Balahar (Hindu traditions) in India

Joshua Project has identified the Balahar (Hindu traditions) only in India
Population
10,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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Introduction / History

The Balahar people are also known as the Vargis, Chobdars or Thakurs. They come from Rajastan where they once had a close economic and social links with the powerful Rajputs and other ruling communities. Since that time they have migrated east to the populous northern state of Uttar Pradesh.

In their own communities they speak Braj. Like almost all Hindus, the Balahar people avoid beef, though they are not vegetarians. Their marriages are arranged by negotiations. Divorce can be intiated by either party on the grounds of adultery or incompatibility, and the aggrieved party is compensated with money. All the sons of a couple get an equal inheritance. The Balahar people are farmers or herd livestock for a living. Some are self-employed or work for the government. Child labor is very common among them.

Pray that these Hindus will be given the chance to taste and see that the Lord is good.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

People Name General Balahar (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Balahar (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 10,000
World Population 10,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Balhar, Chobdar, Thakur, Vargi, बलहर (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16308
ROP3 Code 111437
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 2
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
(9,600)
Uttarakhand
(400)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 2
  Uttar Pradesh (9,600)
  Uttarakhand (400)
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Hindi (8,500 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Kanauji
(500)
Garhwali
(200)
Bhojpuri
(200)
Braj Bhasha
(100)
Awadhi
(90)
Kumaoni
(50)
People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (8,500 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Kanauji (500)
  Garhwali (200)
  Bhojpuri (200)
  Braj Bhasha (100)
  Awadhi (90)
  Kumaoni (50)
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1818-2000)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text 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 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 Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Ten Virgins (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 %
Photo Source Anonymous  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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