Brahmin, Deshastha in India

Joshua Project has identified the Brahmin, Deshastha only in India
Population
569,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Brahmin Deshastha of India live mainly in Maharashtra. Some of them live in Karnataka and in Andhra Pradesh. They speak Marathi. Their two main groups are the Rigvedis and the Yajurvedis.

The Brahmin Deshastha are said to be reliable, friendly, honest and polite in most cases.

They are Hindus who love their religion. Every family and every village has its own god. They believe rites must be performed to satisfy their gods to avoid problems. The Deshastha enjoy food very much and make eating an important part of their religious festivals.

The Brahmin Deshastha have contributed to Indian society regarding math, literature, religion and culture.


Prayer Points

* Pray that their religious devotion will find a new focus in Jesus Christ.
* Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-09-26
People Name General Brahmin, Deshastha
People Name in Country Brahmin, Deshastha
Population in India 569,000
World Population 569,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names Atharian, Debra, Desattha Brahman, Deshastha Brahman, Deshi, Madhva, Rigvedi, Smartha, Smartha Brahman, Yajurvedi
People ID 19939
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: 15
Maharashtra (423,000) Karnataka (61,000) Gujarat (30,000) Tamil Nadu (17,000)
Madhya Pradesh (15,000) Delhi (9,100) Telangana (8,900) Goa (2,500)
Chhattisgarh (2,100) Kerala (500) Andhra Pradesh (400) Rajasthan (80)
Daman and Diu (80) West Bengal (60) Dadra and Nagar Have (50)
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: 15
Maharashtra (423,000) Karnataka (61,000)
Gujarat (30,000) Tamil Nadu (17,000)
Madhya Pradesh (15,000) Delhi (9,100)
Telangana (8,900) Goa (2,500)
Chhattisgarh (2,100) Kerala (500)
Andhra Pradesh (400) Rajasthan (80)
Daman and Diu (80) West Bengal (60)
Dadra and Nagar Have (50)
Primary Language: Marathi (376,000 speakers)
Language Code: mar   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 12
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (63,000) Kannada (45,000) Konkani (29,000) Gujarati (27,000)
Tamil (9,300) Khandesi (7,100) Konkani, Goan (3,800) Chhattisgarhi (300)
Kachchi (200) Nimadi (50) Marwari (50)
Primary Language: Marathi (376,000 speakers)
Language Code: mar   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 12
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (63,000) Kannada (45,000)
Konkani (29,000) Gujarati (27,000)
Tamil (9,300) Khandesi (7,100)
Konkani, Goan (3,800) Chhattisgarhi (300)
Kachchi (200) Nimadi (50)
Marwari (50)
For Primary Language: Marathi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1807-1957)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1982)
Complete Bible Yes   (1821-2002)
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Marathi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter Fathers Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
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
Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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