Bind in India






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

"Ratna, today you are a woman. As soon as we finish preparing your dowry, you will marry." The 13-year-old girl knew the negotiations were final, and that she would soon participate in elaborate marriage rituals performed by a "holy man" from the nearby village. Then she would move in with her husband's family. She would wear conch shell bangles and put vermilion in the part of her hair to show that she is a married woman. Ratna accepts her fate of an early marriage without question. She will spend the rest of her life caring for children, cooking rice and making baskets from reeds. There is no thought of schooling, and she is illiterate like the other 96 percent of females in the Bind culture.

Ratna's Bind family lives in West Bengal. They practice the Hindu religion and worship family deities as well as traditional Hindu gods. Their people group is among the most unreached. They have no idea that Jesus loves them and has provided for all their spiritual needs.

Prayer Points

* Ask God to prepare their hearts even now for the day when the Bind people hear the gospel.
* Pray for the Holy Spirit to move miraculously in West Bengal where few people have the eternal hope that comes from a relationship with Jesus.
* Pray that the Bind people will learn about Christ, and embrace Him alone.

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-09-19
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-10-17
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-08-21
People Name General Bind
People Name in Country Bind
Population in India 1,004,000
World Population 1,086,000
Countries 3
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Been, Bin, Binda, Bindani, Bindla, Binedhanie, Bing, Binta, Chai, Chai Bin, Chatai Bin, Hindustani Bin, Maura, Paschimajati, Pihari Bin
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Name General Bind
Ethnic Code CNN25c
People ID 16457
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:  10  (up to 20 largest shown)
Bihar (531,000) Uttar Pradesh (388,000) West Bengal (65,000) Tripura (10,000)
Jharkhand (7,000) Odisha (1,800) Karnataka (1,000) Andaman and Nicobar (200)
Chhattisgarh (70) Goa (20)
Total States on file:  10  (up to 20 largest shown)
Bihar (531,000) Uttar Pradesh (388,000)
West Bengal (65,000) Tripura (10,000)
Jharkhand (7,000) Odisha (1,800)
Karnataka (1,000) Andaman and Nicobar (200)
Chhattisgarh (70) Goa (20)
Languages & Dialects on file:  11  (up to 20 largest shown)
Bhojpuri (463,000) Hindi (368,000) Bengali (68,000) Maithili (49,000)
Magahi (18,000) Bagheli (4,300) Oriya (1,800) Kannada (900)
Tulu (80) Chhattisgarhi (50) Konkani, Goan (20)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bhojpuri 463,000 Hindi 368,000
Bengali 68,000 Maithili 49,000
Magahi 18,000 Bagheli 4,300
Oriya 1,800 Kannada 900
Tulu 80 Chhattisgarhi 50
Konkani, Goan 20

For Main Lanugage: Bhojpuri

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1911-1982)
New Testament Yes   (1999-2006)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
God's Story Video Film / Video
Got Questions Ministry General
Jesus Film: view in Bhojpuri Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online Bible (Bibles India) Text / Printed Matter
Online Bible (Bibles India) Text / Printed Matter
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Oral Bible stories in Bhojpuri 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
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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 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
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