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Bhil Mina in India

Bhil Mina

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
107,000 Bhili Hinduism 0.11 % Unknown No   

Bhil Mina in India

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Introduction / History
The Bhil Mina are a scheduled tribe of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. The word mina means fish. They have a low literacy level, so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too.

The Bhil Mina in Rajasthan speak Vagri and Bhil. Some of them can speak Hindi. They are not vegetarians.

Some of their clans look after marriages. They have birth rituals. The dead are buried or cremated.

The Bhil Mina work in agriculture as farmers or laborers. Hinduism is their religion. They have festivals. A council looks after them.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the council leaders come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
* Pray that gospel recordings will lead them to salvation.

References
Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:10 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:107,000
Largest States:
Rajasthan (105,000)Madhya Pradesh (1,900)
Chhattisgarh (30)
Total States on file:4
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Bhil Mina
People Name General: Bhil Mina
Alternate People Names:
Bhil MeenaPanka
भील मीना
ROP3 Code: 111653
Joshua Project People ID: 16484
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 107,000
Population all Countries: 107,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Bhil
People Name General: Bhil Mina
Ethnic Code: AUG06a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Bhili (49,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): bhb    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Wagdi (32,000)Mewari (20,000)
Hindi (4,500)Punjabi, Eastern (500)
Marwari (400)Dhundari (90)
Marathi (90)Gujarati (80)
Haroti: Harauti (60)Khandesi (50)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 16
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.11 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.72 % 
Islam0.12 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.01 % 
Unknown0.03 % 
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 4   Greater than or equal to 2% Evangelical
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1916-1996
New Testament:
1930
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Bhili
 
 
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Bhil Mina in India

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