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Bhandari in India

Bhandari

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
644,000 Odia Hinduism 0.01 % Unknown   

Bhandari in India

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Summary
According to the mythology of the Bhandai, they were in charge of the treasures of Lord Indra during Satyug (Era of Truth) and left for Sindh during the battle between the aryas or devas (gods) and rakshasas (demons). Widow remarriage is allowed. Bhandari women play a vital role in social, religious, spiritual, and economic pursuits. Amba Mata is their caste deity, Gotrej their kul deity, and Holi Mata and Lakshmi Mata are their village deities.

Ministry Obstacles
Hinduism is interwoven in all of Bhandari life. Any attempt to share a different religious view will probably be viewed with suspicion or hostility.

Outreach Ideas
Focused prayer and sustained effort will be needed to reach this community with the Gospel. They probably won't be reached without intentional effort.

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There are no known believers today, but pray for those the Lord will draw to himself. They will need prayer support.

Pray for the entire people group
Please pray this group will be taught by God's Spirit they need forgiveness for their sin. Pray He will then teach them about 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:644,000
Largest States:
Odisha (599,000)Jharkhand (13,000)
Chhattisgarh (7,800)West Bengal (4,200)
Gujarat (3,400)Assam (3,000)
Maharashtra (2,400)Andhra Pradesh (2,100)
Manipur (700)Karnataka (500)
Total States on file:19
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Bhandari
People Name General: Bhandari
Alternate People Names:
BandariBandiri
BarberBariko
BejjoBhanaari
BhanariBhavaguna
BhondariDeshbhandari
HetkariMangali
NaiNaik
NapitOriya Mangali
ROP3 Code: 111551
Joshua Project People ID: 16404
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 644,000
Population all Countries: 644,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Oriya
People Name General: Bhandari
Ethnic Code: CNN25l
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Odia (553,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ory    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (26,000)Bengali (23,000)
Telugu (9,500)Chhattisgarhi (5,400)
Gujarati (3,500)Kui (3,500)
Kurux (3,000)Marathi (1,700)
Santhali (1,200)Assamese (1,200)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 27
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.01 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.99 % 
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: 1811-1956
New Testament:
1809-2000Audio
Complete Bible: 1815-2004
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
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 / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Odia
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)
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: ODIA - Oriya
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
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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Bhandari in India

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