Bania Marwadi in India

Joshua Project has identified the Bania Marwadi only in India
Population
34,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

To most people, work and business holds a high priority in life. To the Marwadi Banias, business is the top priority in life. Through the centuries, the Marwadi Banias have managed to run successful businesses all over India. More recently they have begun to run international businesses. In 2005, Forbes magazine listed Marwadi individuals as making up two percent of the billionaires in the world! Along with business the Marwadis see family and unity as high priorities.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Marwadi people know how to build bridges of trust within their local business relationships. Because of this trust, they can successfully market their business ventures through word of mouth to people from all kinds of communities throughout India.
Imagine what would happen if Marwadi communities made the decision to follow Christ! This would not only impact and change the Marwadis, but as the Holy Spirit transforms them, they can be a blessing to all of India.


Prayer Points

* Pray that Marwadi elders will soon hear and respond to the Words of Christ, and that their communities will be transformed so that they will be a blessing to all they deal with.
* Pray that they will be able to put finances in their proper place.
* Pray for God to send business people who love the Lord to build relationships with these Hindus.


References

Some information from "The Scheduled Castes" K. S. Singh, ed. Oxford University Press, USA (1994)


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2007-09-17
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-08-06
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-08-13
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-09-05
People Name General Bania Marwadi
People Name in Country Bania Marwadi
Population in India 34,000
World Population 34,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Marwadi, Vaisya, बनिया, मारवाड़ी
People ID 19714
ROP3 Code 115166
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 5
Largest States
Telangana
(24,000)
Maharashtra
(4,500)
Uttar Pradesh
(3,200)
Karnataka
(1,900)
Gujarat
(100)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 5
  Telangana (24,000)
  Maharashtra (4,500)
  Uttar Pradesh (3,200)
  Karnataka (1,900)
  Gujarat (100)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Marwari (22,000 speakers)
Language Code rwr   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Hindi
(9,500)
Telugu
(1,400)
Merwari
(70)
People Groups Speaking Marwari
Primary Language Marwari (22,000 speakers)
Language Code rwr   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Hindi (9,500)
  Telugu (1,400)
  Merwari (70)
People Groups Speaking Marwari

Primary Language:  Marwari

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1815-1867)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1820-1821)
Bible-Complete No
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 Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Coconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Marwari
Film / Video Ravi's Way (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Welcome Jesus (Indigitube.tv)
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.57 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.43 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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