The Mansoori Muslims live in Gujarat in the city of Ahmedabad. They were Hindus but have been Muslims for at least four hundred years. Urdu and Gujarati is spoken by them and they read and write in Perso-Arabic and in Gujarati too. They are not vegetarians and buffalo meat and beef are eaten by them with wheat and rice as cereals.
The Mansoori Muslims are endogamous, meaning they prefer marriages to occur within the group. They have cousin marriages. Divorce is allowed if approved by the community council. Marrying again is permitted. Monogamy is preferred by them.
The main work of the Mansoori Muslim is fabric making. They believe in education and modern medicines but not in family planning.
* Scripture Prayers for the Meitei (Manipur Muslim) in India.
* Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading to salvation.
* Pray that Indian Christians will lead them to Jesus Christ.
Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|People Name General||Meitei (Manipur Muslim)|
|People Name in Country||Meitei (Manipur Muslim)|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||4|
|Alternate Names||Manipur Muslim; Mansuri Muslim; Meitei; मएइतेई (मणिपुर मुस्लिम)|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Meitei (191,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||mni Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Meitei
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1827-1996)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture / Portions|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Meitei|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
|Text / Printed Matter||Father's Love Letter|
|Text / Printed Matter||Jesus Messiah comic book|
|Text / Printed Matter||OneHope resources for children and youth|
|Text / Printed Matter||World Missionary Press Booklets|