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
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Bansphor name comes partly from the word Bans meaning bamboo and phorna, meaning to split. By tradition they make bamboo products for use in the home. They are also called Banbasi. The Bansphor are a scheduled caste which means their status is low but not the lowest by any means. They live in Uttar Pradesh. The languages spoken by them are Hindi, Kari Boli and Awadhi.


What Are Their Lives Like?

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 a branch of the Dom people group. Many live in Farrukhabad and in Awadh. The Bansphor are endogamous so they only marry within their own community. 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.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Hanuman is their favorite Hindu god. Hanuman has the face of a monkey, and he is considered by Hindus to be a great warrior.


What Are Their Needs?

The Bansphor community needs to taste and see that the Lord is good, allowing His Son to bless them in every way.


Prayer Points

Pray that their financial situation will improve. Pray that God will give the Bansphor spiritual discernment and a desire to find truth. Pray for intercessors and workers. Pray for a disciple making movement to flourish among them this decade.


Scripture Prayers for the Bansphor (Hindu traditions) in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Bansphor (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Bansphor (Hindu traditions)
Population this Country 182,000
Population all Countries 182,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 4
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 Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 17
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh
70,000
Bihar
49,000
Punjab
21,000
Assam
19,000
Rajasthan
9,600
Madhya Pradesh
6,200
Odisha
1,100
Delhi
800
Uttarakhand
700
West Bengal
400
Tripura
400
Meghalaya
300
Arunachal Pradesh
200
Gujarat
200
Jharkhand
100
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Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 17
  Uttar Pradesh 70,000
  Bihar 49,000
  Punjab 21,000
  Assam 19,000
  Rajasthan 9,600
  Madhya Pradesh 6,200
  Odisha 1,100
  Delhi 800
  Uttarakhand 700
  West Bengal 400
  Tripura 400
  Meghalaya 300
  Arunachal Pradesh 200
  Gujarat 200
  Jharkhand 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (86,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 21
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Bhojpuri
17,000
Assamese
13,000
Punjabi, Eastern
10,000
Angika
6,000
Bundeli
5,200
Bengali
3,600
Bagri
2,100
Magahi
2,000
Maithili
1,900
Marwari
1,800
Haroti: Harauti
1,600
Awadhi
1,500
Odia
800
Mewari
400
Wagdi
300
Primary Language Hindi (86,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 21
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Bhojpuri 17,000
  Assamese 13,000
  Punjabi, Eastern 10,000
  Angika 6,000
  Bundeli 5,200
  Bengali 3,600
  Bagri 2,100
  Magahi 2,000
  Maithili 1,900
  Marwari 1,800
  Haroti: Harauti 1,600
  Awadhi 1,500
  Odia 800
  Mewari 400
  Wagdi 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  (1835-2019)
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Bible-NT Text Online
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Film / Video Creation to Christ Create International
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.94 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.06 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source (Representative photo)
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more