Bansphor (Hindu traditions) in India

Joshua Project has identified the Bansphor (Hindu traditions) only in India
Population
153,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

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)
Population in India 153,000
World Population 153,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 4 to 5
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
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
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 17
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh
(46,000)
Bihar
(44,000)
Assam
(24,000)
Punjab
(19,000)
Rajasthan
(9,300)
Madhya Pradesh
(6,700)
Odisha
(1,000)
Uttarakhand
(800)
Delhi
(600)
Meghalaya
(500)
Tripura
(300)
West Bengal
(300)
Manipur
(200)
Arunachal Pradesh
(200)
Gujarat
(100)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 17
  Uttar Pradesh (46,000)
  Bihar (44,000)
  Assam (24,000)
  Punjab (19,000)
  Rajasthan (9,300)
  Madhya Pradesh (6,700)
  Odisha (1,000)
  Uttarakhand (800)
  Delhi (600)
  Meghalaya (500)
  Tripura (300)
  West Bengal (300)
  Manipur (200)
  Arunachal Pradesh (200)
  Gujarat (100)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (71,000 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)
Magahi
(3,400)
Bagri
(2,300)
Awadhi
(2,200)
Maithili
(1,900)
Marwari
(1,900)
Haroti: Harauti
(1,300)
Odia
(800)
Kanauji
(700)
Dhundari
(400)
Mewari
(300)
People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (71,000 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)
  Magahi (3,400)
  Bagri (2,300)
  Awadhi (2,200)
  Maithili (1,900)
  Marwari (1,900)
  Haroti: Harauti (1,300)
  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 National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go 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
99.97 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.03 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2017  Isudas  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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