Bantar in India


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Main Language
Largest Religion
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Evangelical
Progress
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Introduction / History

The Bantar people of West Bengal and Bihar consider themselves to be Sudras, that is, those from the lowest of the four main sectors of the Hindu pecking order. We don't know for sure, but their name may come from the word "bans" which refers to bamboo. They are most noted for making bamboo goods, but some either fish or make thatched roofing for homes.

The Bantar people allow divorce on the grounds of adultery, barrenness or "maladjustment" by either spouse. Unlike most communities, the Bantars have the father keep the children after a marriage fails.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Bantar people are Hindus who worship family gods. Some of their sacred specialists are from their own community.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Bantar in India.

* Pray that the Bantar people will hear about Christ and respond to His love.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-10-23
People Name General Bantar
People Name in Country Bantar
World Population 190,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
Alternate Names बंटर
People ID 16325
ROP3 Code 111459
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 3
Largest States
Bihar
137,000
Jharkhand
400
West Bengal
100
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 3
  Bihar 137,000
  Jharkhand 400
  West Bengal 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Maithili (68,000 speakers)
Language Code mai   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Hindi
67,000
Bhojpuri
400
Bengali
200
Primary Language Maithili (68,000 speakers)
Language Code mai   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 67,000
  Bhojpuri 400
  Bengali 200
People Groups Speaking Maithili

Primary Language:  Maithili

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2010)
Bible-Complete No
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 Oral Bible stories in Maithili
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Good News
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Maithili
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible: jivən səndesh
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.01 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.06 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.93 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
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.