Bhand, Hindu in India

Joshua Project has identified the Bhand, Hindu only in India






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Bandhi people are also known as the Rehr or Bhand, a name that comes from the word for bamboo. This is because most of them make their living by making bamboo baskets. They also make bamboo pots for storing large amounts of grain. Some have managed to get land for cultivation while others are day laborers. They have been blessed with a better infrastructure than most rural communities. They have electricity, a good water supply, roads, and schools.

A Bandhi woman can divorce her husband and marry another man provided the new husband pays the first husband compensation. One can marry the wife's younger sister or the husband's younger brother when the spouse dies. All sons get an equal amount of the inheritance.

Pray that the Bandhi people will hear of and desire an inheritance in Christ.

People Name General Bhand, Hindu
People Name in Country Bhand, Hindu
Population in India 32,000
World Population 32,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bhamgat, Bhan, Bhande, Bhanr, Bhant, Bhunt, Bunt
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Rajasthan
People Name General Bhand, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25o
People ID 16422
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:  11  (up to 20 largest shown)
Rajasthan (28,000) Madhya Pradesh (2,600) Bihar (1,100) Maharashtra (300)
Gujarat (200) Karnataka (100) Delhi (100) Haryana (50)
Odisha (40) West Bengal (30) Chandigarh (10)
Total States on file:  11  (up to 20 largest shown)
Rajasthan (28,000) Madhya Pradesh (2,600)
Bihar (1,100) Maharashtra (300)
Gujarat (200) Karnataka (100)
Delhi (100) Haryana (50)
Odisha (40) West Bengal (30)
Chandigarh (10)

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Languages & Dialects on file:  18  (up to 20 largest shown)
Hindi (12,000) Marwari (6,100) Mewari (4,000) Merwari (3,800)
Dhundari (3,400) Bagri (1,100) Shekhawati (400) Bhojpuri (400)
Haroti: Harauti (400) Nimadi (300) Gujarati (200) Bundeli (200)
Urdu (200) Kannada (80) Wagdi (70) Tulu (60)
Maithili (40) Bengali (30)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 12,000 Marwari 6,100
Mewari 4,000 Merwari 3,800
Dhundari 3,400 Bagri 1,100
Shekhawati 400 Bhojpuri 400
Haroti: Harauti 400 Nimadi 300
Gujarati 200 Bundeli 200
Urdu 200 Kannada 80
Wagdi 70 Tulu 60
Maithili 40 Bengali 30
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
Printed Matter Christ for the Nations
Scripture Bibles, Bible League

Major Religion Percent
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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
100.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
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