Bangali (Hindu traditions) in India


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Introduction / History

The Bangali are a semi-nomadic tribal people who live in north India. They are distinct from the large Bengali people who live in northeast India and Bangladesh.

The Bangali make their living by charming snakes, working as landless farm workers, in animal husbandry and by gathering forest products like roots. The Indian government has made an effort to stop their wandering way and live in fixed villages.

Bangali are a Scheduled Caste, meaning they are eligible for public jobs and special consideration for university admission. Most Bangali cannot read or write. They are among the poorest peoples of north India.

The main language of the Bangali is Hindi. Smaller groups speak Kanauji and Eastern Punjabi.


Where Are they Located?

Most Bangali live in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Others reside in other north Indian states such as Uttarakhand, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Haryana. More Bangali live in Nepal.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Bangali live a subsistence existence in India. They travel from place to place raising their animals and trying to find day labor jobs so they can feed their families.

They sell their animals to buy food and other necessary items. They live in portable huts made of reeds and mud.

The Bangali marry within their group. Families arrange marriages. Sons inherit what little property the father possesses. Since their traditional occupation of snake charming is disappearing more and more Bangali are working as day agricultural laborers. If these jobs are few, the Bangali face the prospect of starvation.

The Indian government disapproves of their hunting animals and gathering products from the forest so that source of food is almost gone.

Caste councils settle legal disputes and promote their interests with outsiders.

The Bangali are not vegetarians but will not eat beef. Meat is normally reserved for holidays. The main foods of the Bangali are rice, wheat, lentils and vegetables.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Bangali (Hindu traditions) in India.


References

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangali_(caste)


Profile Source:   David Kugel  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-04-16
People Name General Bangali (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Bangali (Hindu traditions)
World Population 90,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Bangale, Joginath, Joginath. Singhiwala, Singhiwala, बंगाली (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16487
ROP3 Code 111656
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 8
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
39,000
Uttarakhand
11,000
Punjab
6,300
Haryana
4,800
Himachal Pradesh
4,400
Chandigarh
600
Karnataka
100
Maharashtra
100
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 8
  Uttar Pradesh 39,000
  Uttarakhand 11,000
  Punjab 6,300
  Haryana 4,800
  Himachal Pradesh 4,400
  Chandigarh 600
  Karnataka 100
  Maharashtra 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (44,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 18
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Punjabi, Eastern
6,300
Kumaoni
6,100
Kanauji
3,400
Awadhi
1,900
Kangri
700
Pahari, Mahasu
400
Garhwali
400
Bilaspuri
400
Sirmauri
400
Mandeali
200
Haryanvi
200
Bengali
200
Chambeali
90
Pahari, Kullu
50
Bagri
50
Primary Language Hindi (44,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 18
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Punjabi, Eastern 6,300
  Kumaoni 6,100
  Kanauji 3,400
  Awadhi 1,900
  Kangri 700
  Pahari, Mahasu 400
  Garhwali 400
  Bilaspuri 400
  Sirmauri 400
  Mandeali 200
  Haryanvi 200
  Bengali 200
  Chambeali 90
  Pahari, Kullu 50
  Bagri 50
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
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 Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / Video Coconuts
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
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 The Hope Video
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.03 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.05 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
98.06 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
1.86 %
Unknown
0.00 %
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Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source David Kugel  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.