataka
90
Jharkhand
70
Rajasthan
70
Chhattisgarh
30
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
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 13
  Gujarat 176,000
  Maharashtra 11,000
  Madhya Pradesh 1,000
  Tamil Nadu 900
  Daman and Diu 600
  Delhi 400
  Telangana 200
  West Bengal 200
  Dadra and Nagar Have 100
  Karnataka 90
  Jharkhand 70
  Rajasthan 70
  Chhattisgarh 30
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Gujarati (159,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Urdu
3,500
Kacchi
300
Primary Language Gujarati (159,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Urdu 3,500
  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  (1823-2021)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Gujarati
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
General Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel resources links
General Gospel website in this language
General Zume Resources
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 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source (Representative photo)
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more