Bansphor (Hindu traditions) in India

The Bansphor (Hindu traditions) have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Subgroups: 9

Subgroup Name Population
Kachchbanda 200
Tonwar 200
Chavi Unknown
Dhur Unknown
Gonrih Unknown
Khulwant Unknown
Kuria Unknown
Mursini Unknown
Semari Unknown

Introduction / History

The Bansphor Hindus are a Scheduled Caste who live in Uttar Pradesh in India. They are also called Banbasi. The languages spoken by them are Hindi, Kari Boli and Awadhi. The Bansphor name comes partly from the word Bans meaning bamboo. By tradition they make bamboo products for use in the home.

The Bansphor are endogamous and they do not marry the Bansphor Muslims. They live in villages that are multi caste ones but have their own homes. There are caste councils among them called Panchayats who deal with local matters and settle disagreements. Hanuman is their Hindu god.

The Bansphor sell the bamboo furniture they make at markets. Some of the Bansphor do agricultural work while others have moved to other parts of India to do general labor. In general they are not very well off financially. The Bansphor are supposed to be from the Dom people group. Many live in Farrukhabad and in Awadh.


Prayer Points

* Pray that God will give the Bansphor dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that their financial situation will improve.


References

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bansphor


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Bansphor (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Bansphor (Hindu traditions)
World Population 144,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
Alternate Names Banpar, Bansbakura, Bansphod, Bansphodia, Bansphor, Bansphoria, Banswal, Basod, Basphor, Basphoria, Basphurdwa, Basud, Benbansi, Kartharia, Kathariya, Kattarya, Katuria, Katuriya, Mehtra, Methur, Mondal, Wansphodia, बंसफोर (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16323
ROP3 Code 111457
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Group Bansphor (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code CNN25g
Total Subgroups 9
  Kachchbanda 200
  Tonwar 200
  Chavi 0
  Dhur 0
  Gonrih 0
  Khulwant 0
  Kuria 0
  Mursini 0
  Semari 0
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 on file 17
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh
43,000
Bihar
42,000
Assam
23,000
Punjab
18,000
Rajasthan
8,800
Madhya Pradesh
5,300
Odisha
900
Uttarakhand
800
Delhi
700
Meghalaya
500
Tripura
300
West Bengal
300
Arunachal Pradesh
200
Gujarat
100
Jharkhand
100
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 17
  Uttar Pradesh 43,000
  Bihar 42,000
  Assam 23,000
  Punjab 18,000
  Rajasthan 8,800
  Madhya Pradesh 5,300
  Odisha 900
  Uttarakhand 800
  Delhi 700
  Meghalaya 500
  Tripura 300
  West Bengal 300
  Arunachal Pradesh 200
  Gujarat 100
  Jharkhand 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (72,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 23
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Bhojpuri
22,000
Assamese
15,000
Punjabi, Eastern
8,100
Angika
6,000
Bengali
5,300
Bagri
2,300
Awadhi
2,200
Magahi
2,000
Maithili
1,900
Marwari
1,900
Haroti: Harauti
1,500
Odia
800
Kanauji
700
Dhundari
400
Mewari
300
Primary Language Hindi (72,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 23
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Bhojpuri 22,000
  Assamese 15,000
  Punjabi, Eastern 8,100
  Angika 6,000
  Bengali 5,300
  Bagri 2,300
  Awadhi 2,200
  Magahi 2,000
  Maithili 1,900
  Marwari 1,900
  Haroti: Harauti 1,500
  Odia 800
  Kanauji 700
  Dhundari 400
  Mewari 300
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 Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
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 Father's 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)
Film / Video The Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.97 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.03 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2018  Isudas  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Anonymous  
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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