Bhand, Hindu traditions in India

Joshua Project has identified the Bhand, Hindu traditions 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.

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-09-13
Video Links:
A Pilgrimage
People Name General Bhand, Hindu traditions
People Name in Country Bhand, Hindu traditions
Population in India 33,000
World Population 33,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bahuroopia, Bhamgat, Bhan, Bhand, Bhand Raja, Bhande, Bhanr, Bhant, Bhunt, Bunt, Fulwale, Gondwale
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:  11  (up to 20 largest shown)
Rajasthan (28,000) Madhya Pradesh (2,600) Bihar (1,100) Maharashtra (400)
Gujarat (300) 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 (400)
Gujarat (300) 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 (300) 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 300 Bundeli 200
Urdu 200 Kannada 80
Wagdi 70 Tulu 60
Maithili 40 Bengali 30
For Primary Language: Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible Visuals General
Bible: Hindi Holy Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Hindi Holy Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
Christ for the Nations Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Film / Video
Following Jesus (India, JF Project) Film / Video
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
Hindi Bible Text / Printed Matter
Hindi Bible stories Audio Recordings
International Bible Society Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Hindi Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online Bible (Bibles India) Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
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100.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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