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Bhantu in India

Bhantu

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Bhantu in India

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Introduction / History
The Bhantu are also known as Sahaisi or Sahasi, which means "brave."

Where are they located?
They are found mostly in Uttar Pradesh. Between 1926 and 1928, the British took about three hundred of them from Uttar Pradesh to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

What are their lives like?
The Bhantu were previously thieves. They are a community that the British listed, in their Criminal Tribes Act of 1871, as criminal. The stigma stuck a century-and-a-half later – despite the Act's demise in 1952, despite being referred to officially now as a "denotified tribe." Today they work in government and other agencies. A number of them are farmers.

They speak Bhantu at home, but are also conversant with Hindi.

Brides are gained through negotiation or by courtship with a bride-price being very common.

Most of the Bhantu have no land of their own.

What are their beliefs?
Most of the Bhantu are Hindu. They observe all Hindu festivals and employ Brahmin priests to perform their religious rites. They rarely perform ancestor worship. Shankar Bhagwan is their family deity and Sherawali Mata and Hanuman are village deities.

Some have embraced Christianity.

What are their needs?
Their level of literacy is high but they struggle to find work. There is a lack of higher and technical education.

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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:13,000
Largest States:
Uttar Pradesh (12,000)Uttarakhand (400)
Andaman and Nicobar Islands (300)Maharashtra (200)
Madhya Pradesh (50)
Total States on file:5
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Bhantu
People Name General: Bhantu
Alternate People Names:
BhatuSahaisi
Sahasiभंतु
ROP3 Code: 111578
Joshua Project People ID: 16427
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 13,000
Population all Countries: 13,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Hindi
People Name General: Bhantu
Ethnic Code: CNN25g
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Hindi (11,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Awadhi (500)Kanauji (500)
Garhwali (200)Kumaoni (200)
Total Languages: 5
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.18 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.78 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.04 % 
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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