Mansoori in India

The Mansoori 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.

Subgroups: 1

Subgroup Name Population
Sathi 5,700

Introduction / History

The Mansoori Muslims live in the west Indian state of Gujarat concentrated in the city of Ahmedabad. Gujarati is their main language. Many also speak Urdu which allows them to communicate with most India Muslim peoples. Some believe that they have a Rajput background, which gives them a better status in the Hindu caste system.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Industrialization shut down their traditional occupation of hand weaving cotton. With the help of the Indian educational system many of the Mansoori community have risen to becoming successful businessmen, accountants, administrators and engineers.
They are endogamous, meaning they prefer marriages to occur within their people group. They often marry their cousins. Families arrange marriages. They practice monogamy, marriage between one man and one woman. Divorce is allowed if approved by the community council. Sons inherit property upon the death of their father. The Mansoori are not vegetarians but as Muslims they will not eat pork.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Mansoori were once Hindus but have been Sunni Muslims for at least four hundred years. They try to obey the teachings of the Koran and the prophet Mohammad. They believe that by following the Five Pillars of Islam that they will attain heaven when they die. However, Allah, the supreme God of the universe, determines who enters paradise. Sunnis pray five times a day facing Mecca. They fast the month of Ramadan. They attend mosque services on Friday. If a Muslim has the means, he or she will make a pilgrimage to Mecca once in his or her lifetime. Muslims are also prohibited to drink alcohol, eat pork, gamble, steal, use deceit, slander, and make idols. The two main holidays for Sunni Muslims are Eid al Fitr, the breaking of the monthly Ramadan fast and Eid al Adha, the celebration of Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son to Allah.


What Are Their Needs?

There are probably no Christ followers among the Muslim Mansoori people, nor are there many anywhere in Gujarat. At this time, very few if any will ever hear that there is a savior who paid for their sins on a Roman cross.


Prayer Points

Pray for faithful, loving workers to go to the Muslim Mansoori community and tell them about Isa, the Muslim name for Jesus.
Pray for a spiritual hunger that will lead them to the Bible and to investigating the claims of Christ.
Pray for a movement to Christ among the Mansoori to come soon.


Scripture Prayers for the Mansoori in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Mansoori
People Name in Country Mansoori
Alternate Names Kahrar; Penja; Pinja
Population this Country 106,000
Population all Countries 106,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
People ID 21769
ROP3 Code 118556
ROP25 Code 305158
ROP25 Name Mansoori
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
Gujarat
102,000
Maharashtra
1,700
Madhya Pradesh
700
Rajasthan
200
Daman and Diu
200
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
  Gujarat 102,000
  Maharashtra 1,700
  Madhya Pradesh 700
  Rajasthan 200
  Daman and Diu 200
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Gujarati (74,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Urdu
11,000
Kacchi
3,600
Primary Language Gujarati (74,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Urdu 11,000
  Kacchi 3,600
People Groups Speaking Gujarati

Primary Language:  Gujarati

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1809-1965)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1820-1985)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1823-2021)
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