Bhand, Muslim in India



Population

32,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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Introduction / History

The Bhand or Bhanr people get their name from the term in Sanskrit for 'jester' or bhanda. They are an occupational lower caste people who have been singers, dancers, actors and jesters since the days of feudal Kingdoms in India.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Today the Bhands are still known for their singing, dancing and story-telling in many areas of north and central India. The Damaleh Bhand in India are especially known for their folk-dance, folk-music and playing of the drum and flute. Most Bhand, however, can be found to have left their traditional occupation and moved into small business selling of household goods or toys. Being of a lower caste has forced some into rick-shaw pulling and begging for subsistance. The Bhands are Sunni Muslim and speak Maithili as well as Nepali and Urdu. Literacy is very low and many children are not able to attend school though the boys often attend some Islamic instruction.


What Are Their Needs?

Because of their prominent traditional position in the community in performing, the Bhand community ought to be more open to outside communication and likely the Gospel. Few have ever approached the Muslim Bhand in Nepal with the Gospel and consequently there are no known believers.



Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Bhand, Muslim
People Name in Country Bhand, Muslim
Population in India 32,000
World Population 43,000
Countries 3
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bhagat, Bhan, Bhand, Bhangat, Bhanr, Bhant, Kashmiri Bhand, Nakkal, Naqqal, Rana Bhand
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bhojpur-Maithili
People Name General Bhand, Muslim
Ethnic Code CNN25r
People ID 16423
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:  7  (up to 20 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh (22,000) Bihar (6,100) Jharkhand (1,800) Madhya Pradesh (1,300)
Maharashtra (1,000) Jammu and Kashmir (300) Uttarakhand (100)
Total States on file:  7  (up to 20 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh (22,000) Bihar (6,100)
Jharkhand (1,800) Madhya Pradesh (1,300)
Maharashtra (1,000) Jammu and Kashmir (300)
Uttarakhand (100)

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Enthologue Language Map

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Languages & Dialects on file:  11  (up to 20 largest shown)
Urdu (28,000) Bhojpuri (3,100) Magahi (400) Kashmiri (300)
Maithili (200) Awadhi (200) Bengali (80) Marwari (60)
Kanauji (50) Hindi: Hindustani Kumaoni
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Urdu 28,000 Bhojpuri 3,100
Magahi 400 Kashmiri 300
Maithili 200 Awadhi 200
Bengali 80 Marwari 60
Kanauji 50 Hindi: Hindustani 10
Kumaoni 10

For Main Lanugage: Urdu


Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1747-1894)
New Testament Yes   (1758-2000)
Complete Bible Yes   (1843-1998)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible Visuals General
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Revised Urdu Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bible: UGV Devanagari Text / Printed Matter
Bible: اردو جیو ورژن Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Text / Printed Matter
Four Spiritual Laws General
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
International Bible Society Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Urdu Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online New Testament - Easy to Read (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Online New Testament - Pakistan Bible Society (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
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 %
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Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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