Magahia Kumhar in India


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Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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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

The Maghia people live in Odisha. They speak Maithili, Oriya and Hindi and read and write in Oriya and Devanagari.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Maghia own land and are cultivators. They also work in business. They are well educated. A caste council looks after their needs. The Maghia are monogamous and marriages are arranged by discussion and mutual consent. They do not allow for divorce, but the bereaved can marry again. On the death of the father, the sons inherit the property. They eat meat, fish, eggs and rice.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Maghia people 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.


What Are Their Needs?

The Maghia people need to put all their trust in Jesus Christ, the one who came to provide life to the full for all who call on His name.


Prayer Points

Pray that the council leaders come to Jesus Christ and lead their community into a Christ-ward movement. Pray that gospel materials and the internet lead the Maghia to starting their own Discovery Bible groups. Pray for faithful intercessors and workers who will go to them.


Scripture Prayers for the Kumhar Magahia in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Kumhar Magahia
People Name in Country Kumhar Magahia
Natural Name Magahia Kumhar
Alternate Names Maghi; कुम्हार मागाहिया
Population this Country 215,000
Population all Countries 216,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 4
People ID 21176
ROP3 Code 117999
ROP25 Code 304371
ROP25 Name Kumhar
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 5
Largest States
Odisha
93,000
Bihar
48,000
Uttar Pradesh
36,000
West Bengal
27,000
Jharkhand
10,000
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 5
  Odisha 93,000
  Bihar 48,000
  Uttar Pradesh 36,000
  West Bengal 27,000
  Jharkhand 10,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.01 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.99 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Odia (71,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
Hindi
46,000
Bengali
26,000
Bhojpuri
16,000
Maithili
11,000
Magahi
6,600
Chhattisgarhi
1,600
Telugu
500
Surjapuri
300
Kudmali
100
Pengo
80
Desiya
70
Primary Language Odia (71,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 46,000
  Bengali 26,000
  Bhojpuri 16,000
  Maithili 11,000
  Magahi 6,600
  Chhattisgarhi 1,600
  Telugu 500
  Surjapuri 300
  Kudmali 100
  Pengo 80
  Desiya 70
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  (1815-2021)
FCBH NT (www.bible.is) Online
YouVersion NT (www.bible.com) Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture Talking Bibles
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Odia Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Rivka video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Four Spiritual Laws Campus Crusade for Christ
General Gospel website in this language General / Other
General Gospel website in this language General / Other
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links (Oriya) Scripture Earth
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
General Zume Training Zume Project
Mobile App Android Bible app: Odia YouVersion Bibles
Photo Source Anonymous 
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. Learn more.



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