Bhaina in India

Joshua Project has identified the Bhaina only in India

Population

76,400

Christian

0.03%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Joshua Project


The Bhaina community lives on the fertile plains of Raigarh and Bilaspur districts of Madhya Pradesh. They work as farmers and as laborers. Some of their marriage rituals are betrothal, circumambulation of the sacred pillar, washing of the feet, blessing and giving of gifts, and applying of vermilion. The Saora, Bhuia, Rout, and Lohar communities accept food and water from the Bhaina, who in turn do not accept food and water from them. They receive the services of the Brahman, barber and washerman. Their literacy rate is quite low. Their principal deity is Nakti Devi. They worship clan deities, village deities like Dulhadeo, Thakur Dec, regional deities and deities of the wider Hindu pantheon.

Ministry Obstacles

Lack of workers willing and able to minister to the unreached communities of India is an obstacle to the progress of the Gospel.


Outreach Ideas

Perhaps workers can help the Bhaina become more productive as farmers and livestock producers. Building such bridges of friendship can lead to opportunities to share Christ.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

A few of the Bhaina have identified themselves as Christians to the Indian census. Please pray for teachers to help these Christians understand clearly what it means to know Christ as Savior and Lord, and to be his disciple.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for a rising literacy rate for the Bhaina, especially for the youth. Pray that parents will understand the importance of providing a good education for their children.

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Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country
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People Name General Bhaina
People Name in Country Bhaina
ROP3 Code 111548
Joshua Project People ID 16401
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 76,400
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Chhattisgarhi 36,290 Hindi 31,244 Oriya 5,395 Urdu 1,413
Sadri 900 Marathi 519 Bhili 423 Khandesi 397
Nimadi 239 Bagheli 200 Bengali 121 Gondi, Northern 109
Gujarati 50 Halbi 42 Telugu 19 Konkani, Goan 16
Korwa 9 Kurux 9 Kannada 7 English 5
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Bhaina
Ethnic Code CNN25g
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Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.03%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
97.46%
Islam
2.12%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.39%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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