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Bansi in India

Bansi

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,300 Chambeali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % No   

Bansi in India

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Introduction / History
The Bansi people are also known as the Dhadhi people. They live in India's northern, mountainous Himachal Pradesh state. Their language is called Chambiali which is related to that of the Western Pahari people. Among themselves they speak their own language, but when they speak with outsiders they use Hindi, the trade language of many of India's northern states.

The Bansi people are trying to merge their identity with more powerful and numerous groups like the Halis, Chanals and Sanhais. In the process, they have allowed intermarriage with these groups. They have traditional, conservative views about life. For example, they are more likely to allow their boys than their girls to get an education. Like their ancestors from hundreds of years ago, they depend on rainwater for irrigation.

What are their lives like?
Although they can be found engaged in many areas of industry they consider themselves people of the soil, or farmers.

Prayer Points
Pray that the Hindu Bansi people will open their hearts and minds to Jesus Christ.

The oldest male in the family; grandfather, father or oldest brother is responsible for larger decisions that affect the entire family. Let's pray for the men of these families, that God would soften their hearts to the Gospel and they would respond by exercising their influence to lead their families to Christ.

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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:1,300
Largest States:
Himachal Pradesh (1,300)
Total States on file:1
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Bansi
People Name General: Bansi
Alternate People Names:
Baisiबंसी
ROP3 Code: 111456
Joshua Project People ID: 16322
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,300
Population all Countries: 1,300
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Nepali-Pahari
People Name General: Bansi
Ethnic Code: CNN25k
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Chambeali (900 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): cdh    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bhattiyali (100)Hindi (100)
Churahi (90)Pahari, Mahasu (20)
Bilaspuri (Unknown)Kangri (Unknown)
Mandeali (Unknown)
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: 1883-1979
New Testament:
2017
Complete Bible: None Reported
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 RecordingsOral Bible stories in Chambeali
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Chambeali
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
 
 
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Bansi in India

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