Brahman, Bhumihar in India






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Bhumihar of India are also called Babhan. They are a Brahman people and work in agriculture. They are Hindus by religion.

In Bihar, the Bhumihar speak Magahi, Maithili and Hindi. They read and write in Devanagari. They are not vegetarians and they like wheat and rice for cereals. They prefer adult marriages by discussion. They are monogamous. Widowers can marry again but not widows. Property is divided among the sons with the oldest son becoming in charge by inheritance. Women take an important part in social and religious events. There are baby naming and marriage ceremonies and the dead are cremated. They are mainly landowners. Some are in business and others in government work. Their children are educated.

In Uttar Pradesh the Bhumihar are similar to those in Bihar but they are vegetarians. Widowers, widows and divorcees can all marry again. They enjoy folk songs and folk stories.

Prayer Points

* Pray that God will give the Bhumihar dreams and visions leading them to Salvation.
* Pray that gospel materials will bring them to Jesus Christ.
* The Brahman are a higher caste. Pray that pride will not get in the way of them coming to Jesus Christ.


Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-10-13
People Name General Brahman, Bhumihar
People Name in Country Brahman, Bhumihar
Population in India 2,476,000
World Population 2,530,000
Countries 3
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Babhan, Bhumihar Brahman, Bhumihar Grihase, Bhumihar Grihast, Bhumihar Grihast Brahman, Brahman Dogamia, Zamidar Brahman, Zaminadar Brahman, Zamindar Brahman
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Name General Brahman, Bhumihar
Ethnic Code CNN25b
People ID 19924
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:  7  (up to 20 largest shown)
Bihar (2,051,000) Uttar Pradesh (465,000) Jharkhand (201,000) West Bengal (23,000)
Odisha (3,500) Maharashtra (300) Andaman and Nicobar (40)
Total States on file:  7  (up to 20 largest shown)
Bihar (2,051,000) Uttar Pradesh (465,000)
Jharkhand (201,000) West Bengal (23,000)
Odisha (3,500) Maharashtra (300)
Andaman and Nicobar (40)
Languages & Dialects on file:  8  (up to 20 largest shown)
Hindi (1,493,000) Bhojpuri (879,000) Maithili (149,000) Magahi (140,000)
Bengali (12,000) Angika (10,000) Bagheli (2,800) Chhattisgarhi (200)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 1,493,000 Bhojpuri 879,000
Maithili 149,000 Magahi 140,000
Bengali 12,000 Angika 10,000
Bagheli 2,800 Chhattisgarhi 200

For Main Lanugage: Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
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 Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India)
Film / Video God's Story Video
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 The Hope Video
General Bible Visuals
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
General Yeshu Samaj
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
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Ethnic Religions
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100.00 %
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0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
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Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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