Bantar in India

Population

123,000

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey


Introduction / History

The Bantar people of West Bengal and Bihar consider themselves to be Sudras, that is, those from the lowest of the four main sectors of the Hindu pecking order. We don’t know for sure, but their name might come from the word "bans" which refers to bamboo. They are most noted for making bamboo goods, but some of them either fish or make thatched roofing for homes.

The Bantar people allow divorce on the grounds of adultery, barrenness or "maladjustment" by either spouce. Unlike most communities, the Bantars have the father keep the children after a marriage fails.


What are Their Beliefs?

The Bantar people are Hindus who worship family gods. Some of their sacred specialists are from their own community.


Prayer Points

Pray that the Bantar people will hear about Christ and respond to His love.



People Name General Bantar
People Name in Country Bantar
Population in India 123,000
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Name General Bantar
Ethnic Code CNN25c
Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi (63,000) Maithili (51,000) Bengali (7,100) Bhojpuri (2,100)
Magahi (40)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 63,000 Maithili 51,000
Bengali 7,100 Bhojpuri 2,100
Magahi 40
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%
Photo Source: Anonymous
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl
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