Bania Mahur in India


Population
870,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Mahuri of India live in Bihar and Orissa and read and write in Devanagari. In Bihar they speak Magahi and Hindi. They are vegetarians and eat wheat and rice for cereals.

The Mahuri in Bihar are exogamous, which means they will marry with people outside of their group. Divorce and widow remarrying is not allowed but widowers can marry again. Upon the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son becoming in charge of the home. There are marriage and death rituals. The dead are cremated. Many are self-employed and some work in government service. They are mostly landowners. Hinduism is their religion. Traditional councils settle social disputes. They believe in education, modern medicines and family planning.

The Mahuri in Orissa speak Maithili, Oriya and Hindi and are vegetarians too. They believe in adult marriages and dowries are given. They work in agriculture and in wholesale and retail work.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the leaders of the Mahuri councils will come to Jesus Christ and lead others of the Mahuri to salvation.
* Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to salvation.


References

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


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer / Resource Links:
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People Name General Bania Mahur
People Name in Country Bania Mahur
Population in India 870,000
World Population 871,100
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 17
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Bihari, Mahawar, Mahuri, Mahuri Bais, बनिया, महुर
People ID 19713
ROP3 Code 115165
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 24
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Rajasthan
342,000
Uttar Pradesh
158,000
Madhya Pradesh
82,000
Gujarat
67,000
Maharashtra
56,000
Haryana
50,000
Delhi
37,000
Bihar
24,000
Punjab
19,000
Chhattisgarh
8,600
Uttarakhand
7,200
Jharkhand
5,800
Jammu and Kashmir
5,800
Chandigarh
2,500
Goa
2,300
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 24  (only 20 largest shown)
  Rajasthan 342,000
  Uttar Pradesh 158,000
  Madhya Pradesh 82,000
  Gujarat 67,000
  Maharashtra 56,000
  Haryana 50,000
  Delhi 37,000
  Bihar 24,000
  Punjab 19,000
  Chhattisgarh 8,600
  Uttarakhand 7,200
  Jharkhand 5,800
  Jammu and Kashmir 5,800
  Chandigarh 2,500
  Goa 2,300
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (336,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 35
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Sindhi
254,000
Marwari
69,000
Dhundari
42,000
Gujarati
41,000
Shekhawati
24,000
Marathi
24,000
Merwari
9,100
Bagri
8,900
Bhojpuri
8,400
Punjabi, Eastern
7,600
Awadhi
6,700
Mewari
6,200
Magahi
6,100
Kanauji
4,300
Haryanvi
3,800
Other People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (336,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 35
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Sindhi 254,000
  Marwari 69,000
  Dhundari 42,000
  Gujarati 41,000
  Shekhawati 24,000
  Marathi 24,000
  Merwari 9,100
  Bagri 8,900
  Bhojpuri 8,400
  Punjabi, Eastern 7,600
  Awadhi 6,700
  Mewari 6,200
  Magahi 6,100
  Kanauji 4,300
  Haryanvi 3,800
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1818-2000)
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 Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video A Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Aasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Coconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Haqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.18 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.82 %
Unknown
0.00 %
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Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Anonymous  
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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