Brahmin Bhumihar in India


Population
2,742,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Bhumihar of India are also called Babhan. They are a Brahmin people and work in agriculture. They are Hindus by religion.

In Bihar, the Bhumihar speak Magahi, Maithili and Hindi. They read and write in Devanagari. They are not vegetarians and they like wheat and rice for cereals. They prefer adult marriages by discussion. They are monogamous. Widowers can marry again but not widows. Property is divided among the sons with the oldest son becoming in charge by inheritance. Women take an important part in social and religious events. There are baby naming and marriage ceremonies and the dead are cremated. They are mainly landowners. Some are in business and others in government work. Their children are educated.

In Uttar Pradesh the Bhumihar are similar to those in Bihar but they are vegetarians. Widowers, widows and divorcees can all marry again. They enjoy folk songs and folk stories.


Prayer Points

* Pray that God will give the Bhumihar dreams and visions leading them to Salvation.
* Pray that gospel materials will bring them to Jesus Christ.
* The Brahmin are a higher caste. Pray that pride will not get in the way of them coming to Jesus Christ.


References

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


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People Name General Brahmin Bhumihar
People Name in Country Brahmin Bhumihar
Population in India 2,742,000
World Population 2,758,600
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 54
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Babhan, Bhumihar Brahman, Bhumihar Brahmin, Bhumihar Grihase, Bhumihar Grihast, Bhumihar Grihast Brahman, Bhumihar Grihast Brahmin, Brahman Dogamia, Brahmin Dogamia, Zamidar Brahman, Zamidar Brahmin, Zaminadar Brahman, Zaminadar Brahmin, Zamindar Brahman, Zamindar Brahmin, ब्रामिन, भूमिहार
People ID 19924
ROP3 Code 115705
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Brahmin
People Group Brahmin Bhumihar
Ethnic Code CNN25b
Total Subgroups on file 13
Largest Subgroups
Kinwar
8,000
Bemuwar
6,400
Baghochhiya
6,000
Sakarwar
3,700
Donwar
1,800
Bawandiri
0
Bijalpuri
0
Deneshjead
0
Dighayat
0
Eksaria
0
Jat Jadia
0
Malitwar
0
Taliha
0
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Brahmin
People Group Brahmin Bhumihar
Ethnic Code CNN25b
Total Subgroups 13
  Kinwar 8,000
  Bemuwar 6,400
  Baghochhiya 6,000
  Sakarwar 3,700
  Donwar 1,800
  Bawandiri 0
  Bijalpuri 0
  Deneshjead 0
  Dighayat 0
  Eksaria 0
  Jat Jadia 0
  Malitwar 0
  Taliha 0
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 7
Largest States
Bihar
2,048,000
Uttar Pradesh
467,000
Jharkhand
199,000
West Bengal
24,000
Odisha
3,500
Maharashtra
400
Andaman and Nicobar
30
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 7
  Bihar 2,048,000
  Uttar Pradesh 467,000
  Jharkhand 199,000
  West Bengal 24,000
  Odisha 3,500
  Maharashtra 400
  Andaman and Nicobar 30
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (1,496,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
Bhojpuri
871,000
Maithili
147,000
Magahi
145,000
Bengali
12,000
Angika
11,000
Bagheli
2,900
Chhattisgarhi
200
Other People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (1,496,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  Bhojpuri 871,000
  Maithili 147,000
  Magahi 145,000
  Bengali 12,000
  Angika 11,000
  Bagheli 2,900
  Chhattisgarhi 200
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1818-2000)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text 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 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 Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
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 %
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Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
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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