Bhaina in India

Joshua Project has identified the Bhaina only in India
Population
80,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

The Bhaina community lives on the fertile plains of Raigarh and Bilaspur districts of Madhya Pradesh. They work as farmers and as laborers. Some of their marriage rituals are betrothal, circumambulation of the sacred pillar, washing of the feet, blessing and giving of gifts, and applying of vermilion. The Saora, Bhuia, Rout, and Lohar communities accept food and water from the Bhaina, who in turn do not accept food and water from them. They receive the services of the Brahmin, barber and washerman. Their literacy rate is quite low. Their principal deity is Nakti Devi. They worship clan deities, village deities like Dulhadeo, Thakur Dec, regional deities and deities of the wider Hindu pantheon.


Ministry Obstacles

Lack of workers willing and able to minister to the unreached communities of India is an obstacle to the progress of the Gospel.


Outreach Ideas

Perhaps workers can help the Bhaina become more productive as farmers and livestock producers. Building such bridges of friendship can lead to opportunities to share Christ.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

A few of the Bhaina have identified themselves as Christians to the Indian census. Please pray for teachers to help these Christians understand clearly what it means to know Christ as Savior and Lord, and to be his disciple.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for a rising literacy rate for the Bhaina, especially for the youth. Pray that parents will understand the importance of providing a good education for their children.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Bhaina
People Name in Country Bhaina
Population in India 80,000
World Population 80,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names भैईना
People ID 16401
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: 5
Largest States
Chhattisgarh (65,000) Madhya Pradesh (9,000) Odisha (6,100)
Maharashtra (500) Goa (20)
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: 5
Chhattisgarh (65,000) Madhya Pradesh (9,000)
Odisha (6,100) Maharashtra (500)
Goa (20)
Primary Language: Chhattisgarhi (45,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: hne   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 23
Secondary Languages:
(only 20 largest shown)
Hindi (25,000) Oriya (5,300) Sadri (900)
Bagheli (300) Marathi (200) Urdu (100)
Bhili (100) Gondi, Northern (100) Korku (50)
Bengali (20) Khandesi (20) Konkani, Goan (20)
Nimadi (20) Kurux (20) Telugu
Kannada Punjabi, Eastern Gujarati
Halbi Kharia
Primary Language: Chhattisgarhi (45,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: hne   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 23
Secondary Languages: (only 20 largest shown)
Hindi (25,000) Oriya (5,300)
Sadri (900) Bagheli (300)
Marathi (200) Urdu (100)
Bhili (100) Gondi, Northern (100)
Korku (50) Bengali (20)
Khandesi (20) Konkani, Goan (20)
Nimadi (20) Kurux (20)
Telugu (10) Kannada (10)
Punjabi, Eastern (10) Gujarati (0)
Halbi (0) Kharia (0)
Primary Language: Chhattisgarhi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1904-1952)
New Testament Yes   (2005)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Chhattisgarhi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.03 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
97.46 %
Islam
2.12 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.39 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source: Isudas   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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