The Kutchhi Bhanusali live throughout the western states of India, especially Rajasthan, Karnataka, Maharashtra, and Gujarat. A small number live over the international border in Pakistan’s Sindh Province.
Agriculture along with business and laboring are their main occupations. They are not well educated, so the gospel will need to be presented in oral form. The Kutchhi Bhanusali are endogamous, meaning that they prefer to marry within their community or clan. Marriage is arranged through the parents. On the death of the father, sons and daughters inherit the property.
The Kutchhi Bhanusali people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are other Hindus who are much more philosophical, especially among the Brahmins.
The Bhansala people need to have a relationship with Jesus Christ that will lead to blessings and eternal salvation.
* Scripture Prayers for the Bhansala in Pakistan.
Pray that gospel recordings and the JESUS Film will lead the Bhanusali to begin their own movement to Christ. Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to the Savior. Pray for intercessors and workers.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|People Name General||Bhansala|
|People Name in Country||Bhansala|
|Population this Country||7,100|
|Population all Countries||285,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Bhanusali; भंसला|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||5 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Sindhi (7,300 speakers)|
|Language Code||snd Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Sindhi
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1890-1992)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Indigitube.tv Video / Animation|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Sindhi|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||The Hope Video|
|Film / Video||The Prophets' Story|
|General||Gospel website in this language|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
|Mobile App||Download audio Bible app as APK file from FCBH|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Common Language New Testament|
|Text / Printed Matter||Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)|
|Text / Printed Matter||World Missionary Press Booklets|