Maghaiya in India

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Map Source:  People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Maghaiya
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 1,600
World Population: 1,600
Primary Language: Hindi
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Maghaiya Kumbar live in Odisha, Bihar and West Bengal. They speak, read and write in Oriya and Bengali.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Maghaiya Kumbar work in agriculture and in selling pottery. Most of them are landless. They are not well educated so the gospel will need to be presented in oral forms. They have a traditional council to look after their needs. Widowers and the divorced can marry again. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son becoming the new family head.

What Are Their Beliefs?

They are Hindus who also follow a local religion.

What Are Their Needs?

The Maghaiya Kumbars needs to experience the abundant life that only Jesus Christ can offer their community.

Prayer Points

Pray that the traditional councils will come to Jesus Christ and lead their community into a disciple making movement. Pray that gospel recordings and the JESUS Film will help them to start Discovery Bible Studies. Pray for intercessors and missionaries to go to them.

Text Source:   Keith Carey