Momna in India


Population
167,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
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 167,000
World Population 168,400
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names मोमना
People ID 17646
ROP3 Code 113083
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 13
Largest States
Gujarat (155,000) Maharashtra (9,400) Tamil Nadu (800)
Madhya Pradesh (700) Daman and Diu (600) Delhi (200)
Telangana (200) West Bengal (100) Dadra and Nagar Have (100)
Karnataka (80) Rajasthan (70) Jharkhand (40)
Chhattisgarh (30)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 13
Gujarat (155,000) Maharashtra (9,400)
Tamil Nadu (800) Madhya Pradesh (700)
Daman and Diu (600) Delhi (200)
Telangana (200) West Bengal (100)
Dadra and Nagar Have (100) Karnataka (80)
Rajasthan (70) Jharkhand (40)
Chhattisgarh (30)
Primary Language: Gujarati (156,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: guj   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 3
Secondary Languages:
Urdu (4,500) Kacchi (300)
Primary Language: Gujarati (156,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 3
Secondary Languages:
Urdu (4,500) Kacchi (300)
Primary Language: Gujarati

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1809-1965)
New Testament Yes   (1820-1985)
Complete Bible Yes   (1823-2005)
Audio Bible 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 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
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Fathers Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
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 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source: Isudas   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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