Bharbhunja (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
1,237,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Bharabhunja of India have 'frying pan' as the meaning of their name. Selling parched grain is their traditional work. They are mainly Hindus but there are Sikhs in the Punjab and Delhi and also Muslims in Delhi. Property goes to the sons on the death of the father with the oldest son taking charge of the home. There are birth and marriage rituals and the dead are usually cremated.

In Haryana the Bharbhunja speak Punjabi and Hindi and read and write in Devanagari. They are vegetarians and eat wheat. Some of them are in business and others breed animals. They use modern medicine and family planning.

In the Punjab, they are not vegetarians and they speak Mewar and Hindi. In Maharashtra many are landless. In Madhya Pradesh and Chandigarh it is similar in general.

In Gujarat they speak Gujarati. Divorce and marrying again is allowed. On the death of the father while most property goes to the sons, a percentage of the property goes to the widows.


Prayer Points

* Pray that God gives the Bharabhunja dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel materials will bring them to salvation too.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Bharbhunja (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Bharbhunja (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 1,237,000
World Population 1,237,800
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Barjuba, Bhad Bhunjari, Bhadbhuja, Bhadbhunja, Bhade, Bhaduja, Bharbhuja, Bharbhunja, Bharbuja, Bhere, Bhooj, Bhuj, Bhuj Bhujar, Bhuja, Bhujari, Bhujawala, Bhuji, Bhujua, Bhunj, Bhunja, Bhunjia, Bhurji, Gour, Kalenera, Kandu, Kashodhay, Mehre, Mere, भरभूंजा (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16412
ROP3 Code 111563
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: 21
Largest States
(only 20 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh (1,137,000) Madhya Pradesh (38,000) Uttarakhand (17,000)
Chhattisgarh (13,000) Delhi (11,000) Maharashtra (4,500)
Bihar (4,100) Haryana (3,700) West Bengal (3,100)
Gujarat (1,800) Rajasthan (1,800) Telangana (900)
Karnataka (600) Chandigarh (300) Punjab (300)
Jammu and Kashmir (100) Meghalaya (100) Odisha (70)
Dadra and Nagar Have (50) Daman and Diu (50)
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: 21  (only 20 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh (1,137,000) Madhya Pradesh (38,000)
Uttarakhand (17,000) Chhattisgarh (13,000)
Delhi (11,000) Maharashtra (4,500)
Bihar (4,100) Haryana (3,700)
West Bengal (3,100) Gujarat (1,800)
Rajasthan (1,800) Telangana (900)
Karnataka (600) Chandigarh (300)
Punjab (300) Jammu and Kashmir (100)
Meghalaya (100) Odisha (70)
Dadra and Nagar Have (50) Daman and Diu (50)
Primary Language: Hindi (784,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: hin   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 24
Secondary Languages:
(only 20 largest shown)
Awadhi (136,000) Bhojpuri (131,000) Kanauji (91,000)
Bagheli (7,400) Chhattisgarhi (6,900) Garhwali (5,700)
Gujarati (5,000) Bundeli (4,500) Kumaoni (3,900)
Punjabi, Eastern (2,300) Bengali (1,400) Marathi (500)
Nimadi (400) Braj Bhasha (400) Malvi (400)
Kannada (200) Dhundari (200) Haryanvi (100)
Assamese (90) Odia (70)
Primary Language: Hindi (784,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 24
Secondary Languages: (only 20 largest shown)
Awadhi (136,000) Bhojpuri (131,000)
Kanauji (91,000) Bagheli (7,400)
Chhattisgarhi (6,900) Garhwali (5,700)
Gujarati (5,000) Bundeli (4,500)
Kumaoni (3,900) Punjabi, Eastern (2,300)
Bengali (1,400) Marathi (500)
Nimadi (400) Braj Bhasha (400)
Malvi (400) Kannada (200)
Dhundari (200) Haryanvi (100)
Assamese (90) Odia (70)
Primary Language: Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
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World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Hindi Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video A Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Aasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Coconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Haqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
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 Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
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 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source: India Missions Association   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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