The Bharbhunja of India parch and sell grain. Some have businesses and some work for the government. Property is inherited by the sons and the oldest takes charge of the home when the father dies. Councils look after community matters.
In Haryana, the Bharbhunja speak Hindi and Punjabi and read and write in Devanagari. They are vegetarians who eat wheat as their main cereal. They use traditional and modern medicines and use family planning.
In Punjab, they speak Punjabi and read and write in Gurmukhi. Some are vegetarians but not all.
In Rajasthan they speak Mawari and read and write in Devanagari. Marriages are between adults only through arrangement. Divorce and marrying again is allowed.
In Gujarat, they speak, read and write in Gujarati. They have adult and child marriages.
In Maharashtra they speak Hindi and Gujarati and read and write in Devanagari. They worship account books at an annual ritual.
There are Bharbhunja in Delhi where they speak Urdu as well as Hindi and read and write in Devanagari. The Bharbhunja also live in Madhya Pradesh and Chandigarh.
* Pray that leaders of the councils will come to Jesus Christ and lead others of the Bharbhunja to Him.
* Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to salvation.
Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999
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|Persecution Rank||17 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file:||4|
|Primary Language:||Urdu (62,000 speakers) People group listing|
|Language Code:||urd Ethnologue Listing|
|Written:||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible Portions||Yes (1747-1894)|
|New Testament||Yes (1758-2000)|
|Complete Bible||Yes (1843-1998)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum of Bible Agencies|
|World Bible Finder|
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|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament - Easy to Read (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament - Pakistan Bible Society (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Audio Recordings||Urdu Bible stories|
|Audio Recordings||Urdu Online Audio Bible|
|Film / Video||A Gathering of the Followers of Isa (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Urdu|
|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||The Greatest Sacrifice (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||The Hope Video|
|Film / Video||The Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)|
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|General||Gods Simple Plan|
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