Mutrasi in India

The Mutrasi have only been reported in India
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Subgroups: 23 (10 largest shown)  Show all

Subgroup Name Population
Bobbili 6,200
Racha 4,100
Kamma 800
Budbudke Unknown
Butti Unknown
Chalka Unknown
Chambu Unknown
Chetti Unknown
Hajari Unknown
Jathi Kartha Unknown

Introduction / History

The Muthuraja or the Muthrasi people are known as Muttiriyan or Muttiriyar. The name Muthuraja is derived from the word mudi, meaning top most and raja, ruler. Mudiraj also means ancient king or old king. The Muthuraja have several occupational subgroups, which indicate place, professions, ancestors, etc. Some claim to be Kshatriyas, others consider themselves as untouchable Sudras. They are distributed mainly in Andhra Pradesh.

Muthuraja are mainly a land owning community and their traditional occupation is agriculture. Rice, jowar, maize and ragi are their staple cereals.

It is common to have marriages arranged through negotiation. Dowry is given in both cash and kind. Both widowed and divorced persons are allowed to remarry. They live in nuclear families and adhere to male equigeniture for inheritance.

Traditionally the Muthrasi were employed as soldiers and guards. At present cultivation, fishing, masonry, agriculture and industrial labor, daily-wages are their primary occupations. Some of the Muthrasi are professional ballad singers. They also prepare fishing nets and tramping devices and are experts in making crackers and explosives.

The sacred specialists from their community perform worship, birth, marriage and death rituals. They also practice ancestor worship every year on Pithru Amavasya, while offerings are made to their ancestors. They have both Shaivite and Vaishnavite sections in their community.

Their village deities are Malleswara, Venteswara, Muneswar, Someswara, etc. They celebrate local Hindu festivals like Ugadi, Sankranti, Ekadasi, Diwali, Ram Navami, etc.

Alternate names: Mutrasi, Mutharaja, Mudiraj, Muthrasollu.


Prayer Points

* Pray for the salvation of the Muthrasi people.
* Pray for an active involvement of the Muthrasi Christians among their own people and for an openness to the gospel in their community.


Profile Source:   India Missions Association - Edited by Philipose Vaidyar  Copyrighted ©   Used with permission  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-08-27
People Name General Mutrasi
People Name in Country Mutrasi
Population in India 1,004,000
World Population 1,004,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 20
Alternate Names Bantu, Haida, Kamma, Koli, Mudiraj, Mutherachas, Muthrai, Muthrasi, Muthrasollu, Muthuracha, Muthuraja, Mutracha, Mutrachavaru, Mutraj, Mutrasi Koli, Mutrasulu, Muttarasa Koli, Muttiriyan, Muttiriyar, Naida, Naidu, Naik, Telaga, Telgaund, Tengaud, Tenugollu, Tenugu, मूत्रसी
People ID 19316
ROP3 Code 115554
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Telugu
People Group Mutrasi
Ethnic Code CNN23d
Total Subgroups 23 (only 15 largest shown)
  Bobbili 6,200
  Racha 4,100
  Kamma 800
  Budbudke 0
  Butti 0
  Chalka 0
  Chambu 0
  Chetti 0
  Hajari 0
  Jathi Kartha 0
Country India
Region South Asia
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 19
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Andhra Pradesh
500,000
Telangana
387,000
Tamil Nadu
54,000
Karnataka
22,000
Odisha
19,000
Maharashtra
13,000
West Bengal
2,500
Jharkhand
1,700
Puducherry
1,100
Kerala
900
Delhi
700
Andaman and Nicobar
500
Assam
400
Uttar Pradesh
100
Chhattisgarh
100
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 19
  Andhra Pradesh 500,000
  Telangana 387,000
  Tamil Nadu 54,000
  Karnataka 22,000
  Odisha 19,000
  Maharashtra 13,000
  West Bengal 2,500
  Jharkhand 1,700
  Puducherry 1,100
  Kerala 900
  Delhi 700
  Andaman and Nicobar 500
  Assam 400
  Uttar Pradesh 100
  Chhattisgarh 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Telugu (1,004,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Other People Groups Speaking Telugu
Primary Language Telugu (1,004,000 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
Bible-NT Text Online
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 Father's Love Letter
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 God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.04 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.96 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source India Missions Association - Edited by Philipose Vaidyar  Copyrighted ©   Used with permission  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.


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