Bansi in India

The Bansi have only been reported in India
Population
1,300
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Although they can be found engaged in many areas of industry they consider themselves people of the soil, or farmers.


Prayer Points

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

The oldest male in the family; grandfather, father or oldest brother is responsible for larger decisions that affect the entire family. Let's pray for the men of these families, that God would soften their hearts to the Gospel and they would respond by exercising their influence to lead their families to Christ.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

People Name General Bansi
People Name in Country Bansi
Population in India 1,300
World Population 1,300
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
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
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 1
  Himachal Pradesh 1,300
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Chambeali (900 speakers)
Language Code cdh   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Bhattiyali
100
Hindi
100
Churahi
90
Pahari, Mahasu
20
Other People Groups Speaking Chambeali
Primary Language Chambeali (900 speakers)
Language Code cdh   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Bhattiyali 100
  Hindi 100
  Churahi 90
  Pahari, Mahasu 20
People Groups Speaking Chambeali

Primary Language:  Chambeali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1883-1979)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2017)
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
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Gospel Go 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
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
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 %
Photo Source ABS 
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.




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