Saraswat Brahmin in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

Saraswat Brahmins are Brahmins who lived on the banks of the former Saraswati River that once flowed in northern India. Saraswats are considered among the oldest and most widespread community in India, still preserving their own culture. Around 1900 BC, the river Saraswati started vanishing under ground and the people on its banks started migrating to other parts of India thus forming sub-communities.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Brahmin Saraswat in India.


References

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saraswat_Brahmin


Profile Source:   Wikipedia / Joshua Project  Creative Commons

Additional Info
Brahmin of India profile for Children and Family Missions Activities
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-04-07
People Name General Brahmin Saraswat
People Name in Country Brahmin Saraswat
Natural Name Saraswat Brahmin
Pronunciation sah-rah-WAHT BRAH-min
Population this Country 604,000
Population all Countries 612,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 12
Alternate Names Brahman Terai; Brahmin Terai; Gawda Saraswat; Rajapura Saraswat; Saras; ब्रह्मन, सरस्वत
People ID 19977
ROP3 Code 115758
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 21
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh
154,000
Bihar
89,000
Maharashtra
84,000
Uttarakhand
51,000
Rajasthan
48,000
Gujarat
45,000
Karnataka
30,000
West Bengal
26,000
Jharkhand
18,000
Tamil Nadu
15,000
Madhya Pradesh
12,000
Assam
7,200
Andhra Pradesh
6,300
Punjab
5,400
Telangana
3,500
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 21  (only 20 largest shown)
  Uttar Pradesh 154,000
  Bihar 89,000
  Maharashtra 84,000
  Uttarakhand 51,000
  Rajasthan 48,000
  Gujarat 45,000
  Karnataka 30,000
  West Bengal 26,000
  Jharkhand 18,000
  Tamil Nadu 15,000
  Madhya Pradesh 12,000
  Assam 7,200
  Andhra Pradesh 6,300
  Punjab 5,400
  Telangana 3,500
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (320,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 30
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Marathi
50,000
Konkani
44,000
Gujarati
40,000
Garhwali
27,000
Kannada
18,000
Marwari
16,000
Maithili
14,000
Tamil
13,000
Bhojpuri
13,000
Bengali
9,200
Bagri
8,300
Awadhi
7,900
Braj Bhasha
3,300
Dhundari
2,800
Konkani, Goan
2,000
Primary Language Hindi (320,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 30
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Marathi 50,000
  Konkani 44,000
  Gujarati 40,000
  Garhwali 27,000
  Kannada 18,000
  Marwari 16,000
  Maithili 14,000
  Tamil 13,000
  Bhojpuri 13,000
  Bengali 9,200
  Bagri 8,300
  Awadhi 7,900
  Braj Bhasha 3,300
  Dhundari 2,800
  Konkani, Goan 2,000
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  (1835-2012)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Hindi
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / Video Coconuts
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
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 The Hope Video
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 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Pandit Gagan Saraswat - Wikimedia  Creative Commons 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Wikipedia / Joshua Project  Creative Commons
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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