Bania, Jaiswal in India

Joshua Project has identified the Bania, Jaiswal only in India
Population
128,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

A well-dressed man at the front of a classroom scans his tired audience. Most of them have worked all day and some look like they are falling asleep. He's looking for a volunteer. Finally, a timid man walks to the front of the room, eyes downcast. He asks the volunteer, "Would you be interested in purchasing some inexpensive real estate and selling it later for a healthy profit?" The timid man smiles broadly and makes eye contact with the instructor. "Yes!" he answers. "Would anyone else here like to do that?" Every hand shoots up. He now has their full attention. "Using the concepts in this class, over 600 people have purchased over 650 million dollars of real estate. They have made millions of rupees, and not one of them has lost money."


What Are Their Lives Like?

Turiq Jaiswal is the well-dressed instructor. Jaiswal is the personal name of a sub-group of the Bania people. Many of them are successful businessmen and wealthy investors. However, Jaiswals are sometimes stereotyped negatively as shady businessmen, like the man described in the first paragraph.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The majority of Jaiswals are Hindus who have not heard about the riches that God has stored up for them in heaven, if they will turn their lives over to the Lord.


Prayer Points

* Pray they will hear about the greatest deal of all time: salvation through Jesus Christ.
* Pray they will invest in the lives of others by spreading the gospel.


References

Some information from "The Scheduled Castes" K. S. Singh, ed. Oxford University Press, USA (1994)


Prayer Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-08-21
People Name General Bania, Jaiswal
People Name in Country Bania, Jaiswal
Population in India 128,000
World Population 128,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names बनिया, जायसवाल
People ID 19700
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 22
Largest States
(only 20 largest shown)
Delhi (38,000) Uttar Pradesh (21,000) Maharashtra (18,000)
Madhya Pradesh (13,000) Rajasthan (12,000) West Bengal (11,000)
Gujarat (5,300) Jharkhand (2,700) Punjab (1,900)
Andhra Pradesh (1,200) Karnataka (900) Assam (600)
Odisha (500) Telangana (500) Bihar (400)
Chhattisgarh (300) Uttarakhand (300) Chandigarh (200)
Jammu and Kashmir (90) Kerala (20)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 22  (only 20 largest shown)
Delhi (38,000) Uttar Pradesh (21,000)
Maharashtra (18,000) Madhya Pradesh (13,000)
Rajasthan (12,000) West Bengal (11,000)
Gujarat (5,300) Jharkhand (2,700)
Punjab (1,900) Andhra Pradesh (1,200)
Karnataka (900) Assam (600)
Odisha (500) Telangana (500)
Bihar (400) Chhattisgarh (300)
Uttarakhand (300) Chandigarh (200)
Jammu and Kashmir (90) Kerala (20)
Primary Language: Hindi (90,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: hin   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 19
Secondary Languages:
Marwari (11,000) Marathi (8,300) Gujarati (5,100)
Konkani (2,900) Dhundari (2,100) Bengali (1,800)
Merwari (800) Shekhawati (400) Braj Bhasha (200)
Punjabi, Eastern (200) Bundeli (200) Kacchi (200)
Bagri (100) Malvi (90) Mewari (70)
Bhojpuri (40) Kanauji (40) Chhattisgarhi
Primary Language: Hindi (90,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 19
Secondary Languages:
Marwari (11,000) Marathi (8,300)
Gujarati (5,100) Konkani (2,900)
Dhundari (2,100) Bengali (1,800)
Merwari (800) Shekhawati (400)
Braj Bhasha (200) Punjabi, Eastern (200)
Bundeli (200) Kacchi (200)
Bagri (100) Malvi (90)
Mewari (70) Bhojpuri (40)
Kanauji (40) Chhattisgarhi
Primary Language: Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
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Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
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World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Hindi Bible stories
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 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video A Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Aasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Coconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Haqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
Primary Religion: Other / Small

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
36.73 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
63.27 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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