Bania, Nagar in India

Joshua Project has identified the Bania, Nagar only in India

Population

60,200

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey


Introduction / History

The overhead fan hummed softly and the aroma of spiced chai hung in the air as Indian mission leaders Jawahar and Pradeep discussed how to reach some of India's most unreached people groups. Jawahar asked, "How do we locate the Nagar Bania people?" Pradeep replied, "Go to Gujarat state where some 32,000 Nagar Banias reside.


Where are they Located?

Out of the 57,000 Nagar population in all of India, Gujarat has the largest concentration of this people group. You are most likely to meet some of them in Ahmedabad, Gujarat's largest city."


What are Their Lives Like?

Working as moneylenders or merchants, Nagar Banias can also be found (although in lesser numbers) in India's states of Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, and Goa.


What are Their Beliefs?

Nagar means "settlement." The Nagar Banias look to Hinduism for their spiritual answers.


Prayer Points

* Pray that they may find their "settlement" in God's eternal home.
* Ask the Lord of the harvest to visit the leaders of Nagar households and villages, as well as their spiritual leaders with His truth in a way they can understand.
* Ask God to anoint those working with the Nagars with wisdom and insight and with the love of Jesus.

References

Some information from "The Scheduled Castes" K. S. Singh, ed. Oxford University Press, USA (1994)



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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 Bania, Nagar
People Name in Country Bania, Nagar
ROP3 Code 115169
Joshua Project People ID 19716
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 60,200
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Nagda,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Gujarati 42,065 Hindi 4,470 Dhundari 1,330 Marwari 700
Marathi 440 Mewari 150 Shekhawati 50
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Rajasthan
People Name General Bania, Nagar
Ethnic Code CNN25
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Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
99.16%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.84%
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%
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl
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