Maghaiya in India

The Maghaiya 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 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.


Scripture Prayers for the Maghaiya in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Maghaiya
People Name in Country Maghaiya
Population this Country 1,600
Population all Countries 1,600
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Kumbar; Kumbhakar; Kumor; Magh; Maghaiya-Dom; Maghi; Magiya; Magura; Meghia; माघहैया
People ID 17400
ROP3 Code 112800
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 5
Largest States
Jharkhand
500
West Bengal
400
Bihar
400
Odisha
200
Tripura
80
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 5
  Jharkhand 500
  West Bengal 400
  Bihar 400
  Odisha 200
  Tripura 80
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (600 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Maithili
400
Odia
200
Magahi
200
Primary Language Hindi (600 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Maithili 400
  Odia 200
  Magahi 200
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1835-2019)
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 Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament DAVAR Partners International
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub) Create International
Film / Video Coconuts Create International
Film / Video Creation to Christ Create International
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
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