Bhangi (Muslim traditions) in India


Population
136,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Bhangi are a scheduled Caste of India. The name Bhangi comes from the word hemp. Many of them are sweepers.

In Gujarat, the Bhangi are not vegetarians and eat wheat and rice as cereals. They make bamboo items and some clean houses. The women are classed as the same importance as men when it comes to the family. They speak Gujarati.

In Rajasthan, the Bhangi speak Mawari and Hindi. Some of them do skilled work. Some own land and work on it. They use modern medicines.

In West Bengal they speak Hindi and Bengali and read and write in Devanagari. Property inheritance goes to the sons who get the same amounts as each other.

In Maharashtra they speak Hindi and read and write in Devanagari. In Damian and Diu they speak, read and write in Gujarati. In Assam they speak Rajasthani.

In Goa, the Bhangi speak Hindi and are endogamous, meaning they prefer to marry within their community.


Prayer Points

* Pray that God will give the Bhangi dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that they will find gospel materials on the internet and that this will lead them to salvation.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Bhangi (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Bhangi (Muslim traditions)
Population in India 136,000
World Population 214,700
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Balmiki, Barvashia, Bhangaro, Bhangia, Chuhra, Halalkhor, Hari, Jamphora, Korar, Lal Begi, Mehmar, Mehtar, Olgana, Rukhi, Zadmalli, भंगी (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16400
ROP3 Code 111547
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 13
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
(89,000)
Madhya Pradesh
(21,000)
Bihar
(11,000)
Maharashtra
(8,100)
West Bengal
(2,600)
Gujarat
(2,600)
Jharkhand
(1,000)
Karnataka
(600)
Uttarakhand
(400)
Chhattisgarh
(200)
Jammu and Kashmir
(200)
Telangana
(100)
Odisha
(60)
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 13
  Uttar Pradesh (89,000)
  Madhya Pradesh (21,000)
  Bihar (11,000)
  Maharashtra (8,100)
  West Bengal (2,600)
  Gujarat (2,600)
  Jharkhand (1,000)
  Karnataka (600)
  Uttarakhand (400)
  Chhattisgarh (200)
  Jammu and Kashmir (200)
  Telangana (100)
  Odisha (60)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Urdu (119,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 18
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Bhojpuri
(7,000)
Bengali
(2,600)
Marathi
(1,600)
Maithili
(900)
Gujarati
(900)
Surjapuri
(900)
Awadhi
(800)
Marwari
(700)
Bundeli
(200)
Sindhi
(200)
Kanauji
(200)
Kannada
(100)
Dogri
(80)
Magahi
(70)
Odia
(60)
People Groups Speaking Urdu
Primary Language Urdu (119,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 18
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Bhojpuri (7,000)
  Bengali (2,600)
  Marathi (1,600)
  Maithili (900)
  Gujarati (900)
  Surjapuri (900)
  Awadhi (800)
  Marwari (700)
  Bundeli (200)
  Sindhi (200)
  Kanauji (200)
  Kannada (100)
  Dogri (80)
  Magahi (70)
  Odia (60)
People Groups Speaking Urdu

Primary Language:  Urdu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1747-1894)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1758-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1843-2016)
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 Online New Testament - Easy to Read (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Pakistan Bible Society (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Audio Recordings Urdu Bible stories
Audio Recordings Urdu Online Audio Bible
Film / Video A Gathering of the Followers of Isa (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Urdu
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Greatest Sacrifice (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
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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