Mutrasi in India

The Mutrasi have only been reported in India
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Introduction / History

The Muthuraja or the Muthrasi people are known as Muttiriyan or Muttiriyar. The name Muthuraja is derived from the word mudi, meaning topmost and raja, ruler. Mudiraj also means ancient king or old king. Traditionally the Muthrasi were employed as soldiers and guards. The Mutrasi have several occupational subgroups, which indicate place, professions, ancestors, etc. Some claim to be Kshatriyas, others consider themselves as of low status. They are distributed mainly in Andhra Pradesh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Mutrasi were traditionally a land-owning community, and their traditional occupation is agriculture. Rice, jowar, maize and ragi are their staple cereals. Others are fishermen, masons, ballad singers, industrial laborers or day laborers. Some prepare fishing nets and trapping devices. They are experts in making explosives.
Commonly marriages are arranged through negotiation. Both widowed and divorced persons are allowed to remarry. They live in nuclear families.


What Are Their Beliefs?

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 Hindu sectors 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.


What Are Their Needs?

The Mutrasi people need the local church to go to them, bearing the name of Jesus Christ. As it stands, they must settle for spirits that will never give them abundant life.


Prayer Points

Pray that God will send anointed workers to take the gospel to the Mutrasi.
Pray that God will open the hearts of the Mutrasi to the good news about Isa or Jesus.
Pray for peace in the region where the Mutrasi live.
Ask the Lord to raise up a church among the Mutrasi of India.


Scripture Prayers for the Mutrasi in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Mutrasi
People Name in Country Mutrasi
Pronunciation moo-TRAH-see
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
Population this Country 1,237,000
Population all Countries 1,237,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 25
People ID 19316
ROP3 Code 115554
ROP25 Code 305748
ROP25 Name Muturaja
Country India
Region Asia, South
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 18
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Andhra Pradesh
627,000
Telangana
463,000
Tamil Nadu
64,000
Karnataka
25,000
Odisha
21,000
Maharashtra
16,000
West Bengal
2,400
Jharkhand
2,000
Puducherry
1,300
Kerala
1,000
Delhi
800
Andaman and Nicobar
500
Assam
500
Uttar Pradesh
200
Chhattisgarh
100
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 18
  Andhra Pradesh 627,000
  Telangana 463,000
  Tamil Nadu 64,000
  Karnataka 25,000
  Odisha 21,000
  Maharashtra 16,000
  West Bengal 2,400
  Jharkhand 2,000
  Puducherry 1,300
  Kerala 1,000
  Delhi 800
  Andaman and Nicobar 500
  Assam 500
  Uttar Pradesh 200
  Chhattisgarh 100
Website South Asia Peoples
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 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Telugu (1,237,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Telugu (1,237,000 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  (1854-2022)
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Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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