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Bharbhunja (Hindu traditions) in Nepal

Bharbhunja (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
900 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Bharbhunja (Hindu traditions) in Nepal

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Introduction / History
Traditionally the Bharbhunja people were grain parchers who lived through India and Nepal. Their name comes from the traditional Sanskrit word, bhrastra, meaning "frying pan," and bharyaka, meaning, "one who fries. "

Where are they located?
Most live in India's Uttar Pradesh state and Pakistan's Baloch Province, but a small number live in Nepal.

What are their lives like?
The Bharbhunja people of India, Pakistan and Nepal parch and sell grain. Some have businesses while others work for the government. The fortunate few who obtain a good education are bankers or military officers. Property is inherited by the sons and the oldest takes charge of the home when the father dies. Councils look after community matters.

What are their beliefs?
The Bharbhunja people are common Hindus who worship all major Hindu gods as well as some minor ones. They worship clan, family and village deities for protection from local spirits.

What are their needs?
Parching grain may not be a viable job in a couple of generations. Bharbhunja people in Nepal need the opportunity to send their children to good schools so they can be prepared for today's modern economy. This is especially true for those who live in India, which is much more modern than Nepal.

Prayer Points
Pray that leaders of Bharbhunja village councils will come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to salvation.
Pray for the Holy Spirit to move many of these Hindus to embrace the Lord and spread His fame to all their communities, both in India and in Nepal.


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Country: Nepal
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:900
Largest Provinces:
Bheri (400)Lumbini (300)
Bagmati (90)Seti (90)
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People Name in Country: Bharbhunja (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Bharbhunja (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
BarjubaBhad Bhunjari
Bhuj BhujarBhuja
ROP3 Code: 111563
Joshua Project People ID: 16412
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 900
Population all Countries: 1,436,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Bharbhunja (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
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Primary Language: Awadhi (600 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): awa    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bhojpuri (200)Hindi (50)
Total Languages: 3
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: 1820-1911
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 2000-2005
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