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Brahmin Bhumihar in India

Brahmin Bhumihar

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
2,742,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Brahmin Bhumihar in India

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Introduction / History
The Bhumihar of India are also called Babhan. They are a Brahmin people and work in agriculture. They are Hindus by religion.

In Bihar, the Bhumihar speak Magahi, Maithili and Hindi. They read and write in Devanagari. They are not vegetarians and they like wheat and rice for cereals. They prefer adult marriages by discussion. They are monogamous. Widowers can marry again but not widows. Property is divided among the sons with the oldest son becoming in charge by inheritance. Women take an important part in social and religious events. There are baby naming and marriage ceremonies and the dead are cremated. They are mainly landowners. Some are in business and others in government work. Their children are educated.

In Uttar Pradesh the Bhumihar are similar to those in Bihar but they are vegetarians. Widowers, widows and divorcees can all marry again. They enjoy folk songs and folk stories.

Prayer Points
* Pray that God will give the Bhumihar dreams and visions leading them to Salvation.
* Pray that gospel materials will bring them to Jesus Christ.
* The Brahmin are a higher caste. Pray that pride will not get in the way of them coming to Jesus Christ.

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

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Global Prayer Digest: 2012-10-13
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-08-07
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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:2,742,000
Largest States:
Bihar (2,048,000)Uttar Pradesh (467,000)
Jharkhand (199,000)West Bengal (24,000)
Odisha (3,500)Maharashtra (400)
Andaman and Nicobar Islands (30)
Total States on file:7
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People Name in Country: Brahmin Bhumihar
People Name General: Brahmin Bhumihar
Alternate People Names:
BabhanBhumihar Brahman
Bhumihar BrahminBhumihar Grihase
Bhumihar GrihastBhumihar Grihast Brahman
Bhumihar Grihast BrahminBrahman Dogamia
Brahmin DogamiaZamidar Brahman
Zamidar BrahminZaminadar Brahman
Zaminadar BrahminZamindar Brahman
Zamindar Brahminब्रामिन, भूमिहार
ROP3 Code: 115705
Joshua Project People ID: 19924
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 2,742,000
Population all Countries: 2,759,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Brahmin
People Name General: Brahmin Bhumihar
Ethnic Code: CNN25b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Hindi (1,496,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bhojpuri (871,000)Maithili (147,000)
Magahi (145,000)Bengali (12,000)
Angika (11,000)Bagheli (2,900)
Chhattisgarhi (200)
Total Languages: 8
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: 1806-1962
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1818-2000
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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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 RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoA Beautiful Hope (
Film / VideoA Pilgrimage (
Film / VideoAasha - Hope (
Film / VideoCoconuts (
Film / VideoCreation to Christ (
Film / VideoFathers Love Letter
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoHaqeeqat Episode 6 (
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoRivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoTen Virgins (
Film / VideoThe Final Prodigal (
Film / VideoThe Hope Video: View in Hindi
Film / VideoThe Price of Life (
Film / VideoYeshu Satsang (
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
GeneralYeshu Samaj
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterHindi Bible
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Brahmin Bhumihar in India

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