Majhwar 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

Majhwar are considered an important tribe. They are also called Manjhi which means "headman of a tribal sub division," and Madhya meaning, "in the center." The Majhwar people probably originated from the Gond, Mundas and Kawar tribes.


Where Are they Located?

Majhwar people are located in the states of Madhya Pradesh, in some regions of Chhattisgath and Uttar Pradesh. A smaller number live in Bangladesh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Festivals are important in Majhwar culture. Majhwar tribes are involved in agriculture and livestock production, and some are laborers.

Majhwar hold low caste status. They normally marry within their own group but with partners from clans other than their own. They do not allow marriage between people from the same clan.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They are Hindus and worship most of the Hindu gods such as Shiva, Vishnu and Rama, and they also worship their family and tribal gods. They have customs similar to other local groups.

The Bhainsa clan regard the buffalo as holy. Baghani Majhwars have been named after the tiger. They believe that clan members will not be attacked by tigers, provided they do not cause an offense. Majhwar people observe birth and death rituals.


What Are Their Needs?

Majhwar people are an unreached people group who do not know their Creator God who loves them and has made provision for them to live eternally with Him. Who will tell them?


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Majhwar in Bangladesh.

Pray for the Holy Spirit to give the Majhwar people teachable and understanding hearts.
Pray for a strong movement of the Holy Spirit to bring entire Majhwar families into a rich experience of God's blessing.
Pray for Majhwar families to be drawn by the Holy Spirit to seek forgiveness, and to understand the adequacy of Christ's work on the cross.
Pray for a movement of Majhwar households to study the Bible and accept the blessings of Christ.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17417/IN
www.indianetzone.com/9/majhwar_tribe.htm
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/majhwar


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Majhwar
People Name in Country Majhwar
Population this Country 18,000
Population all Countries 235,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Hangie; Maji; Manjhi; मझवार
People ID 17417
ROP3 Code 112818
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 29  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 6
Largest States
Dhaka
13,000
Rangpur
1,500
Rajshahi
1,400
Khulna
1,100
Chittagong
700
Sylhet
100
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 29  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 6
  Dhaka 13,000
  Rangpur 1,500
  Rajshahi 1,400
  Khulna 1,100
  Chittagong 700
  Sylhet 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (18,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Sylheti
400
Primary Language Bengali (18,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Sylheti 400
People Groups Speaking Bengali

Primary Language:  Bengali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1800-1980)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1801-1984)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1809-2016)
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 Audio Scripture
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Love Story
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Rivka video
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well
Film / Video The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
79.84 %
Islam
20.16 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Bangladesh census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source (Representative photo)
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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


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