Balahar, Hindu in India


Joshua Project has identified the Balahar, Hindu only in India

Population

9,800

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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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 9,800
World Population 9,800
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached 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
People ID 16308
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 21  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh (9,400) Uttarakhand (400)
Total States on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh (9,400) Uttarakhand (400)

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Enthologue Language Map

Ethnolinguistic map from University of Texas or other map

Languages & Dialects on file:  7  (up to 20 largest 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

For Main Lanugage: Hindi


Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible Visuals General
Bible: Hindi Holy Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Hindi Holy Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
Christ for the Nations Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Film / Video
Following Jesus (India) Film / Video
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
Hindi Bible Text / Printed Matter
Hindi Bible stories Audio Recordings
International Bible Society Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Hindi Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online Bible (Bibles India) Text / Printed Matter
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 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source: Anonymous  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
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