Bharbhunja (Hindu traditions) in Nepal


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Introduction / History

Traditionally the Bharbhunja people were grain parchers who lived through India and Nepal. Their name comes from the traditional Sanskrit word, bhrastra, meaning "frying pan," and bharyaka, meaning, "one who fries. "


Where Are they Located?

Most live in India's Uttar Pradesh state and Pakistan's Baloch Province, but a small number live in Nepal.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Bharbhunja people of India, Pakistan and Nepal parch and sell grain. Some have businesses while others work for the government. The fortunate few who obtain a good education are bankers or military officers. Property is inherited by the sons and the oldest takes charge of the home when the father dies. Councils look after community matters.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Bharbhunja people are common Hindus who worship all major Hindu gods as well as some minor ones. They worship clan, family and village deities for protection from local spirits.


What Are Their Needs?

Parching grain may not be a viable job in a couple of generations. Bharbhunja people in Nepal need the opportunity to send their children to good schools so they can be prepared for today's modern economy. This is especially true for those who live in India, which is much more modern than Nepal.


Prayer Points

* Pray that leaders of Bharbhunja village councils will come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
* Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to salvation.
* Pray for the Holy Spirit to move many of these Hindus to embrace the Lord and spread His fame to all their communities, both in India and in Nepal.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/16413/IN
http://www.peoplegroupsindia.com/profiles/bharbhunja/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bharbhunja_(Hindu)


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Bharbhunja (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Bharbhunja (Hindu traditions)
Population in Nepal 800
World Population 1,196,800
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
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 Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 25  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 4
Largest States
Bheri
400
Lumbini
200
Bagmati
80
Seti
80
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 25  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 4
  Bheri 400
  Lumbini 200
  Bagmati 80
  Seti 80
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Awadhi (600 speakers)
Language Code awa   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Bhojpuri
200
Hindi
50
Primary Language Awadhi (600 speakers)
Language Code awa   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Bhojpuri 200
  Hindi 50
People Groups Speaking Awadhi

Primary Language:  Awadhi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1820-1911)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1996)
Bible-Complete Yes  (2000-2005)
Bible-NT Audio 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 Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Audio Recordings The Promise (StoryRunners Oral Bible Stories)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Awadhi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video New Life (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
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 %
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Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest Nepal census data.  Current values may differ.


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