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Brahmin Sanadhya in India

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
2,716,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Brahmin Sanadhya in India

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Introduction / History
The Sanadhya Brahmin of India speak Hindi and read and write in Devanagari. Adhya means wealth and the Brahman or Brahmin are regarded as the highest priestly caste in India. The Sanadhya Brahmin are vegetarians and also will not eat certain vegetables such as carrots and onions. Sons get equal amounts of the inheritance with the oldest son taking charge of the home. The women do housework and are involved in religious activities.

The Sanadhya Brahmin are priests by tradition and get money through cultivation of the land. They also work in government and private services and in business among other work. There are politicians among them. They believe in modern medicine and family planning.

The Sanadhya Brahmin live in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi and they are endogamous. This means they do not marry outside of their group.

In Madhya Pradesh, the Sanadhya Brahmin have caste councils that judge in disputes and they are Hindus who also worship village gods. They are making good sales in regard to agricultural products. Some are teachers and they are priests at birth and marriage ceremonies.

In Delhi, the Sanadhya Brahmin work for the government and many are businessmen as well and some are in other work. They are priests also.

Prayer Points
* Pray that God will give the Sanadhya Brahmin dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that with being a high caste pride will not get in their way of them coming to Christianity.

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:2,716,000
Largest States:
Uttar Pradesh (1,399,000)Madhya Pradesh (431,000)
Rajasthan (372,000)Maharashtra (170,000)
Karnataka (79,000)Gujarat (56,000)
Uttarakhand (49,000)Odisha (46,000)
Himachal Pradesh (35,000)Punjab (23,000)
Total States on file:18
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People Name in Country: Brahmin Sanadhya
People Name General: Brahmin Sanadhya
Alternate People Names:
Brahman TeraiBrahmin Terai
Das Ghor SanadhyaSadeteen Ghor Sanadhya
SanadvaSanadva Brahman
Sanadva Brahminब्रामिन, सनाध्या
ROP3 Code: 115756
Joshua Project People ID: 19975
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 2,716,000
Population all Countries: 2,717,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Brahmin
People Name General: Brahmin Sanadhya
Ethnic Code: CNN25g
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Hindi (1,999,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Marathi (150,000)Awadhi (81,000)
Dhundari (70,000)Kannada (56,000)
Kanauji (54,000)Gujarati (49,000)
Marwari (43,000)Odia (29,000)
Konkani (25,000)Bundeli (24,000)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 37
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
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1806-1962
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1818-2000
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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)
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GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
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GeneralGot Questions Ministry
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Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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