Banjara Rathod (Hindu traditions) in India

The Banjara Rathod (Hindu traditions) have only been reported in India
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Main Language
Largest Religion
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Evangelical
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* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Banjara are Hindus. They are a scheduled caste. Their literacy level is low so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too.

In Karnataka they speak Banjari, an Indo-Aryan language. There are vegetarians and non-vegetarians among them and they eat wheat, rice and also other cereals. They have cousin marriages. They are mainly landless. Trading and manufacturing alcohol are their main occupations. Traditional medicines are used mainly by them.

In Orissa, the Banjara speak Banjari and Oriya. They can speak Hindi too. They work in agriculture and sell salt and coconuts and other items at markets. They are not vegetarians. They use family planning. They have a voluntary organization to promote their culture.


Prayer Points

Pray that the caste council leaders of the Mallah will come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to salvation too.


Scripture Prayers for the Banjara Rathod (Hindu traditions) in India.


References

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


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Banjara Rathod (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Banjara Rathod (Hindu traditions)
Population this Country 494,000
Population all Countries 494,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 10
Alternate Names बंजारा रातोर (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 21098
ROP3 Code 117921
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 14
Largest States
Karnataka
149,000
Maharashtra
115,000
Telangana
100,000
Uttar Pradesh
45,000
Madhya Pradesh
33,000
Rajasthan
22,000
Andhra Pradesh
18,000
Chhattisgarh
4,500
Tamil Nadu
3,600
Delhi
2,200
Gujarat
900
Uttarakhand
900
Odisha
500
Haryana
90
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
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 14
  Karnataka 149,000
  Maharashtra 115,000
  Telangana 100,000
  Uttar Pradesh 45,000
  Madhya Pradesh 33,000
  Rajasthan 22,000
  Andhra Pradesh 18,000
  Chhattisgarh 4,500
  Tamil Nadu 3,600
  Delhi 2,200
  Gujarat 900
  Uttarakhand 900
  Odisha 500
  Haryana 90
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Lambadi (201,000 speakers)
Language Code lmn   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 20
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Hindi
127,000
Telugu
42,000
Kannada
28,000
Marathi
13,000
Marwari
6,300
Awadhi
2,200
Bagri
1,500
Kanauji
1,300
Malvi
1,000
Dhundari
1,000
Shekhawati
900
Chhattisgarhi
600
Mewari
500
Ahirani
500
Gujarati
400
Primary Language Lambadi (201,000 speakers)
Language Code lmn   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 20
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Hindi 127,000
  Telugu 42,000
  Kannada 28,000
  Marathi 13,000
  Marwari 6,300
  Awadhi 2,200
  Bagri 1,500
  Kanauji 1,300
  Malvi 1,000
  Dhundari 1,000
  Shekhawati 900
  Chhattisgarhi 600
  Mewari 500
  Ahirani 500
  Gujarati 400
People Groups Speaking Lambadi

Primary Language:  Lambadi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1963-1977)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1999-2018)
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Lambadi
Film / Video Transformation
General Gospel resources links
Text / Printed Matter Children and youth resources
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.08 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
1.12 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
98.78 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.02 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more