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Brahmin in Bhutan

Brahmin

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
6,500 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Brahmin in Bhutan

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Introduction / History
Brahmin is the highest of the four Hindu varnas or "types" of caste communities. The English word Brahmin is an anglicised form of the Sanskrit word brahmana. "Brahman" refers to the first of three major Hindu gods whereas "Brahmin" refers to an individual.

Brahmins typically have early morning devotional times which they call pujas which involve prayer, meditation and making offerings to their deities. Though they originated as the priestly varna, today only certain subsets of Brahmins are still involved in priestly duties for others such as teaching, preaching or performing public rituals.

The religious training of Brahmins prepares them well for advanced mathematics. In today's world, the top positions in such areas as computer programming, business, teaching, and politics are often filled by Brahmins. Though there are many wealthy Brahmins, those who perform Hindu rituals for a living are often poor. Among these are the ascetics, wandering holy men, who live from donations from others.

Where are they located?
The vast majority of Brahmins in the South Asian countries are in India, but a small number live in Bhutan.

What are their lives like?
Bhutan is primarily a Buddhist country. The high caste Hindu Brahmins get very little notice in that country.

What are their beliefs?
Since they have the highest status of any Hindu varna, Brahmins believe that they have everything to lose by "converting" to another religious system. A Brahmin believes he is on the verge of reaching nirvana if he earns good karma in this life by doing what he is supposed to do. He believes that it took thousands of years of being reincarnated to reach the high state he now enjoys. Switching to a "different God" would surely result in an inferior reincarnation after he dies.

What are their needs?
Brahmins in Bhutan need believing friends who will faithfully lead them to Jesus Christ. It may take years for Brahmins in Bhutan to accept that Christ has the spiritual answers that all of us need.

Prayer Points
* Brahmins are the key community who uphold Hinduism. Pray that the light of the gospel breaks through the veil that blinds this community.
* Pray that the true God will reveal Himself to this community and use Brahmins to preach and teach about Jesus Christ.
* Pray for a disciple making movement to flourish among every Brahmin group.

References
http://www.greathimalayatrails.com/ght-about-nepal/brahmin-chhetri-people/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brahmin

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Country: Bhutan
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:33 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:6,500
Largest Provinces:
Western (4,700)Eastern (1,300)
Southern (500)Central (50)
Total Provinces on file:4
   
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Brahmin
People Name General: Brahmin
Alternate People Names:
AruvaAsomiya Brahman
Asomiya BrahminAssmese Brahman
Assmese BrahminBahrani
BahunBajey
BamanBhagavathulu
Brahman-KhatriBrahmin-Khatri
Dravidulu BrahmanDravidulu Brahmin
GaurGorkha
ROP3 Code: 111696
Joshua Project People ID: 16521
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 6,500
Population all Countries: 63,225,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Brahmin
People Name General: Brahmin
Ethnic Code: CNN25g
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Assamese
Language Code (ISO): asm    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bengali (Unknown)Hindi (Unknown)
Nepali (Unknown)
Total Languages: 4
   
 
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: 1822-1974
New Testament:
1819-1993
Complete Bible: 1833-1995
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 RecordingsChristassam recordings
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 Assamese
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Path of Light (Indigitube.tv)
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: অসমীয়া - Assamese
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Brahmin in Bhutan

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