Mahratta Brahmin in India

The Brahmin Mahratta have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Maratha are castes who live mainly in Maharashtra in India. Maratha is referred to as those who spoke the Marathi language.

The Maratha dominate politics in Maharashtra though many of the caste are on lower incomes. Many are landowners and cultivators. Most have cattle. They are not vegetarians and eat wheat and rice as cereals. They speak Marathi.

The Maratha allow cousin marriages. Divorce and widows marrying again is not allowed. Boys marry from twelve years old onwards. Girls marry early. Property goes to the sons on the death of the father. They are Hindus by religion. Some of them are very well educated. They have caste councils to look after them.

The Maratha also live in Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Brahmin Mahratta in India.

* Pray that politicians and those in high places among the Maratha come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
* Pray that gospel materials will lead many of them to salvation.


References

http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Marathas.aspx


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Brahmin Mahratta
People Name in Country Brahmin Mahratta
Natural Name Mahratta Brahmin
World Population 468,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 9
Alternate Names Brahman Terai; Brahmin Terai; Desastha Brahman; Deshastha; Maharashtra; Maratha Brahman; Maratha Brahmin; Rayar; Rayar Brahman; Rayar Brahmin; ब्रामिन, महरातटा
People ID 19959
ROP3 Code 115736
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 17
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Maharashtra
132,000
Karnataka
66,000
Andhra Pradesh
64,000
Gujarat
56,000
Tamil Nadu
38,000
Uttar Pradesh
31,000
West Bengal
22,000
Telangana
15,000
Delhi
9,700
Madhya Pradesh
9,100
Kerala
8,400
Uttarakhand
7,500
Rajasthan
6,500
Chhattisgarh
1,900
Goa
1,600
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 17
  Maharashtra 132,000
  Karnataka 66,000
  Andhra Pradesh 64,000
  Gujarat 56,000
  Tamil Nadu 38,000
  Uttar Pradesh 31,000
  West Bengal 22,000
  Telangana 15,000
  Delhi 9,700
  Madhya Pradesh 9,100
  Kerala 8,400
  Uttarakhand 7,500
  Rajasthan 6,500
  Chhattisgarh 1,900
  Goa 1,600
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Marathi (163,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 24
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Hindi
94,000
Telugu
49,000
Kannada
48,000
Gujarati
39,000
Tamil
33,000
Konkani
16,000
Bengali
8,800
Konkani, Goan
6,900
Bhojpuri
3,200
Dhundari
2,500
Garhwali
1,100
Malayalam
1,000
Marwari
900
Khandesi
600
Tulu
400
Primary Language Marathi (163,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 24
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Hindi 94,000
  Telugu 49,000
  Kannada 48,000
  Gujarati 39,000
  Tamil 33,000
  Konkani 16,000
  Bengali 8,800
  Konkani, Goan 6,900
  Bhojpuri 3,200
  Dhundari 2,500
  Garhwali 1,100
  Malayalam 1,000
  Marwari 900
  Khandesi 600
  Tulu 400
People Groups Speaking Marathi

Primary Language:  Marathi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1807-1957)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1982)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1821-2015)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Virtual Storehouse
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
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 Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Marathi
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Marathi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Gospel website in this language
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible: मराठी - Marathi
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
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.
Map Source Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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