Mukha Dhora in India

The Mukha Dhora have only been reported in India
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* Data can be from various sources including official census, agencies, and local research. Data from these sources can sometimes differ even by orders of magnitude. Joshua Project attempts to present a conservative, balanced estimate.

Introduction / History

The Mukha Dora also called Nooka Dora are a scheduled tribe of Andhra Pradesh. They speak Telugu, the language of Andhra Pradesh. Many also speak the Mukha Dora language, which is what actually defines them as a people group.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They work in agriculture. They find and sell forest produce. A village council looks after their needs. They have a low literacy level, so the gospel will need to be given to them in oral form. The Mukha Dora prefer cousin marriages. They are exogamous, meaning that they marry outside their clan. A man often has more than one wife.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They are officially Hindu, but they blend in their own traditional beliefs.


What Are Their Needs?

The Mukha Dora people need the abundant life that only Jesus offers.


Prayer Points

Pray that the village councils and family leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead their community into a church planting movement. Pray that gospel materials will be easily available to them. Pray for a spiritual hunger that will lead them to the cross. Pray for intercessors and workers.


Scripture Prayers for the Mukha Dhora in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Mukha Dhora
People Name in Country Mukha Dhora
Alternate Names Mukhi; Nooka Dhora; Nooka Dora; मुखा धोरा
Population this Country 52,000
Population all Countries 52,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 17699
ROP3 Code 113146
ROP25 Code 305675
ROP25 Name Mukha Dora
Country India
Region Asia, South
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 5
Largest States
Andhra Pradesh
50,000
Assam
1,400
Odisha
600
Tamil Nadu
70
Telangana
60
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 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 5
  Andhra Pradesh 50,000
  Assam 1,400
  Odisha 600
  Tamil Nadu 70
  Telangana 60
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.01 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
1.62 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
97.88 %
Islam
0.27 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
Unknown
0.22 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Telugu (41,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 10
Secondary Languages
Odia
2,100
Assamese
900
Kuvi
500
Koya
30
Tamil Hindi
Sora Garo Duruwa
Primary Language Telugu (41,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 10
Secondary Languages
  Odia 2,100
  Assamese 900
  Kuvi 500
  Koya 30
  Tamil 10
  Hindi 10
  Sora 10
  Garo 0
  Duruwa 0
People Groups Speaking Telugu

Primary Language:  Telugu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1812-1966)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1818-1989)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1854-2022)
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YouVersion NT (www.bible.com) Online
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Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Telugu Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
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General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
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General Four Spiritual Laws Campus Crusade for Christ
General Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General Gospel website in this language General / Other
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Keith Carey 
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