Bania Mahur in India


Population
934,000
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  

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People Name General Bania Mahur
People Name in Country Bania Mahur
Population in India 934,000
World Population 935,100
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 19 to 22
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
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 24
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Rajasthan
(369,000)
Uttar Pradesh
(168,000)
Madhya Pradesh
(90,000)
Gujarat
(72,000)
Maharashtra
(60,000)
Haryana
(53,000)
Delhi
(39,000)
Bihar
(25,000)
Punjab
(20,000)
Chhattisgarh
(9,100)
Uttarakhand
(7,600)
Jharkhand
(6,200)
Jammu and Kashmir
(6,100)
Chandigarh
(2,600)
Goa
(2,400)
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 24  (only 20 largest shown)
  Rajasthan (369,000)
  Uttar Pradesh (168,000)
  Madhya Pradesh (90,000)
  Gujarat (72,000)
  Maharashtra (60,000)
  Haryana (53,000)
  Delhi (39,000)
  Bihar (25,000)
  Punjab (20,000)
  Chhattisgarh (9,100)
  Uttarakhand (7,600)
  Jharkhand (6,200)
  Jammu and Kashmir (6,100)
  Chandigarh (2,600)
  Goa (2,400)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (338,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 35
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Sindhi
(266,000)
Marwari
(62,000)
Dhundari
(44,000)
Gujarati
(41,000)
Shekhawati
(24,000)
Marathi
(24,000)
Merwari
(9,100)
Bagri
(8,900)
Bhojpuri
(8,400)
Punjabi, Eastern
(7,400)
Awadhi
(6,700)
Mewari
(6,200)
Magahi
(6,100)
Kanauji
(4,300)
Haryanvi
(3,800)
People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (338,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 35
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Sindhi (266,000)
  Marwari (62,000)
  Dhundari (44,000)
  Gujarati (41,000)
  Shekhawati (24,000)
  Marathi (24,000)
  Merwari (9,100)
  Bagri (8,900)
  Bhojpuri (8,400)
  Punjabi, Eastern (7,400)
  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
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Hindi Bible stories
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)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.19 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
Unknown
Other / Small
0.81 %
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 India census data.  Current values may differ.


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