Vanjara in India

The Vanjara have only been reported in India
Population
936,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Vanjara live in Maharashtra in India in Ahmadnagar, Bhir and other regions. Vanjara is connected to the word Vana which means forest. They speak Marathi and read and write in Devanagari.

The Vanjara are not vegetarians but the women are not allowed to eat non-vegetarian food. They are endogamous, which means they prefer to marry within the group. A dowry is used in marriages. TProperty is inherited by the sons when the father dies. Women do housework and farm work. The dead are cremated except for children under eight who are buried. There is a death pollution period.

A caste council settles disputes among the Vanjara. They are Hindus by religion. Their work is mainly in agriculture. They have a low literacy level so the gospel needs to be given in oral form as well as written. Family planning is used by them.


Prayer Points

* Pray that leaders of the caste council will come to Jesus Christ and lead others of the Vanjara to salvation too.
* Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.


References

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


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Vanjara
People Name in Country Vanjara
Population in India 936,000
World Population 936,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 18
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Vantari, Vindhar, Wandhara, Wanjara, वंजारा
People ID 18329
ROP3 Code 113879
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 6
Largest States
Maharashtra
(818,000)
Telangana
(106,000)
Karnataka
(10,000)
Odisha
(600)
Gujarat
(500)
Delhi
(100)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 6
  Maharashtra (818,000)
  Telangana (106,000)
  Karnataka (10,000)
  Odisha (600)
  Gujarat (500)
  Delhi (100)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Marathi (809,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Telugu
(100,000)
Hindi
(41,000)
Kannada
(2,000)
Konkani
(800)
Gujarati
(400)
People Groups Speaking Marathi
Primary Language Marathi (809,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Telugu (100,000)
  Hindi (41,000)
  Kannada (2,000)
  Konkani (800)
  Gujarati (400)
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
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go 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 Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
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 Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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