Mahara in Bangladesh


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Bangladesh census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

There is almost no information available about this people group, so we know nothing about their historical background.


Where Are they Located?

Most Mahara people live in India's states of Odisha or the various northeastern states, though a smaller number live in Bangladesh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

There is almost no information about the lifestyle of this people group. All we know if that they are less than one percent Christian believer.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Mahara people are almost entirely Hindu. Hindus don't have a set of doctrinal beliefs in the same way that Christians, Jews or Muslims do. They worship whatever spirit being they believe will provide for their needs.


What Are Their Needs?

Like other peoples of the world, the Maharas need the opportunity to put their faith in the Risen Savior, Jesus Christ. He is the only one who can provide them with the blessings of hope and joy and spiritual guidance.


Prayer Points

Pray for gospel workers to catch a vision for reaching the Mahara people for Jesus and that in God's sovereign timing the hearts of the Mahara people would be open and ready to follow Him.
Pray for Jesus movements to bless extended families so the gospel will spread rapidly among this people group.
Pray for the spiritual lives of the Mahara people to become fruitful as they follow Christ.
Pray for the lives and culture of the Mahara people to evidence the rule and reign of the Kingdom of God as they open to the gospel, and for the beauty of Jesus to be seen in them.


Scripture Prayers for the Mahara in Bangladesh.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17401/IN


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Mahara
People Name in Country Mahara
Alternate Names Mahar; Mahra; Mehar; Mehra; महरा
Population this Country 17,000
Population all Countries 23,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 17401
ROP3 Code 112801
ROP25 Code 304934
ROP25 Name Mahara
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 30  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 30  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 1
  Sylhet 17,000
Website South Asia Peoples
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 Bangladesh census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Sylheti (14,000 speakers)
Language Code syl   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Bengali
2,600
Primary Language Sylheti (14,000 speakers)
Language Code syl   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Bengali 2,600
People Groups Speaking Sylheti
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. Learn more.