Malto in India

Malto
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Map Source:  People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Malto
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 189,000
World Population: 225,000
Primary Language: Santhali
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 14.11 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Kumarbhag Pahariya live in Bihar. They speak Malto among themselves and Hindi and read and write in Devanagari. They are not vegetarians and eat wheat and rice as cereals.

The Kumarbhag have rituals. Divorce and marrying again are allowed. The dead are cremated. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son becoming in charge of the home.

The Kumarbhag work in cultivation and other work. Some are teachers and politicians. Hinduism is their religion. Boys are educated but girls are not. They use traditional and modern medicines.

Prayer Points

* Pray that gospel materials will lead them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to salvation.

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