Pundari in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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Introduction / History

The Pod of West Bengal are a scheduled caste. They speak Bengali. They are not vegetarians and eat rice. Hinduism is their religion.

The Pod work in agriculture. Their education level is not too high, so the gospel will need to be given in oral form. They use both traditional and modern medicines and family welfare schemes.

The Pod of Orissa speak, read and write in Bengali and Oriya. They work in cultivation and fishing. Women weave mats. They are endogamous (preferring to marry within the community) and monogamous. Marriage can be by discussion or mutual consent. The dead are cremated. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son becoming in charge of the home. Disagreements are settled by a council. They have migrated from a Bangladesh region.


Prayer Points

* Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* 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 Pundari
People Name in Country Pundari
Population in India 250,000
World Population 259,800
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 5
Alternate Names Pundra, Punra, Puropundari, पुंदरी
People ID 17912
ROP3 Code 113393
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 17
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
West Bengal
243,000
Jharkhand
2,100
Odisha
1,100
Andaman and Nicobar
700
Tripura
500
Meghalaya
400
Delhi
300
Bihar
300
Chhattisgarh
200
Nagaland
200
Maharashtra
100
Mizoram
100
Manipur
70
Uttar Pradesh
60
Madhya Pradesh
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 17
  West Bengal 243,000
  Jharkhand 2,100
  Odisha 1,100
  Andaman and Nicobar 700
  Tripura 500
  Meghalaya 400
  Delhi 300
  Bihar 300
  Chhattisgarh 200
  Nagaland 200
  Maharashtra 100
  Mizoram 100
  Manipur 70
  Uttar Pradesh 60
  Madhya Pradesh 40
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (233,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Hindi
17,000
Sadri
400
Odia
300
Maithili
90
Primary Language Bengali (233,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 17,000
  Sadri 400
  Odia 300
  Maithili 90
People Groups Speaking Bengali

Primary Language:  Bengali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1800-1980)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1801-1984)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1809-2000)
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 - Bangla Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Mussolmani Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament- Common Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Bengali
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video I Am Guilty (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali
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 Burning Heart (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
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 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2018  Isudas  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
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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