Brahman, Saraswat in India






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Introduction / History

Saraswat Brahmins are Brahmins who lived on the banks of the former Saraswati River that once flowed in northern India. Saraswats are considered among the oldest and most widespread community in India, still preserving their own culture. Around 1900 BC, the river Saraswati started vanishing under ground and the people on its banks started migrating to other parts of India thus forming sub-communities.


Profile Source:   Wikpedia 

People Name General Brahman, Saraswat
People Name in Country Brahman, Saraswat
Population in India 664,000
World Population 678,000
Countries 4
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Brahman Terai, Gawda Saraswat, Rajapura Saraswat, Saras
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Gujarati
People Name General Brahman, Saraswat
Ethnic Code CNN25e
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution rankinging, )

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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi (296,000) Marathi (48,000) Gujarati (45,000) Konkani (44,000)
Garhwali (26,000) Kannada (17,000) Tamil (13,000) Maithili (13,000)
Marwari (12,000) Bhojpuri (11,000) Bengali (8,500) Bagri (8,300)
Awadhi (8,200) Dhundari (3,300) Braj Bhasha (3,300) Merwari (2,900)
Konkani, Goan (2,000) Assamese (1,800) Kanauji (1,700) Shekhawati (1,500)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 296,000 Marathi 48,000
Gujarati 45,000 Konkani 44,000
Garhwali 26,000 Kannada 17,000
Tamil 13,000 Maithili 13,000
Marwari 12,000 Bhojpuri 11,000
Bengali 8,500 Bagri 8,300
Awadhi 8,200 Dhundari 3,300
Braj Bhasha 3,300 Merwari 2,900
Konkani, Goan 2,000 Assamese 1,800
Kanauji 1,700 Shekhawati 1,500
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
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 Ravi Zacharias
General Yeshu Samaj
Printed Matter Christ for the Nations
Scripture Bibles, Bible League

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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Other / Small
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Profile Source: Wikpedia 
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