Bishnoi, Hindu in India

Joshua Project has identified the Bishnoi, Hindu only in India

Population

640,000

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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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.

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Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country
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People Name General Bishnoi, Hindu
People Name in Country Bishnoi, Hindu
ROP3 Code 111628
Joshua Project People ID 16464
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 640,000
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Bisnoi, Marwadi, Vighiamal, Vishio, Vishnoi, Visro,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 300,077 Marwari 199,132 Oriya 98,450 Bagri 29,065
Dhundari 16,110 Haryanvi 7,860 Panjabi, Eastern 4,318 Mewari 2,260
Shekhawati 1,870 Wagdi 330 Kangri 330 Gujarati 288
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Rajasthan
People Name General Bishnoi, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25o
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Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  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
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
Photo Source: Evgeni Zotov Creative Commons: Yes
Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International
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