Their name is related to forest dwellers. The Mannewar Gonds are a scheduled tribe of Maharashtra who speak Telugu.
They work mostly as day laborers with some working in agriculture. Women help with providing for their families. They are not vegetarians. The Mannewar Gonds have cousin and uncle-niece marriages. They have a traditional community council to look after them. In the towns and cities they make use of programs that help them economically.
The Mannewar Gonds practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are other Hindus who are much more philosophical, especially among the Brahmins.
The Mannewar Gonds need the abundant blessings offered by Jesus Christ so their communities can be transformed socially and spiritually.
Pray that the council leaders come to Jesus Christ and lead their community into a movement to Christ. Pray for spiritual hunger that will lead them to the foot of the cross. Pray for workers.
Scripture Prayers for the Gond Mannewar in India.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|People Name General||Gond Mannewar|
|People Name in Country||Gond Mannewar|
|Natural Name||Mannewar Gond|
|Population this Country||55,000|
|Population all Countries||55,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Mana; Mannewar; गोंद माननेवर|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||2|
|Districts||Interactive map, listing and data download|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Gondi, Adilabad (17,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||wsg Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Gondi, Adilabad
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (2018)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament|
|Film / Video||God's Story video|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Gondi, Adilabad|
|Film / Video||LUMO film of Gospels|
|General||Gospel resources links|
|General||Gospel website in this language|
|Mobile App||Download audio Bible app as APK file|
|Mobile App||Download audio Bible app from Google Play Store|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Gondi, Adilabad|