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Bhansala in India



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
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Bhansala in India

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Introduction / History
The Kutchhi Bhanusali live in Gujarat and speak Kachchi and read and write in Gujarati. They are vegetarians who eat wheat, while the Sindhi Bhanusali are not vegetarians.

The Kutchhi Bhanusali are endogamous, meaning that they prefer to marry within their community or clan. Marriage is done through the parents. There are marriage rituals. On the death of the father, sons and daughters inherit the property. The dead are cremated except for young children. Hinduism is their religion.

Agriculture along with business and laboring are their main occupations. They are not too well educated, so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too. They use modern medicines and family planning.

Prayer Points
* Pray that gospel recordings will lead the Bhanusali to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to salvation.

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

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:11 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:267,000
Largest States:
Maharashtra (166,000)Gujarat (59,000)
Goa (21,000)Rajasthan (12,000)
Karnataka (6,800)Telangana (1,000)
Delhi (300)Tamil Nadu (200)
Chhattisgarh (100)Andhra Pradesh (80)
Total States on file:12
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Bhansala
People Name General: Bhansala
Alternate People Names:
Bhanusaliभंसला
ROP3 Code: 111701
Joshua Project People ID: 16525
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 267,000
Population all Countries: 269,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Marathi-Konkani
People Name General: Bhansala
Ethnic Code: CNN25j
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Marathi (103,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mar    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Gujarati (72,000)Konkani, Goan (45,000)
Hindi (20,000)Konkani (7,800)
Sindhi (7,200)Kannada (5,500)
Marwari (3,000)Merwari (1,900)
Dhundari (1,500)Kacchi (600)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 17
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism100.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1807-1957
New Testament:
1811-1982Audio
Complete Bible: 1821-2002
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture / Bible
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Marathi
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Marathi
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterFathers Love Letter
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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