Mahratta Konkani in India

The Mahratta Konkani have only been reported in India
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Introduction / History

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.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Mahratta Konkani 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.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Mahratta Konkani
People Name in Country Mahratta Konkani
World Population 559,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 11
Alternate Names महरातटा कोंकनी
People ID 21189
ROP3 Code 118011
Country India
Region South Asia
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 4
Largest States
Maharashtra
458,000
Karnataka
82,000
Gujarat
14,000
Goa
4,800
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 4
  Maharashtra 458,000
  Karnataka 82,000
  Gujarat 14,000
  Goa 4,800
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Marathi (283,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Konkani
212,000
Khandesi
31,000
Ahirani
15,000
Hindi
15,000
Konkani, Goan
4,500
Primary Language Marathi (283,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Konkani 212,000
  Khandesi 31,000
  Ahirani 15,000
  Hindi 15,000
  Konkani, Goan 4,500
People Groups Speaking Marathi

Primary Language:  Marathi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1807-1957)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1982)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1821-2002)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text 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 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 Jesus Film: view in Marathi
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 Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: मराठी - Marathi
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.97 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.03 %
Unknown
0.00 %
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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