Bania, Srimali in India

Joshua Project has identified the Bania, Srimali only in India
Population
377,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Srimali Vaishya Bania live in Madhya Pradesh in India. The word Srimali has its origins from a town in Rajasthan. They speak Nimari and Hindi and read and write in Devanagari. They are vegetarians and eat wheat and rice as cereals.

The Srimali Vaishya Bania can marry again after the death of a spouse. On the death of the father, property goes to the sons and the oldest son becomes in charge of the home. There are birth and marriage rituals and the dead are cremated. Children under twelve are buried.

They are Hindus by religion. Council elders settle disputes and look after them. They work in trade and in business but in rural regions many of them work in agriculture. Education, family planning and modern medicines are practiced.


Prayer Points

* Pray that council elders will come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him, too.
* Pray that gospel materials will bring them to salvation.
* 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  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-08-03
People Name General Bania, Srimali
People Name in Country Bania, Srimali
Population in India 377,000
World Population 377,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 8 to 10
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Seth, Srimali Vaisya, बनिया, सृिमाली
People ID 19723
ROP3 Code 115176
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 16
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Gujarat
(250,000)
Maharashtra
(68,000)
Rajasthan
(30,000)
Madhya Pradesh
(17,000)
Delhi
(3,800)
Uttar Pradesh
(3,600)
Tamil Nadu
(900)
Uttarakhand
(500)
Daman and Diu
(400)
Odisha
(400)
Chhattisgarh
(400)
Karnataka
(400)
Dadra and Nagar Have
(300)
West Bengal
(300)
Telangana
(200)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 16
  Gujarat (250,000)
  Maharashtra (68,000)
  Rajasthan (30,000)
  Madhya Pradesh (17,000)
  Delhi (3,800)
  Uttar Pradesh (3,600)
  Tamil Nadu (900)
  Uttarakhand (500)
  Daman and Diu (400)
  Odisha (400)
  Chhattisgarh (400)
  Karnataka (400)
  Dadra and Nagar Have (300)
  West Bengal (300)
  Telangana (200)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Gujarati (231,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 18
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Hindi
(70,000)
Marathi
(31,000)
Marwari
(16,000)
Konkani
(4,700)
Dhundari
(4,000)
Kacchi
(2,000)
Merwari
(1,300)
Mewari
(1,300)
Nimadi
(800)
Malvi
(500)
Saurashtra
(500)
Shekhawati
(400)
Khandesi
(200)
Kanauji
(200)
Bagri
(100)
People Groups Speaking Gujarati
Primary Language Gujarati (231,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 18
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Hindi (70,000)
  Marathi (31,000)
  Marwari (16,000)
  Konkani (4,700)
  Dhundari (4,000)
  Kacchi (2,000)
  Merwari (1,300)
  Mewari (1,300)
  Nimadi (800)
  Malvi (500)
  Saurashtra (500)
  Shekhawati (400)
  Khandesi (200)
  Kanauji (200)
  Bagri (100)
People Groups Speaking Gujarati

Primary Language:  Gujarati

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1809-1965)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1820-1985)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1823-2005)
Bible-NT Audio Online
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 Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Gujarati
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Fathers Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
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
54.67 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
45.33 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Isudas   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
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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