Bansphor, Muslim traditions in India

Joshua Project has identified the Bansphor, Muslim traditions only in India






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Muslim Bansphor live in Uttar 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.


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People Name General Bansphor, Muslim traditions
People Name in Country Bansphor, Muslim traditions
Population in India 300
World Population 300
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
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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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 Primary Language: Urdu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1747-1894)
New Testament Yes   (1758-2000)
Complete Bible Yes   (1843-1998)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible Visuals General
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Revised Urdu Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bible: UGV Devanagari Text / Printed Matter
Bible: اردو جیو ورژن Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Text / Printed Matter
Four Spiritual Laws General
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
International Bible Society Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Urdu Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online New Testament - Easy to Read (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Online New Testament - Pakistan Bible Society (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
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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 %
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Profile Source: Anonymous  
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