Bhand (Hindu traditions) in India

The Bhand (Hindu traditions) have only been reported in India
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Introduction / History

The Bandhi people are also known as the Rehr or Bhand, a name that comes from the word for bamboo. This is because most of them make their living by making bamboo baskets. They also make bamboo pots for storing large amounts of grain. Some have managed to get land for cultivation while others are day laborers. They have been blessed with a better infrastructure than most rural communities. They have electricity, a good water supply, roads, and schools.

A Bandhi woman can divorce her husband and marry another man provided the new husband pays the first husband compensation. One can marry the wife's younger sister or the husband's younger brother when the spouse dies. All sons get an equal amount of the inheritance.

Pray that the Bandhi people will hear of and desire an inheritance in Christ.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-09-13
People Name General Bhand (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Bhand (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 33,000
World Population 33,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Bahuroopia, Bhamgat, Bhan, Bhand, Bhand Raja, Bhande, Bhanr, Bhant, Bhunt, Bunt, Fulwale, Gondwale, भांड (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16422
ROP3 Code 111573
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 11
Largest States
Rajasthan
28,000
Madhya Pradesh
2,600
Bihar
1,100
Maharashtra
500
Gujarat
300
Karnataka
100
Delhi
100
Haryana
60
Odisha
40
Chandigarh
40
West Bengal
30
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 11
  Rajasthan 28,000
  Madhya Pradesh 2,600
  Bihar 1,100
  Maharashtra 500
  Gujarat 300
  Karnataka 100
  Delhi 100
  Haryana 60
  Odisha 40
  Chandigarh 40
  West Bengal 30
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Hindi (13,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 18
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Marwari
5,900
Mewari
4,000
Merwari
3,800
Dhundari
3,200
Bagri
1,100
Shekhawati
400
Bhojpuri
400
Haroti: Harauti
400
Nimadi
300
Gujarati
300
Bundeli
200
Kannada
80
Tulu
70
Wagdi
70
Urdu
60
Other People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (13,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 18
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Marwari 5,900
  Mewari 4,000
  Merwari 3,800
  Dhundari 3,200
  Bagri 1,100
  Shekhawati 400
  Bhojpuri 400
  Haroti: Harauti 400
  Nimadi 300
  Gujarati 300
  Bundeli 200
  Kannada 80
  Tulu 70
  Wagdi 70
  Urdu 60
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1818-2000)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go 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 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 Father's 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 Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
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 %
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
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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