Bania, Marwadi in India

Joshua Project has identified the Bania, Marwadi only in India
Population
36,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

To most people, work and business holds a high priority in life. To the Marwadi Banias, business is the top priority in life. Through the centuries, the Marwadi Banias have managed to run successful businesses all over India. More recently they have begun to run international businesses. In 2005, Forbes magazine listed Marwadi individuals as making up two percent of the billionaires in the world! Along with business the Marwadis see family and unity as high priorities.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Marwadi people know how to build bridges of trust within their local business relationships. Because of this trust, they can successfully market their business ventures through word of mouth to people from all kinds of communities throughout India.
Imagine what would happen if Marwadi communities made the decision to follow Christ! This would not only impact and change the Marwadis, but as the Holy Spirit transforms them, they can be a blessing to all of India.


Prayer Points

* Pray that Marwadi elders will soon hear and respond to the Words of Christ, and that their communities will be transformed so that they will be a blessing to all they deal with.
* Pray that they will be able to put finances in their proper place.
* Pray for God to send business people who love the Lord to build relationships with these Hindus.


References

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


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2007-09-17
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-08-06
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-08-13
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-09-05
People Name General Bania, Marwadi
People Name in Country Bania, Marwadi
Population in India 36,000
World Population 36,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Marwadi, Vaisya, बनिया, मारवाड़ी
People ID 19714
ROP3 Code 115166
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: 5
Largest States
Telangana (26,000) Maharashtra (4,400) Uttar Pradesh (3,200)
Karnataka (1,900) Gujarat (90)
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: 5
Telangana (26,000) Maharashtra (4,400)
Uttar Pradesh (3,200) Karnataka (1,900)
Gujarat (90)
Primary Language: Marwari (25,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: rwr   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 3
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (9,500) Telugu (1,400)
Primary Language: Marwari (25,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: rwr   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 3
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (9,500) Telugu (1,400)
Primary Language: Marwari

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1815-1867)
New Testament Yes   (1820-1821)
Complete Bible No
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Coconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Marwari
Film / Video Ravi's Way (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Welcome Jesus (Indigitube.tv)
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
98.42 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
1.58 %
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 
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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