Mathuria Nai in India

The Mathuria Nai have only been reported in India
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Largest Religion
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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

Traditionally, Nai peoples were delegated the job of cutting hair and other jobs considered demeaning. One of their subgroups is the Mathuria.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Mathuria Nai are barbers but in states such as Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Assam they do other work as well. Some work in agriculture. They are not vegetarians and eat wheat, maize and rice.
They are mostly monogamous. The divorced and bereaved can marry again except in Punjab where only widowers can remarry. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son taking charge of the family estate. They have a caste council to look after their interests.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Nai are Hindus by religion, and they have their own festivals.


What Are Their Needs?

Though their education has improved there is room for more improvement especially for girls, so the gospel will need to be given in oral forms. Many are poor.


Prayer Points

Pray that council leaders come to Jesus Christ and lead others to him.
Pray that gospel recordings will lead them to salvation.
Pray for the Lord to come to the aid of the poor among them.
Pray for gospel workers who are sent by the Holy Spirit.


Scripture Prayers for the Nai Mathuria in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Nai Mathuria
People Name in Country Nai Mathuria
Natural Name Mathuria Nai
Alternate Names नई मतूरिया
Population this Country 193,000
Population all Countries 193,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 4
People ID 21208
ROP3 Code 118029
ROP25 Code 305805
ROP25 Name Nai
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 8
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
167,000
Bihar
13,000
Jharkhand
4,700
Madhya Pradesh
2,700
Chhattisgarh
2,200
Odisha
1,300
Delhi
800
Uttarakhand
50
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 8
  Uttar Pradesh 167,000
  Bihar 13,000
  Jharkhand 4,700
  Madhya Pradesh 2,700
  Chhattisgarh 2,200
  Odisha 1,300
  Delhi 800
  Uttarakhand 50
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.06 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.94 %
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 Hindi (138,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
Kanauji
7,600
Awadhi
7,000
Bundeli
2,600
Bhojpuri
1,700
Maithili
1,400
Chhattisgarhi
1,100
Odia
1,000
Braj Bhasha
700
Magahi
400
Bengali
200
Angika
100
Punjabi, Eastern
100
Mewari
Primary Language Hindi (138,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
  Kanauji 7,600
  Awadhi 7,000
  Bundeli 2,600
  Bhojpuri 1,700
  Maithili 1,400
  Chhattisgarhi 1,100
  Odia 1,000
  Braj Bhasha 700
  Magahi 400
  Bengali 200
  Angika 100
  Punjabi, Eastern 100
  Mewari
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1818-2022)
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Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament DAVAR Partners International
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 Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
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 Rock International: King of Glory Rock International
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Hope Video Mars Hill Media
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
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 Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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