Brahmin Deshastha in India

Joshua Project has identified the Brahmin Deshastha only in India
Population
565,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Brahmin Deshastha of India live mainly in Maharashtra. Some of them live in Karnataka and in Andhra Pradesh. They speak Marathi. Their two main groups are the Rigvedis and the Yajurvedis.

The Brahmin Deshastha are said to be reliable, friendly, honest and polite in most cases.

They are Hindus who love their religion. Every family and every village has its own god. They believe rites must be performed to satisfy their gods to avoid problems. The Deshastha enjoy food very much and make eating an important part of their religious festivals.

The Brahmin Deshastha have contributed to Indian society regarding math, literature, religion and culture.


Prayer Points

* Pray that their religious devotion will find a new focus in Jesus Christ.
* 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: 2015-09-26
People Name General Brahmin Deshastha
People Name in Country Brahmin Deshastha
Population in India 565,000
World Population 565,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 12 to 15
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Atharian, Debra, Desattha Brahman, Desattha Brahmin, Deshastha Brahman, Deshastha Brahmin, Deshi, Madhva, Rigvedi, Smartha, Smartha Brahman, Smartha Brahmin, Yajurvedi, ब्रामिन, देशास्ता
People ID 19939
ROP3 Code 115712
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 15
Largest States
Maharashtra
(419,000)
Karnataka
(62,000)
Gujarat
(30,000)
Tamil Nadu
(16,000)
Madhya Pradesh
(15,000)
Delhi
(9,000)
Telangana
(8,700)
Goa
(2,600)
Chhattisgarh
(2,100)
Kerala
(400)
Andhra Pradesh
(400)
Rajasthan
(80)
Daman and Diu
(80)
West Bengal
(60)
Dadra and Nagar Have
(50)
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 15
  Maharashtra (419,000)
  Karnataka (62,000)
  Gujarat (30,000)
  Tamil Nadu (16,000)
  Madhya Pradesh (15,000)
  Delhi (9,000)
  Telangana (8,700)
  Goa (2,600)
  Chhattisgarh (2,100)
  Kerala (400)
  Andhra Pradesh (400)
  Rajasthan (80)
  Daman and Diu (80)
  West Bengal (60)
  Dadra and Nagar Have (50)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Marathi (377,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
Hindi
(63,000)
Kannada
(47,000)
Konkani
(31,000)
Gujarati
(27,000)
Tamil
(9,300)
Khandesi
(6,900)
Konkani, Goan
(3,300)
Chhattisgarhi
(300)
Kacchi
(200)
Nimadi
(50)
Marwari
(50)
People Groups Speaking Marathi
Primary Language Marathi (377,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
  Hindi (63,000)
  Kannada (47,000)
  Konkani (31,000)
  Gujarati (27,000)
  Tamil (9,300)
  Khandesi (6,900)
  Konkani, Goan (3,300)
  Chhattisgarhi (300)
  Kacchi (200)
  Nimadi (50)
  Marwari (50)
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
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 (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 Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter Fathers Love Letter
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
Unknown
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Map Source Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
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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