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Bhabra (Hindu traditions) in Pakistan

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

Bhabra (Hindu traditions) in Pakistan

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Introduction / History
The Bhabra are an ancient merchant class. Most Hindu and Jain Bhabra moved to India during the 1947 Partition, though a small number are in Pakistan where they originated. The majority of the Bhabra people of India practice Hinduism or Jainism. Much smaller groups are Sikhs and Muslims. All Bhabra were at one time Hindus. The two primary languages of the Hindu Bhabra are Hindi and Eastern Punjabi. Many Bhabra also speak English.

What are their lives like?
Today most Hindu Bhabra are involved in trade and business. Some also work as university professors, writers and in the entertainment industry. The Hindu Bhabra marry within their group but not within their particular clan. Families arrange marriages with the consent of the young people. Adult marriage to one person is the norm. Sons inherit property upon the death of their father. The Hindu Bhabra value education and encourage their children to attend universities. The Bhabra are not vegetarian but as Hindus will not eat beef. They hire Brahmins to officiate at important family ceremonies like weddings, births and funerals.

What are their beliefs?
Though some of the Bhabra are Sikhs, Muslims or Jains, most of the Bhabra people are Hindus. As a business community, these Hindus are especially prone to worship gods like Ganesh and Lakshmi that they believe will bring them prosperity and help them overcome obstacles. The Bhabra visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews.

What are their needs?
The Bhabra need to see that no religious system will bring them the peace and joy that they seek. Only Jesus Christ can get them right with the one, true God and forgive their sins.

Prayer Points
Pray for families of Bhabra believers loving and serving others to grow reproducing churches. Pray for a chain reaction of Bhabra families reaching families that results in thousands of new believers who share their faith with others. Pray for grace and truth expanding into the entire Bhabra society as all believers learn to love others. Pray that churches and believers will bless their entire people group in such a way that God's love will change the Bhabra people.


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Country: Pakistan
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:7 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:300
Largest Provinces:
Punjab (300)
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People Name in Country: Bhabra (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Bhabra (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
भबरा (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 111542
Joshua Project People ID: 16396
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 300
Population all Countries: 47,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Bhabra (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Punjabi, Western (300 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): pnb    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
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: 1885-1922
New Testament:
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
Audio RecordingsDAVAR Partners recording, New Testament
Audio RecordingsLove letter to you from scripture
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture / Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Punjabi, Western
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel resources links
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralZume Resources
GeneralZume Training
Text / Printed MatterBible: Punjabi, Western
Text / Printed MatterCartoon Gospel tract
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Punjabi, Western
Text / Printed MatterTools for faith conversations
Text / Printed MatterTopical Scripture booklets and Bible stu ...
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Bhabra (Hindu traditions) in Pakistan

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      Bhabra (Hindu traditions) Pakistan    
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