Bhandari in India


Joshua Project has identified the Bhandari only in India

Population

614,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction

According to the mythology of the Bhandai, they were in charge of the treasures of Lord Indra during Saryug and left for Sindh during the battle between the aryas or devas (gods) and rakshasas (demons). Widow remarriage is allowed. Bhandari women play a vital role in social, religious, spiritual, and economic pursuits. Amba Mata is their caste deity, Gotrej their kul deity, and Holi Mata and Lakshmi Mata are their village deities.


Ministry Obstacles

Hinduism is interwoven in all of Bhandari life. Any attempt to share a different religious view will probably be viewed with suspicion or hostility.


Outreach Ideas

Focused prayer and sustained effort will be needed to reach this community with the Gospel. They probably won't be reached without intentional effort.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are no known believers today, but pray for those the Lord will draw to himself. They will need prayer support.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray this group will be taught by God's Spirit they need forgiveness for their sin. Pray He will then teach them about Christ.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Bhandari
People Name in Country Bhandari
Population in India 614,000
World Population 614,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bandari, Bandiri, Barber, Bariko, Bejjo, Bhanaari, Bhanari, Bhavaguna, Bhondari, Deshbhandari, Hetkari, Mangali, Nai, Naik, Napit, Oriya Mangali
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Oriya
People Name General Bhandari
Ethnic Code CNN25l
People ID 16404
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:  18  (up to 20 largest shown)
Odisha (578,000) Jharkhand (13,000) Chhattisgarh (7,800) West Bengal (3,900)
Gujarat (3,500) Maharashtra (2,300) Andhra Pradesh (2,200) Assam (2,000)
Karnataka (500) Goa (400) Delhi (300) Kerala (200)
Dadra and Nagar Have (100) Daman and Diu (90) Tripura (60) Madhya Pradesh (60)
Nagaland (40) Rajasthan (40)
Total States on file:  18  (up to 20 largest shown)
Odisha (578,000) Jharkhand (13,000)
Chhattisgarh (7,800) West Bengal (3,900)
Gujarat (3,500) Maharashtra (2,300)
Andhra Pradesh (2,200) Assam (2,000)
Karnataka (500) Goa (400)
Delhi (300) Kerala (200)
Dadra and Nagar Have (100) Daman and Diu (90)
Tripura (60) Madhya Pradesh (60)
Nagaland (40) Rajasthan (40)
Languages & Dialects on file:  26  (up to 20 largest shown)
Oriya (534,000) Bengali (16,000) Hindi (16,000) Telugu (7,100)
Kui (5,100) Chhattisgarhi (4,900) Gujarati (3,500) Kurux (3,200)
Mundari: Bhumij (3,000) Santhali (2,000) Marathi (1,600) Ho (900)
Konkani (800) Juang (500) Kuvi (400) Konkani, Goan (400)
Kharia (300) Pengo (300) Kannada (200) Tulu (200)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Oriya 534,000 Bengali 16,000
Hindi 16,000 Telugu 7,100
Kui 5,100 Chhattisgarhi 4,900
Gujarati 3,500 Kurux 3,200
Mundari: Bhumij 3,000 Santhali 2,000
Marathi 1,600 Ho 900
Konkani 800 Juang 500
Kuvi 400 Konkani, Goan 400
Kharia 300 Pengo 300
Kannada 200 Tulu 200
For Primary Language: Oriya

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1811-1956)
New Testament Yes   (1809-2000)
Complete Bible Yes   (1815-2004)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
Following Jesus (India, JF Project) Film / Video
Four Spiritual Laws General
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
Jesus Film: view in Oriya Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online Bible (Bibles India) Text / Printed Matter
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Online Scripture (Talking Bibles) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project) Film / Video
World Missionary Press Booklets 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  
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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