The Mahratta are proud Kshatriya people from Maharastra, mainly speaking Marathi.
They are located across Marathwaada while some are found along borders with Karnataka.
They mostly belong to the upper echelons of a rural society. Mainly "kunbi" (farmer) by class, almost all rural Maratha families own land and raise farm crops. The lands are usually big enough to support both cash crops and food crops.
They are liberal compared to other Indian groups. Arranged marriage is not strictly enforced, and a boy can marry a girl of his choice as long as she is a Brahmin or a Maratha. Marathas, like all other Hindus, worship many deities, and usually revere their land and earth as their mother. Marathas are somewhat tolerant towards other cultures. But as they consider themselves upper caste, they usually look down upon people they consider as not their equal.
They usually worship Shiva as their family god and consider Shivaji as their leader. They fiercely defend their culture, language and history.
* Scripture Prayers for the Mahratta in Pakistan.
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|People Name General||Mahratta|
|People Name in Country||Mahratta|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Aray Mahratta; Are Kshatriya; Are Mahratta; Are Maratha; Arya; Arya Mahratta; Bargi; Maharashtrian; Maharathi; Maharatta Kshatriya; Mahratta Kshatriya; Maratha; Marathi; Maratta; Naratha; Rao; महरातटा|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||5 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Sindhi (4,200 speakers)|
|Language Code||snd Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Sindhi
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1890-1992)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Indigitube.tv Video / Animation|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Sindhi|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||The Hope Video|
|Film / Video||The Prophets' Story|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Common Language New Testament|
|Text / Printed Matter||World Missionary Press Booklets|