The Zamral are a relatively small people group who make their home primarily in Madhya Pradesh. Their primary occupation is labor and migratory jobs. Other than that, they are engaged into making baskets and, to a lesser degree, roofs from bamboo. The baskets are sold in the markets.
They are found primarily in the Barwani and West Nimar districts of Madhya Pradesh.
They consider themselves Shudra (or Sudra). Shudra is the lowest Varna, or division in the Hindu caste system. They are typically farmers, craftsmen, and laborers. The four Varnas are Brahmin, Kshatriya, Vaishya, and Shudra. They are not, however, part of the lowest caste, the "untouchables".
They marry only within their group, between clans such as Basare, Chouhan and Nakalia. The role of women is very important in the production of baskets as well as in other parts of society.
They eat jowar and wheat as their primary cereals and do not avoid eating meat. They speak the Nimari or Nimadi language at home and Hindi for communication outside of the group.
They are Hindus who worship Shankar, Parvati and Hanuman.
There is a need for literacy training among them as the vast majority can not read. They make use of development programs having to do with education, electricity, medical, family welfare, communication and even grants from the government which benefit their basket-making industry.
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|People Name General||Zamral (Hindu traditions)|
|People Name in Country||Zamral (Hindu traditions)|
|Population in India||8,300|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Alternate Names||ज़मर्ल (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)|
|Persecution Rank||15 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||3|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Hindi (4,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||hin Ethnologue Listing|
|Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|People Groups||Speaking Hindi|
Primary Language: Hindi
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|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1811-1998)|
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