Bind in Nepal






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.

People Name General Bind
People Name in Country Bind
Population in Nepal 52,000
World Population 968,000
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 Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file:  8  (up to 20 largest shown)
Janakpur (34,000) Narayani (15,000) Lumbini (3,200) Sagarmatha (1,700)
Kosi (1,500) Gandaki (200) Bagmati (100) Mechi (100)
Total States on file:  8  (up to 20 largest shown)
Janakpur (34,000) Narayani (15,000)
Lumbini (3,200) Sagarmatha (1,700)
Kosi (1,500) Gandaki (200)
Bagmati (100) Mechi (100)
Languages & Dialects on file:  9  (up to 20 largest shown)
Maithili (33,000) Bhojpuri (13,000) Nepali (8,300) Hindi (400)
Magahi (100) Bengali (100) Angika Bantawa
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Maithili 33,000 Bhojpuri 13,000
Nepali 8,300 Hindi 400
Magahi 100 Bengali 100
Angika 10 Bantawa
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes
New Testament Yes   (2010)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Maithili
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Maithili
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
99.88 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.12 %
Photo Source: Anonymous  
Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
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