Bhansala in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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Introduction / History

The Kutchhi Bhanusali live in Gujarat and speak Kachchi and read and write in Gujarati. They are vegetarians who eat wheat, while the Sindhi Bhanusali are not vegetarians.

The Kutchhi Bhanusali are endogamous, meaning that they prefer to marry within their community or clan. Marriage is done through the parents. There are marriage rituals. On the death of the father, sons and daughters inherit the property. The dead are cremated except for young children. Hinduism is their religion.

Agriculture along with business and laboring are their main occupations. They are not too well educated, so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too. They use modern medicines and family planning.


Prayer Points

* Pray that gospel recordings will lead the Bhanusali to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to salvation.


References

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


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Bhansala
People Name in Country Bhansala
Population in India 267,000
World Population 268,600
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 5
Alternate Names Bhanusali, भंसला
People ID 16525
ROP3 Code 111701
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 12
Largest States
Maharashtra
166,000
Gujarat
59,000
Goa
21,000
Rajasthan
12,000
Karnataka
6,800
Telangana
1,000
Delhi
400
Tamil Nadu
200
Chhattisgarh
100
Kerala
80
Andhra Pradesh
80
Daman and Diu
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 12
  Maharashtra 166,000
  Gujarat 59,000
  Goa 21,000
  Rajasthan 12,000
  Karnataka 6,800
  Telangana 1,000
  Delhi 400
  Tamil Nadu 200
  Chhattisgarh 100
  Kerala 80
  Andhra Pradesh 80
  Daman and Diu 40
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Marathi (103,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 17
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Gujarati
72,000
Konkani, Goan
45,000
Hindi
20,000
Konkani
7,800
Sindhi
7,200
Kannada
5,500
Marwari
3,000
Merwari
1,800
Dhundari
1,500
Kacchi
600
Mewari
300
Bagri
200
Shekhawati
200
Haroti: Harauti
200
English
90
Primary Language Marathi (103,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 17
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Gujarati 72,000
  Konkani, Goan 45,000
  Hindi 20,000
  Konkani 7,800
  Sindhi 7,200
  Kannada 5,500
  Marwari 3,000
  Merwari 1,800
  Dhundari 1,500
  Kacchi 600
  Mewari 300
  Bagri 200
  Shekhawati 200
  Haroti: Harauti 200
  English 90
People Groups Speaking Marathi

Primary Language:  Marathi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1807-1957)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1982)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1821-2002)
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 Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Marathi
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Marathi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: मराठी - Marathi
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
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 %
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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