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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
128,000 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.

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

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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:128,000
Largest States:
Rajasthan (124,000)Madhya Pradesh (2,200)
Chhattisgarh (40)
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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: 128,000
Population all Countries: 128,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - other
People Name General: Bhil Mina
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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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: 12
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 6   Greater than or equal to 10% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1916-1996
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 RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Bhili
Film / VideoThe Way Home
GeneralBible for Children
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Bhil Mina in India

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