Bhaina in India

The Bhaina have only been reported in India
Population
75,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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 75,000
World Population 75,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names भैईना
People ID 16401
ROP3 Code 111548
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 5
Largest States
Chhattisgarh
60,000
Madhya Pradesh
8,500
Odisha
5,800
Maharashtra
300
Goa
20
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 5
  Chhattisgarh 60,000
  Madhya Pradesh 8,500
  Odisha 5,800
  Maharashtra 300
  Goa 20
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Chhattisgarhi (44,000 speakers)
Language Code hne   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
Hindi
25,000
Odia
5,300
Sadri
800
Bagheli
300
Marathi
200
Gondi, Northern
100
Korku
50
Urdu
50
Bhili
30
Bengali
20
Konkani, Goan
20
Nimadi
20
Kurux
10
Other People Groups Speaking Chhattisgarhi
Primary Language Chhattisgarhi (44,000 speakers)
Language Code hne   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 25,000
  Odia 5,300
  Sadri 800
  Bagheli 300
  Marathi 200
  Gondi, Northern 100
  Korku 50
  Urdu 50
  Bhili 30
  Bengali 20
  Konkani, Goan 20
  Nimadi 20
  Kurux 10
People Groups Speaking Chhattisgarhi

Primary Language:  Chhattisgarhi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1904-1952)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2005)
Bible-Complete No
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 (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Chhattisgarhi
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)
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Chhattisgarhi
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.02 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.19 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.08 %
Islam
0.37 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.05 %
Unknown
0.28 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2018  Isudas  All rights reserved.  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
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.




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