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Balahar (Hindu traditions) in India

Balahar (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
5,500 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Balahar (Hindu traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
The Balahar people are also known as the Vargis, Chobdars or Thakurs. They come from Rajastan where they once had a close economic and social links with the powerful Rajputs and other ruling communities. Since that time they have migrated east to the populous northern state of Uttar Pradesh.

In their own communities they speak Braj. Like almost all Hindus, the Balahar people avoid beef, though they are not vegetarians. Their marriages are arranged by negotiations. Divorce can be intiated by either party on the grounds of adultery or incompatibility, and the aggrieved party is compensated with money. All the sons of a couple get an equal inheritance. The Balahar people are farmers or herd livestock for a living. Some are self-employed or work for the government. Child labor is very common among them.

Pray that these Hindus will be given the chance to taste and see that the Lord is good.

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:10 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:5,500
Largest States:
Uttar Pradesh (5,100)Uttarakhand (400)
Total States on file:2
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Balahar (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Balahar (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
BalharChobdar
ThakurVargi
बलहर (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 111437
Joshua Project People ID: 16308
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 5,500
Population all Countries: 5,500
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Dalit - Other
People Name General: Balahar (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25g
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Language
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Primary Language: Hindi (4,900 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Garhwali (200)Braj Bhasha (200)
Awadhi (80)Kumaoni (50)
Total Languages: 5
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.19 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.72 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.09 % 
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:
1811-1998Audio
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 (EngSub)
Film / VideoCoconuts
Film / VideoCreation to Christ
Film / VideoFather's Love Letter
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
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 / VideoThe Hope Video
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 MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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