The Mhalo Nhavi Nai are a subgroup of the prominent Marathi people. They live in Maharashtra, the state named for the Marathi peoples. They speak either Goan Konkani or Marathi.
Though they have been barbers and hairdressers, this community is best known for their military skills. Many have been in India’s armed forces. They have made significant contributions to India’s culture.
They are solidly Hindu, yet they have their own traditions and rituals.
The Mhalo Nhavi Nai people need to be given the chance to hear the life-changing gospel so they can enjoy life to the full.
Pray for loving gospel workers to catch a vision for reaching the Mhalo Nhavi Nai people for Jesus and that in God's sovereign timing the hearts of these people would be open and ready to follow him.
Pray for Jesus movements to bless extended families so the gospel will spread rapidly.
Pray for the spiritual lives of the Mhalo Nhavi Nai people to become fruitful so others will be drawn to Jesus Christ.
Scripture Prayers for the Nai Mhalo Nhavi in India.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|People Name General||Nai Mhalo Nhavi|
|People Name in Country||Nai Mhalo Nhavi|
|Natural Name||Mhalo Nhavi Nai|
|Alternate Names||Nai; Navi; Nhavi; नई म्हालो नहवी|
|Population this Country||1,500|
|Population all Countries||1,500|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||11 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Districts||Interactive map, listing and data download|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Konkani, Goan (900 speakers)|
|Language Code||gom Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Konkani, Goan
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1818-1999)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name||Source|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching||Global Recordings Network|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Konkani, Goan||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||Magdalena video||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||My Last Day video, anime||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||World Christian Videos||World Christian Videos|
|General||Gospel resources links||Scripture Earth|
|General||YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio||YouVersion Bibles|
|Mobile App||Android Bible app: Konkani, Goan||YouVersion Bibles|
|Mobile App||iOS Bible app: Konkani, Goan||YouVersion Bibles|
|Text / Printed Matter||Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies||World Missionary Press|