Bind in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

Bind people live in mainly in West Bengal, but some are scattered throughout northern India.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Bind girls often marry at 13. They have elaborate weddings performed by a "holy man" from the nearby village. Then she moves in with her husband's family. She wears conch shell bangles and puts vermilion in the part of her hair to show that she is a married woman. She spends the rest of her life caring for children, cooking rice and making baskets from reeds. A Bind girl rarely has the chance to get an adequate education. They are usually a poor community.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Bind people practice the Hindu religion and worship family deities as well as traditional Hindu gods.


What Are Their Needs?

They have no idea that Jesus loves them and has provided for all their spiritual needs. This people group is cut off from the only one who can save them from spiritual death.


Prayer Points

Ask God to prepare their hearts even now for the day when the Bind people hear the gospel.

Pray that entire Bind families will learn about Christ and embrace him alone.

Pray for loving workers to go to the Bind people in West Bengal.

Pray for Bind leaders to have dreams and visions of the loving, victorious savior, so they will open the door to the gospel.


Scripture Prayers for the Bind in India.


References

http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2020/03/03

http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2015/08/21

http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2012/10/17


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-09-19
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-10-17
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-08-21
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-03-03
People Name General Bind
People Name in Country Bind
Pronunciation beend
Population this Country 1,171,000
Population all Countries 1,264,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 23
Alternate Names Been; Bin; Binda; Bindani; Binedhanie; Bing; Binta; Chai; Chai Bin; Chatai Bin; Hindustani Bin; Maura; Paschimajati; Pihari Bin; बिन्द
People ID 16457
ROP3 Code 111621
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 10
Largest States
Bihar
606,000
Uttar Pradesh
452,000
West Bengal
83,000
Tripura
10,000
Jharkhand
8,300
Odisha
2,100
Andaman and Nicobar
300
Karnataka
200
Chhattisgarh
100
Goa
30
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 10
  Bihar 606,000
  Uttar Pradesh 452,000
  West Bengal 83,000
  Tripura 10,000
  Jharkhand 8,300
  Odisha 2,100
  Andaman and Nicobar 300
  Karnataka 200
  Chhattisgarh 100
  Goa 30
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bhojpuri (454,000 speakers)
Language Code bho   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
Hindi
381,000
Bengali
73,000
Maithili
51,000
Magahi
18,000
Bagheli
4,800
Odia
1,800
Angika
400
Kok Borok
400
Kannada
200
Chhattisgarhi
80
Assamese
60
Desiya
30
Konkani, Goan
20
Primary Language Bhojpuri (454,000 speakers)
Language Code bho   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 381,000
  Bengali 73,000
  Maithili 51,000
  Magahi 18,000
  Bagheli 4,800
  Odia 1,800
  Angika 400
  Kok Borok 400
  Kannada 200
  Chhattisgarhi 80
  Assamese 60
  Desiya 30
  Konkani, Goan 20
People Groups Speaking Bhojpuri
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 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more