Brahmin, Bhumihar in India


Population
2,786,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Bhumihar of India are also called Babhan. They are a Brahmin 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 Brahmin are a higher caste. Pray that pride will not get in the way of them coming to Jesus Christ.

References

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


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

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Global Prayer Digest: 2012-10-13
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People Name General Brahmin, Bhumihar
People Name in Country Brahmin, Bhumihar
Population in India 2,786,000
World Population 2,803,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Babhan, Bhumihar Brahman, Bhumihar Grihase, Bhumihar Grihast, Bhumihar Grihast Brahman, Brahman Dogamia, Zamidar Brahman, Zaminadar Brahman, Zamindar Brahman
People ID 19924
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 7
Bihar (2,082,000) Uttar Pradesh (473,000) Jharkhand (204,000) West Bengal (23,000)
Odisha (3,600) Maharashtra (300) Andaman and Nicobar (40)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 7
Bihar (2,082,000) Uttar Pradesh (473,000)
Jharkhand (204,000) West Bengal (23,000)
Odisha (3,600) Maharashtra (300)
Andaman and Nicobar (40)
Primary Language: Hindi (1,493,000 speakers)
Language Code: hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 8
Secondary Languages:
Bhojpuri (879,000) Maithili (149,000) Magahi (140,000) Bengali (12,000)
Angika (10,000) Bagheli (2,800) Chhattisgarhi (200)
Primary Language: Hindi (1,493,000 speakers)
Language Code: hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 8
Secondary Languages:
Bhojpuri (879,000) Maithili (149,000)
Magahi (140,000) Bengali (12,000)
Angika (10,000) Bagheli (2,800)
Chhattisgarhi (200)
For Primary Language: Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
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Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
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World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
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 A Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video A Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Aasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Coconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Haqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
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 Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
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 Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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