Mahuria in India

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

Introduction / History

The Mahuria are a small business and land-owning community. They claim that their ancestors came from a place known as Mathura, thus the name. Today they recall the migration of their ancestors through oral stories.


Where Are they Located?

The Mahuria people live in Odisha and Bihar, two states in eastern India.


What Are Their Lives Like?

As landowners, the Mahuria people have more prestige and property than most rural communities. They probably have high status, since they are pure vegetarians.

This landowning caste needs a good harvest to maintain their lifestyle. For that reason, they use chemical fertilizers. They hire non-landed people to work their fields.

In marriage alliances they stick with their own people group but do not marry those from other gotras or clans. Families arrange marriages for the younger generation once they reach adulthood, and men usually marry between ages 22-25 and women between 20-22. They perform marriage rituals at the bride’s family’s home. After the groom’s party arrives, they are greeted and given a feast by the bride’s family. After four days the couple goes to the groom’s home where there is another feast.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Many younger members of the Mahuria community have joined various Hindu sects. At the family household level, the Mahuria people worship both Lakshmi and Ganesh, two deities that Hindus believe will bring economic prosperity. They visit shrines along with other Hindu communities.


What Are Their Needs?

Though this group is economically prosperous, they need the spiritual prosperity that only a relationship with Jesus Christ can provide.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Mahuria in India.

* Pray for families of Mahuria believers loving and serving others to grow reproducing churches.
* Pray for a chain reaction of Mahuria families reaching families that results in thousands of new believers who share their faith with others.
* Pray for grace and truth expanding into the entire Mahuria society as all believers learn to love others.
* Pray that churches and believers will bless their entire people group in such a way that God’s love will change the Mahuria people like yeast changes dough.


References

People of India, Odisha, vol. XVI, pp. 1085-1089, K.S. Singh


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Mahuria
People Name in Country Mahuria
World Population 6,700
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 Mahauria; महुरिया
People ID 17406
ROP3 Code 112806
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
Odisha
5,800
West Bengal
500
Jharkhand
400
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
  Odisha 5,800
  West Bengal 500
  Jharkhand 400
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Odia (6,100 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Magahi
400
Bengali
300
Primary Language Odia (6,100 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Magahi 400
  Bengali 300
People Groups Speaking Odia

Primary Language:  Odia

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1811-1956)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1809-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1815-2014)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Virtual Storehouse
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Odia
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Odia
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Gospel website in this language
General Gospel website in this language
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ODIA - Oriya
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.78 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.22 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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