Mundari in India

Joshua Project has identified the Mundari only in India
Population
32,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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 32,000
World Population 32,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 2
Alternate Names मुंदरी
People ID 19041
ROP3 Code 115282
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 1
  Odisha (32,000)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Mundari (15,000 speakers)
Language Code unr   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 23
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Odia
(7,400)
Ho
(2,200)
Munda
(1,900)
Kuvi
(1,300)
Hindi
(800)
Chhattisgarhi
(400)
Bengali
(300)
Santhali
(300)
Kharia
(100)
Kurux
(90)
Punjabi, Eastern
(20)
Telugu
(10)
Digaro-Mishmi Naga, Tase: Tangsa Naga, Mao
People Groups Speaking Mundari
Primary Language Mundari (15,000 speakers)
Language Code unr   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 23
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Odia (7,400)
  Ho (2,200)
  Munda (1,900)
  Kuvi (1,300)
  Hindi (800)
  Chhattisgarhi (400)
  Bengali (300)
  Santhali (300)
  Kharia (100)
  Kurux (90)
  Punjabi, Eastern (20)
  Telugu (10)
  Digaro-Mishmi (10)
  Naga, Tase: Tangsa (10)
  Naga, Mao (0)
People Groups Speaking Mundari

Primary Language:  Mundari

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1876-1965)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1895-2001)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1910-2002)
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
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)
16.94 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
80.23 %
Islam
0.16 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
Unknown
2.67 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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