Kurmi Mahato in India

The Kurmi Mahato have only been reported in India
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* 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

The Kurmi Mahato people live in West Bengal, Odisha and Bihar. They speak Oriya, Bengali and Hindi.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Kurmi Mahato work in agriculture and are generally well educated. They like dancing. Marriages are arranged by family leaders. They allow for divorce and remarriage. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son taking charge of the family.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Almost everyone in this community is a Hindu. As Hindus they worship whatever god they believe will offer them protection and prosperity.


What Are Their Needs?

The Kurmi Mahato people need the eternal blessings of Jesus Christ.


Prayer Points

Pray that Indian believers will help them to begin an unstoppable movement to Christ. Pray for spiritual discernment and hunger. Pray for their leaders to open the door to their communities seeking and finding Jesus Christ.


Scripture Prayers for the Kurmi Mahato in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Kurmi Mahato
People Name in Country Kurmi Mahato
Alternate Names Kudm; Kudmi Mahato; कुर्मी महतो
Population this Country 305,000
Population all Countries 305,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 6
People ID 21183
ROP3 Code 118006
ROP25 Code 304418
ROP25 Name Kurmi
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 5
Largest States
West Bengal
148,000
Bihar
127,000
Jharkhand
18,000
Assam
5,900
Odisha
3,300
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 5
  West Bengal 148,000
  Bihar 127,000
  Jharkhand 18,000
  Assam 5,900
  Odisha 3,300
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.07 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.93 %
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 Bengali (116,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 10
Secondary Languages
Hindi
52,000
Bhojpuri
40,000
Magahi
28,000
Maithili
7,600
Assamese
4,300
Panchpargania
3,600
Odia
2,700
Kudmali
1,600
Sadri
100
Primary Language Bengali (116,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 10
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 52,000
  Bhojpuri 40,000
  Magahi 28,000
  Maithili 7,600
  Assamese 4,300
  Panchpargania 3,600
  Odia 2,700
  Kudmali 1,600
  Sadri 100
People Groups Speaking Bengali

Primary Language:  Bengali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1800-1980)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1801-1984)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1809-2022)
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Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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