Malvi Brahmin in India

The Malvi Brahmin have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* Data can be from various sources including official census, agencies, and local research. Data from these sources can sometimes differ even by orders of magnitude. Joshua Project attempts to present a conservative, balanced estimate.

Introduction / History

Malvi is a language spoken in central India. There are some Brahmins who speak it, but it is being replaced by Hindi. Generally, people speak Hindi in towns and cities. In the villages, people are more likely to speak Malvi.
Brahmins have had high status in the Hindu world for thousands of years. Malvi speaking Brahmins are no exception.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Malvi Brahmin families are concerned with maintaining their status in a time where those who traditionally had lower status are given special privileges. They send their children to universities and try to get good paying jobs. It is often a stigma for their children to be Hindu priests rather than engineers, professors, etc.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Malvi Brahmins are solidly Hindu. They might worship any of millions of Hindu gods during their pujas (devotions), but as Brahmins they are much more likely to be attracted to the philosophical version of Hinduism.


What Are Their Needs?

God's Word in Malvi will clearly communicate the message from God. So far, they have a New Testament but not a complete Bible in the Malvi language.
Now their needs largely involve spiritual openness to the truth. Will they accept God’s word, or will they continue in their traditional ways?


Prayer Points

Pray for God to open doors for communicating the gospel and for culturally appropriate church planting by the Malvi among themselves.
Pray for Malvi Brahmins to hear and respond to the gospel no matter how much community pressure they face.
Pray for Malvi Brahmin disciples to disciple others in the ways of Jesus Christ.


Scripture Prayers for the Brahmin Malvi in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Brahmin Malvi
People Name in Country Brahmin Malvi
Natural Name Malvi Brahmin
Alternate Names Malavi; ब्रामिन, मालवी
Population this Country 92,000
Population all Countries 92,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
People ID 19961
ROP3 Code 115738
ROP25 Code 301405
ROP25 Name Brahmin
Country India
Region Asia, South
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 2
Largest States
Madhya Pradesh
88,000
Maharashtra
4,000
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 2
  Madhya Pradesh 88,000
  Maharashtra 4,000
Website South Asia Peoples
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.
Primary Language Malvi (40,000 speakers)
Language Code mup   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Hindi
38,000
Primary Language Malvi (40,000 speakers)
Language Code mup   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 38,000
People Groups Speaking Malvi

Primary Language:  Malvi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1826-2015)
Bible-Complete No
FCBH NT (www.bible.is) Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Malvi Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General Gospel website in this language General / Other
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Learn more.



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