Brahmin, Joshi in India


Population
370,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Joshi are an endogamous group in India.

In Uttar Pradesh, they speak in Hindi and read and write in Devanagari script. They are vegetarians. A dowry is paid in marriages. Sons inherit the property and the oldest son assumes charge of the home when the father dies. There are marriage rituals and the dead are cremated. They are priests and astrologers and are Hindus by religion. They take advantage of education, modern medicines and family planning.

In Madhya Pradesh, the Joshi are generally not vegetarians but there are some who are. They eat wheat and rice as their main cereals. Monogamy is the usual way in marriage but not always. Women as well as men can marry again. In addition to being astrologers, some work in agriculture and others in government or in office work.


Prayer Points

* Pray that God will give the Joshi dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel materials will bring them to salvation.


References

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


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Brahmin, Joshi
People Name in Country Brahmin, Joshi
Population in India 370,000
World Population 374,100
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Are Budubudikki, Bhaddri, Bhattri, Brahman Terai, Bubdudki, Budabudike, Budabukkalollu, Budbudikki, Buddabukkalollu, Budubudikala, Budubudike, Dakaut, Dasarivandlu, Ganta, Garg, Gudu Guduppandi, Gudugudupanthi, Gurra, Husaini Brahman, Joshi, Joshi Brahman, Jotishi, Kudbude, Kudukukappani, Kudukukuppani, Kudukukuppani.Dasarivandlu, Marathi Budbudikki, Mendgi, Peda Budbudike, Rajgurra, Sanchora, Sarode, Sarvade, ब्रह्मन, जोशी
People ID 19949
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: 20
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh (132,000) Bihar (56,000) Madhya Pradesh (49,000)
Maharashtra (46,000) West Bengal (24,000) Uttarakhand (10,000)
Odisha (9,500) Jharkhand (8,400) Andhra Pradesh (6,500)
Tamil Nadu (5,700) Karnataka (5,200) Gujarat (4,000)
Assam (3,800) Rajasthan (3,700) Delhi (1,900)
Chhattisgarh (1,400) Telangana (1,000) Chandigarh (300)
Tripura (200) Goa (100)
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: 20
Uttar Pradesh (132,000) Bihar (56,000)
Madhya Pradesh (49,000) Maharashtra (46,000)
West Bengal (24,000) Uttarakhand (10,000)
Odisha (9,500) Jharkhand (8,400)
Andhra Pradesh (6,500) Tamil Nadu (5,700)
Karnataka (5,200) Gujarat (4,000)
Assam (3,800) Rajasthan (3,700)
Delhi (1,900) Chhattisgarh (1,400)
Telangana (1,000) Chandigarh (300)
Tripura (200) Goa (100)
Primary Language: Hindi (216,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: hin   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 25
Secondary Languages:
(only 20 largest shown)
Marathi (26,000) Bengali (15,000) Bhojpuri (13,000)
Kanauji (13,000) Awadhi (9,300) Oriya (9,100)
Maithili (6,500) Tamil (5,600) Telugu (5,000)
Gujarati (3,600) Garhwali (3,100) Assamese (2,700)
Bundeli (2,000) Dhundari (1,500) Chhattisgarhi (1,100)
Marwari (500) Konkani, Goan (300) Ahirani (300)
Kumaoni (200) Braj Bhasha (200)
Primary Language: Hindi (216,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 25
Secondary Languages: (only 20 largest shown)
Marathi (26,000) Bengali (15,000)
Bhojpuri (13,000) Kanauji (13,000)
Awadhi (9,300) Oriya (9,100)
Maithili (6,500) Tamil (5,600)
Telugu (5,000) Gujarati (3,600)
Garhwali (3,100) Assamese (2,700)
Bundeli (2,000) Dhundari (1,500)
Chhattisgarhi (1,100) Marwari (500)
Konkani, Goan (300) Ahirani (300)
Kumaoni (200) Braj Bhasha (200)
Primary Language: Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
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World Bible Finder
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: 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 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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