Mana in India

The Mana have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The word Mana means "honor." The Mana of India are also called Mane. They speak Marathi and live mainly in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Mana are landowners who work mainly in agriculture. They have several clans and they don't allow marriage among the different clans. Weddings are sometimes arranged by their family leaders, but at other times the groom "earns" his wife by working for her family. However, most families prefer to pay a dowry. Unlike most Hindus they can either bury or cremate the dead.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Hinduism is their religion. They sometimes worship snakes.


Prayer Points

Pray that God will give the Mana dreams and visions leading them to salvation. Pray that gospel materials will lead them to begin their own movement to Christ. Pray that their leaders will allow their people to enjoy all the blessings of the lordship of Jesus Christ. Pray for workers.


Scripture Prayers for the Mana in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Mana
People Name in Country Mana
Population this Country 289,000
Population all Countries 289,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 6
Alternate Names Bhat Mana; Mane; Mani; Raj Mana; माना
People ID 13476
ROP3 Code 106208
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 3
Largest States
Maharashtra
261,000
Madhya Pradesh
28,000
Chhattisgarh
60
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 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 3
  Maharashtra 261,000
  Madhya Pradesh 28,000
  Chhattisgarh 60
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Marathi (212,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Gondi, Aheri
23,000
Hindi
11,000
Chhattisgarhi
300
Nimadi
30
Primary Language Marathi (212,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Gondi, Aheri 23,000
  Hindi 11,000
  Chhattisgarhi 300
  Nimadi 30
People Groups Speaking Marathi

Primary Language:  Marathi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1807-1957)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1982)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1821-2019)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Marathi
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel resources links
General Gospel website in this language
General Zúme Training
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.37 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.63 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more