Munnur in India

Joshua Project has identified the Munnur only in India
Population
857,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Munnur of India derive their name from the Telugu language and it means three hundred. They speak Telugu and are Hindus by religion.

The Munnur are endogamous, meaning they marry within their own group. Men cannot marry their first cousin except the daughter of the brother of the mother. Their girls marry as infants. Polygamy is allowed but usually only used in cases like if the woman cannot have children.

Munnur marriages are done by those who are exogamous, linked by family names. Men can marry two sisters as long as the older one is married first. A Brahmin looks at horoscopes to judge whether the marriage takes place. The family of the bride get to know the bridegroom and if it goes well a bride price is paid. Pinnamma, the Hindu goddess of fortune, is worshipped in advance of the wedding. There are many other marriage rituals performed.


Prayer Points

* Pray that God will give the Munnur dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel materials will lead them to Salvation too.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-08-26
People Name General Munnur
People Name in Country Munnur
Population in India 857,000
World Population 857,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Bantu, Kamma, Koli, Muni, Mutraj, Naik, Telaga, Telgaund, Telinga, Tengaud, मुननूर
People ID 19281
ROP3 Code 115550
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 19
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Andhra Pradesh
(433,000)
Telangana
(309,000)
Tamil Nadu
(53,000)
Karnataka
(26,000)
Odisha
(16,000)
Maharashtra
(11,000)
West Bengal
(2,300)
Jharkhand
(2,200)
Puducherry
(700)
Kerala
(700)
Delhi
(500)
Andaman and Nicobar
(400)
Assam
(300)
Uttar Pradesh
(200)
Chhattisgarh
(90)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 19
  Andhra Pradesh (433,000)
  Telangana (309,000)
  Tamil Nadu (53,000)
  Karnataka (26,000)
  Odisha (16,000)
  Maharashtra (11,000)
  West Bengal (2,300)
  Jharkhand (2,200)
  Puducherry (700)
  Kerala (700)
  Delhi (500)
  Andaman and Nicobar (400)
  Assam (300)
  Uttar Pradesh (200)
  Chhattisgarh (90)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Telugu (857,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Telugu
Primary Language Telugu (857,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
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   (1854-2002)
Bible-NT Audio 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 Fathers Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Telugu
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Telugu
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Pearl of Great Price (Indigitube.tv)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source JSE Ministries India  
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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