Bhandari in India

The Bhandari have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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Subgroups: 11 (10 largest shown)  Show all

Subgroup Name Population
Godomalia 5,300
Bejjo 5,000
Odisi 5,000
Bande Unknown
Bherle Unknown
Khalgura Unknown
Kirpal Unknown
Kitte Unknown
Kshatriya Unknown
Naik Unknown

Introduction

According to the mythology of the Bhandai, they were in charge of the treasures of Lord Indra during Satyug (Era of Truth) and left for Sindh during the battle between the aryas or devas (gods) and rakshasas (demons). Widow remarriage is allowed. Bhandari women play a vital role in social, religious, spiritual, and economic pursuits. Amba Mata is their caste deity, Gotrej their kul deity, and Holi Mata and Lakshmi Mata are their village deities.


Ministry Obstacles

Hinduism is interwoven in all of Bhandari life. Any attempt to share a different religious view will probably be viewed with suspicion or hostility.


Outreach Ideas

Focused prayer and sustained effort will be needed to reach this community with the Gospel. They probably won't be reached without intentional effort.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are no known believers today, but pray for those the Lord will draw to himself. They will need prayer support.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray this group will be taught by God's Spirit they need forgiveness for their sin. Pray He will then teach them about Christ.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Bhandari
People Name in Country Bhandari
Population in India 634,000
World Population 634,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 13
Alternate Names Bandari, Bandiri, Barber, Bariko, Bejjo, Bhanaari, Bhanari, Bhavaguna, Bhondari, Deshbhandari, Hetkari, Mangali, Nai, Naik, Napit, Oriya Mangali, भंडारी
People ID 16404
ROP3 Code 111551
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Oriya
People Group Bhandari
Ethnic Code CNN25l
Total Subgroups 11
  Godomalia 5,300
  Bejjo 5,000
  Odisi 5,000
  Bande 0
  Bherle 0
  Khalgura 0
  Kirpal 0
  Kitte 0
  Kshatriya 0
  Naik 0
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 19
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Odisha
596,000
Jharkhand
13,000
Chhattisgarh
7,800
West Bengal
3,900
Gujarat
3,400
Assam
2,900
Maharashtra
2,400
Andhra Pradesh
2,100
Manipur
700
Karnataka
500
Goa
400
Delhi
300
Kerala
200
Dadra and Nagar Have
100
Daman and Diu
90
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 19
  Odisha 596,000
  Jharkhand 13,000
  Chhattisgarh 7,800
  West Bengal 3,900
  Gujarat 3,400
  Assam 2,900
  Maharashtra 2,400
  Andhra Pradesh 2,100
  Manipur 700
  Karnataka 500
  Goa 400
  Delhi 300
  Kerala 200
  Dadra and Nagar Have 100
  Daman and Diu 90
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Odia (550,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 27
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Hindi
26,000
Bengali
22,000
Telugu
9,500
Chhattisgarhi
5,400
Kui
3,900
Gujarati
3,500
Kurux
3,000
Marathi
1,700
Santhali
1,200
Assamese
1,200
Mundari: Bhumij
700
Konkani, Goan
600
Konkani
600
Juang
500
Pengo
300
Primary Language Odia (550,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 27
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Hindi 26,000
  Bengali 22,000
  Telugu 9,500
  Chhattisgarhi 5,400
  Kui 3,900
  Gujarati 3,500
  Kurux 3,000
  Marathi 1,700
  Santhali 1,200
  Assamese 1,200
  Mundari: Bhumij 700
  Konkani, Goan 600
  Konkani 600
  Juang 500
  Pengo 300
People Groups Speaking Odia

Primary Language:  Odia

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1811-1956)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1809-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1815-2004)
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 Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Odia
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ODIA - Oriya
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.01 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.99 %
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 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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