Bhangi, Hindu in India



Population

4,778,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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Introduction / History

The Bhangi are an Indian Caste that used to be classed as untouchable in the past. They have many subdivisions. They would rather be called Balmiki or Valmiki. They were restricted to three types of work which are cleaning toilets, sweeping and scavenging. Scavenging can sometimes mean handling dead people. A child in a Bhangi family was forced to do this kind of work mainly because of finances.

Although attempts have been made to improve sanitation and this includes banning the manual removal of human waste, some Bhangis are yet doing that kind of work now and they are very much discriminated against. Even Dalit castes classed as backward such as the Dhobi who are washer men are socially higher than the Bhangi. Higher castes amongst the Dalits would not have anything to do with lower caste Bhangis who are described as "outcasts even amongst outcasts".


What are Their Beliefs?

Some Bhangis are Muslims though most Bhangis are strong Hindus but some have gone to other religions to get away from the social position that they have. This has generally not brought about changes for the better for them. In spite of all this, there are some Bhangis classed as Hindu saints.


What are Their Needs?

Most Bhangis are refused education, teachers and students not wanting them. It is very difficult for the Bhangis to find work as they are unwanted.


Prayer Points

* Pray that they will meet Indian Christians who will show them love and give them the gospel message so the Bhangis will come to Jesus Christ and at last find true happiness.
* Pray things will get better for them financially and socially.

References

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/bhangi


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Bhangi, Hindu
People Name in Country Bhangi, Hindu
Population in India 4,778,000
World Population 4,799,000
Countries 4
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Asadaru, Balmik, Balmiki, Barvashia, Bhangi, Bhangi/Chuhra, Bhangia, Chamar, Chuhra, Chura, Churhra, Hadi, Halalkheo, Halalkhor, Hari, Harijan, Jamadar, Jamphora, Jharudar, Khakrobe, Khalpa, Korar, Lal Begi, Macegar, Machegar Lingayat, Machigar, Madar, Malkana, Malkana Mehtar, Malkhana, Maratha Chambhar, Mehtar, Methar, Moci, Mulkana, Olagana, Olgana, Olgana Rukhi, Rohit, Rukhi, Sindhi Moci, Valmiki, Zadmalli
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Bhangi, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25c
People ID 16399
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  29  (up to 20 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh (1,541,000) Delhi (629,000) Gujarat (562,000) West Bengal (539,000)
Rajasthan (474,000) Madhya Pradesh (402,000) Maharashtra (270,000) Bihar (216,000)
Uttarakhand (101,000) Jharkhand (64,000) Karnataka (26,000) Chhattisgarh (24,000)
Assam (21,000) Telangana (9,500) Haryana (6,200) Odisha (5,000)
Tripura (2,600) Meghalaya (2,100) Andaman and Nicobar (2,000) Daman and Diu (1,800)
Total States on file:  29  (up to 20 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh (1,541,000) Delhi (629,000)
Gujarat (562,000) West Bengal (539,000)
Rajasthan (474,000) Madhya Pradesh (402,000)
Maharashtra (270,000) Bihar (216,000)
Uttarakhand (101,000) Jharkhand (64,000)
Karnataka (26,000) Chhattisgarh (24,000)
Assam (21,000) Telangana (9,500)
Haryana (6,200) Odisha (5,000)
Tripura (2,600) Meghalaya (2,100)
Andaman and Nicobar (2,000) Daman and Diu (1,800)
Languages & Dialects on file:  40  (up to 20 largest shown)
Hindi (3,322,000) Gujarati (418,000) Bengali (402,000) Dhundari (74,000)
Kanauji (70,000) Awadhi (68,000) Panjabi, Eastern (62,000) Marathi (56,000)
Marwari (48,000) Garhwali (29,000) Shekhawati (28,000) Merwari (26,000)
Konkani (25,000) Bhojpuri (25,000) Kumaoni (24,000) Maithili (24,000)
Chhattisgarhi (17,000) Kannada (14,000) Assamese (14,000) Sindhi (13,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 3,322,000 Gujarati 418,000
Bengali 402,000 Dhundari 74,000
Kanauji 70,000 Awadhi 68,000
Panjabi, Eastern 62,000 Marathi 56,000
Marwari 48,000 Garhwali 29,000
Shekhawati 28,000 Merwari 26,000
Konkani 25,000 Bhojpuri 25,000
Kumaoni 24,000 Maithili 24,000
Chhattisgarhi 17,000 Kannada 14,000
Assamese 14,000 Sindhi 13,000
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Format 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
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Hindi Holy Bible

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
3.81 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
96.18 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
Unknown
0.00 %
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