Bhangi (Muslim traditions) in India


Population
140,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
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 140,000
World Population 217,600
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
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
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 13
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh (92,000) Madhya Pradesh (21,000) Bihar (11,000)
Maharashtra (8,200) West Bengal (2,700) Gujarat (2,700)
Jharkhand (1,100) Karnataka (600) Uttarakhand (400)
Chhattisgarh (200) Jammu and Kashmir (200) Telangana (100)
Odisha (30)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 13
Uttar Pradesh (92,000) Madhya Pradesh (21,000)
Bihar (11,000) Maharashtra (8,200)
West Bengal (2,700) Gujarat (2,700)
Jharkhand (1,100) Karnataka (600)
Uttarakhand (400) Chhattisgarh (200)
Jammu and Kashmir (200) Telangana (100)
Odisha (30)
Primary Language: Urdu (118,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: urd   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 17
Secondary Languages:
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 (30)
Kumaoni
Primary Language: Urdu (118,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 17
Secondary Languages:
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 (30) Kumaoni (10)
Primary Language: Urdu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1747-1894)
New Testament Yes   (1758-2000)
Complete Bible Yes   (1843-1998)
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
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 Gods 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 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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