Mahratta Konkani in India

Mahratta Konkani
Photo Source:  Taslim Arif 
Map Source:  People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Mahratta Konkani
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 562,000
World Population: 562,000
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

Though the Mahrattas have a state named after them, Maharashtra, not all of them live there. Just south of Maharashtra is the state of Goa, where they speak Konkani, and many Mahrattas from the Konkani subgroup live there. This state was once a Portuguese colony, and there are many Roman Catholics.

Ministry Obstacles

Being what Hindus call a "forward caste," the Konkani Mahrattas have high status. This status is strong in Hindu communities. Such a situation keeps entire communities bound to a particular religious system.

Outreach Ideas

There are many believers from Maharashtra and Goa who can reach out to the Konkani Mahrattas.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray that believers will be filled with the fruit and the power of the Holy Spirit as they lovingly reach their Hindu neighbors.

Pray for the Entire People Group

* Pray for his Kingdom to come and His will to be done among the Konkani Mahrattas.
* Pray for a spiritual hunger that will drive the Konkani Mahrattas to the arms of Jesus.

Text Source:   Keith Carey