Bansi in India

Joshua Project has identified the Bansi only in India
Population
1,400
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Bansi people are also known as the Dhadhi people. They live in India's northern, mountainous Himachal Pradesh state. Their language is called Chambiali which is related to that of the Western Pahari people. Among themselves they speak their own language, but when they speak with outsiders they use Hindi, the trade language of many of India's northern states.

The Bansi people are trying to merge their identity with more powerful and numerous groups like the Halis, Chanals and Sanhais. In the process, they have allowed intermarriage with these groups. They have traditional, conservative views about life. For example, they are more likely to allow their boys than their girls to get an education. Like their ancestors from hundreds of years ago, they depend on rainwater for irrigation.


Prayer Points

Pray that the Hindu Bansi people will open their hearts and minds to Jesus Christ.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

People Name General Bansi
People Name in Country Bansi
Population in India 1,400
World Population 1,400
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Baisi, बंसी
People ID 16322
ROP3 Code 111456
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
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: 1
Himachal Pradesh (1,400)

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Primary Language: Chambeali (900 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: cdh   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 8
Secondary Languages:
Bhattiyali (100) Hindi (100) Churahi (90)
Pahari, Mahasu (20) Bilaspuri Mandeali
Kangri
Primary Language: Chambeali (900 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: cdh   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 8
Secondary Languages:
Bhattiyali (100) Hindi (100)
Churahi (90) Pahari, Mahasu (20)
Bilaspuri (10) Mandeali (10)
Kangri (10)
Primary Language: Chambeali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1883-1979)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
 
Possible Print Bibles
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World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Chambeali
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Chambeali
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
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
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest 
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