Bansphor, Muslim in India

Joshua Project has identified the Bansphor, Muslim only in India






Largest Religion

Main Language


The Greatest Sacrifice

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Introduction / History

The Muslim Bansphor live in Uttarh Pradesh in India. They used to be Hindus but converted to Islam. They make bamboo furniture and live mostly in Rohikhand and Doab and in the Moradabad District. The Muslim Bansphor come from the Dom group.

The Muslim Bansphor marry within their own group. They live in multi-caste villages but have their own living accommodation. There are caste councils among them called Panchayats who look after and judge in local matters. They are Sunni Muslims but are involved in folk Islam also. They sell their bamboo furniture at local markets.

Many of the Muslim Bansphor are agricultural workers while some have gone to live in Delhi or other cities to work. They are poor financially and are not able to make use of government aid due to not having the status needed. The Muslim Bansphor speak Khari Boli and Urdu.

Prayer Points

* Pray that having changed religion once that the Muslim Bansphor will realize that the Truth was not found there. Pray they find the only Way to God.
* Pray that gospel materials will bring them to salvation too.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Bansphor, Muslim
People Name in Country Bansphor, Muslim
Population in India 300
World Population 300
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Urdu Muslim
People Name General Bansphor, Muslim
Ethnic Code CNN25r
People ID 17483
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:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh (300) Uttarakhand (80)
Total States on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh (300) Uttarakhand (80)

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Enthologue Language Map

Ethnolinguistic map from University of Texas or other map

Languages & Dialects on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Urdu (300) Garhwali
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Urdu 300 Garhwali 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
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Easy to Read (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Pakistan Bible Society (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Audio Recordings Urdu Bible stories
Audio Recordings Urdu Online Audio Bible
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Urdu
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 The Hope Video
Film / Video Urdu Language Film
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Primary Religion: Islam

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