The Mahratta or Maratha are generally not vegetarians and believe in education, family planning and modern medicines. Marathi is spoken by them and Hindi too. They read and write in Devanagari usually. Hinduism is their religion. They are a forward caste. The name Mahratha comes from the word invincible.
In Maharashtra, the Mahratta have cousin marriages. Widowers and the divorced can marry again. The dead are cremated. Sons inherit the property. They work mainly in agriculture and selling crops while some work in business, government service, some as laborers and some in other work. They have a council of elders to look after them.
In Goa the Mahratta are a large community who speak Konkani and live in many parts of the state.
In Uttar Pradesh the Mahratta are vegetarians who eat wheat and rice. Many of them are Brahmans. Divorce is not allowed. The bereaved can marry again.
The Mahratta live in Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and other states too such as Kerala where they read and write in Kannada. They are also in Delhi.
* Scripture Prayers for the Mahratta Gomatang in India.
* Pray that the council leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
* Pray that gospel materials will lead them to salvation.
* Pray that more people will pray for them.
Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|People Name General||Mahratta Gomatang|
|People Name in Country||Mahratta Gomatang|
|Natural Name||Gomatang Mahratta|
|Population this Country||74,000|
|Population all Countries||74,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Deoli; Devali; Devli; Naik; Naikan; महरातटा गोमटांग|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||3|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Marathi (38,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||mar Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Marathi
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1811-1982)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
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|National Bible Societies|
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|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||LUMO film of Gospels|
|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||Four Spiritual Laws|
|General||Gospel website in this language|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
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