Konkani Mahratta in India

The Mahratta Konkani have only been reported in India
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Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction

Though the Mahrattas have a state named after them, Maharashtra, not all of them live there. Just south of Maharashtra is the state of Goa, where they speak Konkani, and many Mahrattas from the Konkani subgroup live there. This state was once a Portuguese colony, and there are many Roman Catholics.


Ministry Obstacles

Being what Hindus call a "forward caste," the Konkani Mahrattas have high status. This status is strong in Hindu communities. Such a situation keeps entire communities bound to a particular religious system.


Outreach Ideas

There are many believers from Maharashtra and Goa who can reach out to the Konkani Mahrattas.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray that believers will be filled with the fruit and the power of the Holy Spirit as they lovingly reach their Hindu neighbors.


Pray for the Entire People Group

* Pray for his Kingdom to come and His will to be done among the Konkani Mahrattas.
* Pray for a spiritual hunger that will drive the Konkani Mahrattas to the arms of Jesus.


Scripture Prayers for the Mahratta Konkani in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-01-14
People Name General Mahratta Konkani
People Name in Country Mahratta Konkani
Pronunciation mah-RAH-tah KOHN-kuh-nee
Natural Name Konkani Mahratta
Natural Pronunciation KOHN-kuh-nee mah-RAH-tah
World Population 561,000
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 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 4
Largest States
Maharashtra
461,000
Karnataka
82,000
Gujarat
14,000
Goa
4,800
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 4
  Maharashtra 461,000
  Karnataka 82,000
  Gujarat 14,000
  Goa 4,800
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Marathi (284,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Konkani
214,000
Khandesi
31,000
Ahirani
15,000
Hindi
15,000
Konkani, Goan
4,500
Primary Language Marathi (284,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Konkani 214,000
  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  (1821-2015)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Virtual Storehouse
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 Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
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 Gospel website in this language
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible: मराठी - Marathi
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.48 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.47 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.05 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Taslim Arif 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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