Bishnoi (Hindu traditions) in India

Joshua Project has identified the Bishnoi (Hindu traditions) only in India
Population
676,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

The Bishnoi are a community of nature worshippers. The guru who founded the sect directed the worship of lord Vishnu (Bishnu), hence the name Bishnoi. On one day in the year 1730, 363 Bishnoi individuals voluntarily gave up their own lives in order to spare the cutting of trees growing near their village. The first lady to resist the tree cutters said, "If a tree is saved even at the cost of one's head, it's worth it." The axe intended for the tree severed her head, the first of 363 sacrifices.


Ministry Obstacles

The worldview of this Hindu/Animist group is very different than the worldview of a monotheist who acknowledges the creator God.


Outreach Ideas

Relationships must be built between believers and the Bishnoi.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray for the Christian believers that will soon emerge from the Bishnoi community, that they will be granted the gift of faith to believe and accept the gift of eternal life offered by Jesus Christ.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for the Bishnoi, that they will transfer their allegiance from the creation to the Creator.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Prayer Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2006-09-20
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-09-20
People Name General Bishnoi (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Bishnoi (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 676,000
World Population 676,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Bishnoi, Bisnoi, Marwadi, Marwari, Vighiamal, Vishio, Vishnoi, Visro, Wisnoi
People ID 16464
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 10
Rajasthan (359,000) Uttar Pradesh (136,000) Odisha (102,000) Haryana (72,000)
Madhya Pradesh (4,100) Delhi (1,300) Punjab (1,100) Himachal Pradesh (500)
Gujarat (400) Chandigarh (80)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 10
Rajasthan (359,000) Uttar Pradesh (136,000)
Odisha (102,000) Haryana (72,000)
Madhya Pradesh (4,100) Delhi (1,300)
Punjab (1,100) Himachal Pradesh (500)
Gujarat (400) Chandigarh (80)
Primary Language: Hindi (300,000 speakers)
Language Code: hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 13
Secondary Languages:
Marwari (154,000) Oriya (98,000) Merwari (45,000) Bagri (29,000)
Dhundari (16,000) Haryanvi (7,900) Panjabi, Eastern (4,400) Mewari (2,300)
Shekhawati (1,900) Wagdi (300) Kangri (300) Gujarati (300)
Primary Language: Hindi (300,000 speakers)
Language Code: hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 13
Secondary Languages:
Marwari (154,000) Oriya (98,000)
Merwari (45,000) Bagri (29,000)
Dhundari (16,000) Haryanvi (7,900)
Panjabi, Eastern (4,400) Mewari (2,300)
Shekhawati (1,900) Wagdi (300)
Kangri (300) Gujarati (300)
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
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
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 A Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video A Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Aasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Coconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Haqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
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 Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source: Evgeni Zotov   Creative Commons  
Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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