Mana in India

The Mana have only been reported in India
Population
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 word Mana means "honor." The Mana of India are also called Mane. They speak Marathi and live mainly in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Mana are landowners who work mainly in agriculture. They have several clans and they don't allow marriage among the different clans. Weddings are sometimes arranged by their family leaders, but at other times the groom "earns" his wife by working for her family. However, most families prefer to pay a dowry. Unlike most Hindus they can either bury or cremate the dead.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Hinduism is their religion. They sometimes worship snakes.


Prayer Points

Pray that God will give the Mana dreams and visions leading them to salvation. Pray that gospel materials will lead them to begin their own movement to Christ. Pray that their leaders will allow their people to enjoy all the blessings of the lordship of Jesus Christ. Pray for workers.


Scripture Prayers for the Mana in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Mana
People Name in Country Mana
Alternate Names Bhat Mana; Mane; Mani; Raj Mana; माना
Population this Country 294,000
Population all Countries 294,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 6
People ID 13476
ROP3 Code 106208
ROP25 Code 309244
ROP25 Name Mana / Mani
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 3
Largest States
Maharashtra
263,000
Madhya Pradesh
29,000
Chhattisgarh
60
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 3
  Maharashtra 263,000
  Madhya Pradesh 29,000
  Chhattisgarh 60
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.37 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.63 %
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 Marathi (212,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Gondi, Aheri
23,000
Hindi
11,000
Chhattisgarhi
300
Nimadi
30
Primary Language Marathi (212,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Gondi, Aheri 23,000
  Hindi 11,000
  Chhattisgarhi 300
  Nimadi 30
People Groups Speaking Marathi

Primary Language:  Marathi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1807-1957)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1982)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1821-2022)
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Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Marathi Jesus Film Project
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General Zume Resources Zume Project
General Zume Training Zume Project
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Keith Carey 
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