Bhil Mina in India

The Bhil Mina have only been reported in India
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Introduction / History

The Bhil Mina are a scheduled tribe of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. The word mina means fish. They have a low literacy level, so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too.

The Bhil Mina in Rajasthan speak Vagri and Bhil. Some of them can speak Hindi. They are not vegetarians.

Some of their clans look after marriages. They have birth rituals. The dead are buried or cremated.

The Bhil Mina work in agriculture as farmers or laborers. Hinduism is their religion. They have festivals. A council looks after them.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the council leaders come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
* Pray that gospel recordings will lead them to salvation.


References

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


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Bhil Mina
People Name in Country Bhil Mina
Population in India 108,000
World Population 108,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Alternate Names Bhil Meena, Panka, भील मीना
People ID 16484
ROP3 Code 111653
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 3
Largest States
Rajasthan
106,000
Madhya Pradesh
1,900
Chhattisgarh
40
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 3
  Rajasthan 106,000
  Madhya Pradesh 1,900
  Chhattisgarh 40
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bhili (49,000 speakers)
Language Code bhb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 16
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Wagdi
32,000
Mewari
20,000
Hindi
4,500
Punjabi, Eastern
500
Marwari
400
Dhundari
90
Marathi
90
Gujarati
80
Haroti: Harauti
60
Khandesi
50
Merwari
30
Shekhawati
20
Sindhi Korwa Naga, Zeme
Primary Language Bhili (49,000 speakers)
Language Code bhb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 16
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Wagdi 32,000
  Mewari 20,000
  Hindi 4,500
  Punjabi, Eastern 500
  Marwari 400
  Dhundari 90
  Marathi 90
  Gujarati 80
  Haroti: Harauti 60
  Khandesi 50
  Merwari 30
  Shekhawati 20
  Sindhi 10
  Korwa 0
  Naga, Zeme 0
People Groups Speaking Bhili

Primary Language:  Bhili

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1916-1996)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1930)
Bible-Complete No
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 Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bhili
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.11 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.72 %
Islam
0.12 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
Unknown
0.03 %
Photo Source Jim Myers 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Anonymous  
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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