Malto in Bangladesh


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Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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* Data can be from various sources including official census, agencies, and local research. Data from these sources can sometimes differ even by orders of magnitude. Joshua Project attempts to present a conservative, balanced estimate.

Introduction / History

Malto is the language of the Kumarbhag Pahariya people. They speak Malto among themselves and Hindi with others. Malto is from the Dravidian branch of languages, so they probably migrated from southern India at some point.


Where Are they Located?

Malto speakers live mainly in the Indian states of Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Assam, and Meghalaya. A smaller number live in Bangladesh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Malto speakers can be farmers, teachers or politicians. They educate their boys but not their girls. They are not vegetarians and eat wheat and rice as their staple foods.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Hinduism is their religion. Hindus can worship no gods or many gods. Some become "devotees" of a particular one. They do not have a caring or committed relationship with these gods. They believe that at death the soul continues in another life (reincarnation), so eternal salvation is not what they seek. Most Hindus seek to be reincarnated as a member of a higher caste in the next life.


What Are Their Needs?

It is difficult to be a Hindu in a Muslim land like Bangladesh.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Holy Spirit to give the Malto people teachable and understanding hearts.
Pray for a strong movement of the Holy Spirit to bring entire Malto families into a rich experience of God's blessing.
Pray for Malto 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 teams of believers to do sustained, focused prayer for the Lord to open the hearts of Malto family leaders to experience God's blessing through a movement of family-based discovery Bible studies.


Scripture Prayers for the Malto in Bangladesh.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Malto
People Name in Country Malto
Alternate Names Kumarbhag; Mal Paharia; Malpaharia; Malti; मलटो
Population this Country 36,000
Population all Countries 262,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 17434
ROP3 Code 112837
ROP25 Code 304998
ROP25 Name Mal Paharia
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 26  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 5
Largest States
Rajshahi
20,000
Sylhet
10,000
Khulna
3,300
Rangpur
2,800
Barisal
40
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 26  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 5
  Rajshahi 20,000
  Sylhet 10,000
  Khulna 3,300
  Rangpur 2,800
  Barisal 40
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.01 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
3.72 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
95.94 %
Islam
0.19 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.14 %
* From latest Bangladesh census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Bengali (18,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Mal Paharia
11,000
Sylheti
6,600
Primary Language Bengali (18,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Mal Paharia 11,000
  Sylheti 6,600
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  (1809-2022)
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Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Keith Carey 
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