Bania, Mahur in India


Population
910,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
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 910,000
World Population 911,100
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Bihari, Mahawar, Mahuri, Mahuri Bais, बनिया, महुर
People ID 19713
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 24
Largest States
(only 20 largest shown)
Rajasthan (361,000) Uttar Pradesh (163,000) Madhya Pradesh (85,000)
Gujarat (70,000) Maharashtra (58,000) Haryana (53,000)
Delhi (38,000) Bihar (25,000) Punjab (20,000)
Chhattisgarh (8,900) Uttarakhand (7,400) Jharkhand (6,100)
Jammu and Kashmir (5,900) Chandigarh (2,600) Goa (2,300)
West Bengal (1,000) Himachal Pradesh (900) Daman and Diu (700)
Karnataka (700) Puducherry (400)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 24  (only 20 largest shown)
Rajasthan (361,000) Uttar Pradesh (163,000)
Madhya Pradesh (85,000) Gujarat (70,000)
Maharashtra (58,000) Haryana (53,000)
Delhi (38,000) Bihar (25,000)
Punjab (20,000) Chhattisgarh (8,900)
Uttarakhand (7,400) Jharkhand (6,100)
Jammu and Kashmir (5,900) Chandigarh (2,600)
Goa (2,300) West Bengal (1,000)
Himachal Pradesh (900) Daman and Diu (700)
Karnataka (700) Puducherry (400)
Primary Language: Hindi (335,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: hin   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 35
Secondary Languages:
(only 20 largest shown)
Sindhi (265,000) 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 (3,900)
Malvi (3,300) Konkani (3,000) Chhattisgarhi (2,700)
Dogri (2,000) Kumaoni (2,000)
Primary Language: Hindi (335,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 35
Secondary Languages: (only 20 largest shown)
Sindhi (265,000) 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 (3,900) Malvi (3,300)
Konkani (3,000) Chhattisgarhi (2,700)
Dogri (2,000) Kumaoni (2,000)
Primary Language: Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
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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 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
99.23 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.77 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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