Bhil Mavchi (Hindu traditions) in India

The Bhil Mavchi (Hindu traditions) have only been reported in India
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Introduction / History

The Mavchi Bhil are a Scheduled Tribe of Maharashtra. They speak Mavchi and are not vegetarians.

Marriages are not allowed with their three previous generations. They have cross cousin marriages. Gavit is the surname used by them. The word Gavit means leader.

The Mavchi work mainly in agriculture and agricultural laboring. Some are teachers. They are mainly Hindus. Holi is their main festival. There are Mavchi Christians too, who cooperate with the Hindus. They use family planning.


Prayer Points

* Pray that Indian Christians will lead the Mavchi Bhil to Jesus Christ.
* 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  

People Name General Bhil Mavchi (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Bhil Mavchi (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 499,000
World Population 499,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 10
Alternate Names Manchi, Mavacha, Mavchi, Mawai, Mawci
People ID 21017
ROP3 Code 117868
Country India
Region South Asia
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 5
Largest States
Madhya Pradesh
241,000
Maharashtra
180,000
Gujarat
77,000
Daman and Diu
100
Odisha
90
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 5
  Madhya Pradesh 241,000
  Maharashtra 180,000
  Gujarat 77,000
  Daman and Diu 100
  Odisha 90
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Mawchi (120,000 speakers)
Language Code mke   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 19
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Bhili
119,000
Hindi
114,000
Marathi
50,000
Gujarati
22,000
Nimadi
21,000
Khandesi
16,000
Bareli, Pauri
14,000
Dhanki
8,100
Vasavi
5,400
Bareli, Rathwi
2,500
Malvi
2,100
Dungra Bhil
1,900
Bareli, Palya
900
Ahirani
600
Urdu
200
Primary Language Mawchi (120,000 speakers)
Language Code mke   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 19
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Bhili 119,000
  Hindi 114,000
  Marathi 50,000
  Gujarati 22,000
  Nimadi 21,000
  Khandesi 16,000
  Bareli, Pauri 14,000
  Dhanki 8,100
  Vasavi 5,400
  Bareli, Rathwi 2,500
  Malvi 2,100
  Dungra Bhil 1,900
  Bareli, Palya 900
  Ahirani 600
  Urdu 200
People Groups Speaking Mawchi

Primary Language:  Mawchi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1976-1978)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1989)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Mawchi
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.01 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
1.09 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
97.63 %
Islam
0.76 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.51 %
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.


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