Traditionally the Bahna people were cotton ginners, though they claim to have Rajput origin.
Most of these people live in the western Indian states of Gujarat and Rajasthan. Some migrated north to Uttar Pradesh or Bihar. A smaller number live over the border in Nepal.
Industrialization has caused traditional cotton ginning to become a thing of the past. Most of today's Bahna people are either in manufacturing, or they own their own businesses.
Bahna people in Nepal are entirely Hindu. Their religious beliefs usually include looking to a number of spirit beings and forces that are in opposition to Jesus Christ.
These people are relatively prosperous by the standards of South Asian peoples. They need to understand that they are spiritually poor and in need of a Savior.
Pray that the Behana will want to know more about Jesus Christ, read the Bible and commit their lives to him.
Pray that gospel recordings will help lead them to salvation.
Pray that local believers will befriend their Behana neighbors, leading them to Jesus Christ.
Scripture Prayers for the Bahna (Hindu traditions) in Nepal.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|People Name General||Bahna (Hindu traditions)|
|People Name in Country||Bahna (Hindu traditions)|
|Alternate Names||Behana; Dhoni; Dhunia; Dhunkar; Mansari; Naddaf; Panjara; Panjira; Panjwara; Penja; Pinja; Pinjali; Pinjara; Pinjia; Punji; बहना (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)|
|Population this Country||18,000|
|Population all Countries||1,003,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Total States on file||11|
|Primary Language||Maithili (9,500 speakers)|
|Language Code||mai Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Maithili
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (2010)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name||Source|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching||Global Recordings Network|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible stories||One Story|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||God's Story video||God's Story|
|Film / Video||Indigitube.tv Video / Animation||Create International|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Maithili||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||LUMO film of Gospels||Bible Media Group/LUMO|
|Film / Video||My Last Day video, anime||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||World Christian Videos||World Christian Videos|
|General||Bible for Children||Bible for Children|
|General||Biblical answers to your questions||Got Questions Ministry|
|General||Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text, audio, video||Faith Comes by Hearing|
|General||Gospel resources links||Scripture Earth|
|General||YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio||YouVersion Bibles|
|General||Zume Resources||Zume Project|
|General||Zume Training||Zume Project|
|Mobile App||Android Bible app: Maithili||YouVersion Bibles|
|Mobile App||Download audio Bible app as APK file||Faith Comes by Hearing|
|Mobile App||iOS Bible app: Maithili||YouVersion Bibles|
|Text / Printed Matter||Children and youth resources||One Hope|
|Text / Printed Matter||Jesus Messiah comic book||General / Other|
|Text / Printed Matter||Literacy primer for Maithili||Literacy & Evangelism International|
|Text / Printed Matter||The Ancient Path||Live Global|
|Text / Printed Matter||Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies||World Missionary Press|