Mahratta Jadhav in India

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Mahratta Jadhav
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People Name: Mahratta Jadhav
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 2,811,000
World Population: 2,811,000
Primary Language: Marathi
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 - Mahratta
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Mahratta or Maratha are generally not vegetarians and believe in education, family planning and modern medicines. Marathi is spoken by them and Hindi too. They read and write in Devanagari usually. Hinduism is their religion. They are a forward caste. The name Mahratha comes from the word invincible.

In Maharashtra, the Mahratta have cousin marriages. Widowers and the divorced can marry again. The dead are cremated. Sons inherit the property. They work mainly in agriculture and selling crops while some work in business, government service, some as laborers and some in other work. They have a council of elders to look after them.

In Goa the Mahratta are a large community who speak Konkani and live in many parts of the state.

In Uttar Pradesh the Mahratta are vegetarians who eat wheat and rice. Many of them are Brahmans. Divorce is not allowed. The bereaved can marry again.

The Mahratta live in Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and other states too such as Kerala where they read and write in Kannada. They are also in Delhi.

Prayer Points

* Pray that the council leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
* Pray that gospel materials will lead them to salvation.
* Pray that more people will pray for them.

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