Balahar, Hindu in India

Joshua Project has identified the Balahar, Hindu only in India

Population

9,520

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey


Introduction / History

The Balahar people are also known as the Vargis, Chobdars or Thakurs. They come from Rajastan where they once had a close economic and social links with the powerful Rajputs and other ruling communities. Since that time they have migrated east to the populous northern state of Uttar Pradesh.

In their own communities they speak Braj. Like almost all Hindus, the Balahar people avoid beef, though they are not vegetarians. Their marriages are arranged by negotiations. Divorce can be intiated by either party on the grounds of adultery or incompatibility, and the aggrieved party is compensated with money. All the sons of a couple get an equal inheritance. The Balahar people are farmers or herd livestock for a living. Some are self-employed or work for the government. Child labor is very common among them.

Pray that these Hindus will be given the chance to taste and see that the Lord is good.




People Name General Balahar, Hindu
People Name in Country Balahar, Hindu
Population in India 9,520
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Balhar, Chobdar, Thakur, Vargi
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Balahar, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25g
Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes

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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi (8,500) Kanauji (500) Garhwali (200) Bhojpuri (200)
Braj Bhasha (100) Awadhi (90) Kumaoni (50)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 8,500 Kanauji 500
Garhwali 200 Bhojpuri 200
Braj Bhasha 100 Awadhi 90
Kumaoni 50
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Hindi Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
General Bible Visuals
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
General Ravi Zacharias
General Yeshu Samaj
Printed Matter Christ for the Nations
Scripture Bibles, Bible League
Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
100.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
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