Mundari in India

Joshua Project has identified the Mundari only in India
Population
47,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Munda of Bangladesh are part of the larger Munda group, most of whom live in India. Racially the Mundas are proto-Australoid. Within Bangladesh they tend to live in villages which are separate from but near Bengali villages in western Rajshahi division. There are also some Munda living on the tea estates of Sylhet division. The Munda living on the tea estates do manual labor in the tea gardens for a daily wage. Many of those living in Rajshahi division work as seasonal day laborers for Bengali land owners. The Munda in Bangladesh used to own and farm their own land, but in recent years many have lost a lot of their land and now are dependent on the meager daily wages they receive when there is work for day laborers. As a result, many Mundas live day-to-day, waiting to buy their food for the evening until they have received their pay for that day. Thus,
some major needs of the Munda are job skills training and also land rights intervention. The Munda who live in Rajshahi division are primarily Christian, and among the Christians, most are Catholic. A smaller portion of those living on the tea estates of Sylhet division are Christian. Many call themselves Hindu, though they may in actuality follow a traditional religion. Nominalism is prevalent among the Munda of Bangladesh, and an evangelical mission could work to meet not only their physical needs but also their spiritual needs.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Mundari
People Name in Country Mundari
Population in India 47,000
World Population 47,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 3
Alternate Names मुंदरी
People ID 19041
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
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: 1
Odisha (47,000)
Primary Language: Mundari (19,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: unr   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 29
Secondary Languages:
(only 20 largest shown)
Oriya (11,000) Ho (3,500) Kuvi (3,100)
Munda (2,700) Hindi (2,600) Chhattisgarhi (600)
Santhali (400) Bengali (400) Kurux (200)
Kharia (200) Punjabi, Eastern (100) Telugu (50)
Naga, Tase: Tangsa (30) Gadaba, Pottangi Ollar (20) Halbi (20)
Digaro-Mishmi (20) Koya (20) Gadaba, Bodo (20)
Naga, Mao Mal Paharia
Primary Language: Mundari (19,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: unr   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 29
Secondary Languages: (only 20 largest shown)
Oriya (11,000) Ho (3,500)
Kuvi (3,100) Munda (2,700)
Hindi (2,600) Chhattisgarhi (600)
Santhali (400) Bengali (400)
Kurux (200) Kharia (200)
Punjabi, Eastern (100) Telugu (50)
Naga, Tase: Tangsa (30) Gadaba, Pottangi Ollar (20)
Halbi (20) Digaro-Mishmi (20)
Koya (20) Gadaba, Bodo (20)
Naga, Mao (10) Mal Paharia (10)
Primary Language: Mundari

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1876-1965)
New Testament Yes   (1895-2001)
Complete Bible Yes   (1910-2002)
 
Possible Print Bibles
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Mundari
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
11.56 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
85.03 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.02 %
Unknown
3.38 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source: Anonymous  
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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