Magahia Kumhar 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 Maghia people live in Odisha. They speak Maithili, Oriya and Hindi and read and write in Oriya and Devanagari.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Maghia own land and are cultivators. They also work in business. They are well educated. A caste council looks after their needs. The Maghia are monogamous and marriages are arranged by discussion and mutual consent. They do not allow for divorce, but the bereaved can marry again. On the death of the father, the sons inherit the property. They eat meat, fish, eggs and rice.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Maghia people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are other Hindus who are much more philosophical, especially among the Brahmins.


What Are Their Needs?

The Maghia people need to put all their trust in Jesus Christ, the one who came to provide life to the full for all who call on His name.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Kumhar Magahia in India.

* Pray that the council leaders come to Jesus Christ and lead their community into a Christ-ward movement. * Pray that gospel materials and the internet lead the Maghia to starting their own Discovery Bible groups. * Pray for faithful intercessors and workers who will go to them.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Kumhar Magahia
People Name in Country Kumhar Magahia
Natural Name Magahia Kumhar
Population this Country 180,000
Population all Countries 181,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 4
Alternate Names Maghi; कुम्हार मागाहिया
People ID 21176
ROP3 Code 117999
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 5
Largest States
Odisha
79,000
Bihar
40,000
Uttar Pradesh
30,000
West Bengal
22,000
Jharkhand
8,400
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 5
  Odisha 79,000
  Bihar 40,000
  Uttar Pradesh 30,000
  West Bengal 22,000
  Jharkhand 8,400
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Odia (71,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
Hindi
48,000
Bengali
24,000
Bhojpuri
16,000
Maithili
11,000
Magahi
6,600
Chhattisgarhi
1,600
Telugu
500
Surjapuri
300
Kudmali
100
Pengo
80
Primary Language Odia (71,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 48,000
  Bengali 24,000
  Bhojpuri 16,000
  Maithili 11,000
  Magahi 6,600
  Chhattisgarhi 1,600
  Telugu 500
  Surjapuri 300
  Kudmali 100
  Pengo 80
People Groups Speaking Odia

Primary Language:  Odia

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1811-1956)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1809-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1815-2014)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Odia
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Odia
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel website in this language
General Gospel website in this language
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file from FCBH
Mobile App Download audio Bible app from Google Play Store
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.01 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.99 %
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.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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