Bhandari in India

Joshua Project has identified the Bhandari only in India
Population
627,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

According to the mythology of the Bhandai, they were in charge of the treasures of Lord Indra during Saryug 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 627,000
World Population 627,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 13 to 16
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
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
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 18
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Odisha
(589,000)
Jharkhand
(13,000)
Chhattisgarh
(8,100)
West Bengal
(4,000)
Gujarat
(3,500)
Assam
(2,600)
Maharashtra
(2,400)
Andhra Pradesh
(2,200)
Karnataka
(500)
Goa
(400)
Delhi
(300)
Kerala
(200)
Dadra and Nagar Have
(100)
Daman and Diu
(90)
Nagaland
(80)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 18
  Odisha (589,000)
  Jharkhand (13,000)
  Chhattisgarh (8,100)
  West Bengal (4,000)
  Gujarat (3,500)
  Assam (2,600)
  Maharashtra (2,400)
  Andhra Pradesh (2,200)
  Karnataka (500)
  Goa (400)
  Delhi (300)
  Kerala (200)
  Dadra and Nagar Have (100)
  Daman and Diu (90)
  Nagaland (80)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Odia (533,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 26
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Bengali
(17,000)
Hindi
(16,000)
Telugu
(7,100)
Chhattisgarhi
(5,300)
Kui
(5,100)
Gujarati
(3,500)
Kurux
(3,200)
Mundari: Bhumij
(3,000)
Santhali
(2,000)
Marathi
(1,700)
Ho
(900)
Assamese
(700)
Konkani, Goan
(600)
Konkani
(600)
Juang
(500)
People Groups Speaking Odia
Primary Language Odia (533,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 26
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Bengali (17,000)
  Hindi (16,000)
  Telugu (7,100)
  Chhattisgarhi (5,300)
  Kui (5,100)
  Gujarati (3,500)
  Kurux (3,200)
  Mundari: Bhumij (3,000)
  Santhali (2,000)
  Marathi (1,700)
  Ho (900)
  Assamese (700)
  Konkani, Goan (600)
  Konkani (600)
  Juang (500)
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
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 (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 Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Anonymous  
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 India census data.  Current values may differ.


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