Bhil Vasave in India

The Bhil Vasave have only been reported in India
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Introduction / History

The Vasave are from the Bhil people group and a scheduled tribe of Maharashtra. They speak Bhil and Marathi and are endogamous. They eat maize, wheat and other cereals too.

Their work is in agriculture, laboring, managing and looking after animals. There are doctors and engineers among them. Hinduism is their religion though some of them have become Christians.

In Gujarat, the Vasave are the largest of the Bhil community. They have a traditional council to look after them. Many work as construction laborers. They are favorable to education.


Prayer Points

* Pray that Indian Christians will lead the Vasave to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that the council leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him too.


References

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


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Bhil Vasave
People Name in Country Bhil Vasave
Population in India 1,174,000
World Population 1,174,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 23
Alternate Names Vasava, Wasawe
People ID 21022
ROP3 Code 117874
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 2
Largest States
Maharashtra
617,000
Gujarat
556,000
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 2
  Maharashtra 617,000
  Gujarat 556,000
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Vasavi (712,000 speakers)
Language Code vas   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 15
Secondary Languages
Gujarati
184,000
Marathi
147,000
Bhili
37,000
Khandesi
30,000
Bareli, Pauri
23,000
Dungra Bhil
13,000
Sindhi Bhil
12,000
Bareli, Rathwi
5,400
Bareli, Palya
3,000
Mawchi
2,800
Hindi
1,900
Ahirani
1,200
Urdu
1,000
Dhanki
300
Primary Language Vasavi (712,000 speakers)
Language Code vas   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 15
Secondary Languages
  Gujarati 184,000
  Marathi 147,000
  Bhili 37,000
  Khandesi 30,000
  Bareli, Pauri 23,000
  Dungra Bhil 13,000
  Sindhi Bhil 12,000
  Bareli, Rathwi 5,400
  Bareli, Palya 3,000
  Mawchi 2,800
  Hindi 1,900
  Ahirani 1,200
  Urdu 1,000
  Dhanki 300
People Groups Speaking Vasavi

Primary Language:  Vasavi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1998)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2006)
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Vasavi
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.02 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.77 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
96.55 %
Islam
1.18 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.02 %
Unknown
1.46 %
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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