Mhalo Nhavi Nai in India

The Mhalo Nhavi Nai have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

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.


What Are Their Lives Like?

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.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They are solidly Hindu, yet they have their own traditions and rituals.


What Are Their Needs?

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.


Prayer Points

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
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 21209
ROP3 Code 118030
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)
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 1
  Goa 1,500
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
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 Konkani, Goan (900 speakers)
Language Code gom   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Marathi
300
Primary Language Konkani, Goan (900 speakers)
Language Code gom   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Marathi 300
People Groups Speaking Konkani, Goan
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Learn more.