Kurmi Mahato in India

Kurmi Mahato
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Map Source:  People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Kurmi Mahato
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 305,000
World Population: 305,000
Primary Language: Bengali
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 0.07 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - Kurmi
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Kurmi Mahato people live in West Bengal, Odisha and Bihar. They speak Oriya, Bengali and Hindi.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Kurmi Mahato work in agriculture and are generally well educated. They like dancing. Marriages are arranged by family leaders. They allow for divorce and remarriage. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son taking charge of the family.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Almost everyone in this community is a Hindu. As Hindus they worship whatever god they believe will offer them protection and prosperity.

What Are Their Needs?

The Kurmi Mahato people need the eternal blessings of Jesus Christ.

Prayer Points

Pray that Indian believers will help them to begin an unstoppable movement to Christ. Pray for spiritual discernment and hunger. Pray for their leaders to open the door to their communities seeking and finding Jesus Christ.

Text Source:   Joshua Project