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Bansphor (Muslim traditions) in India



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Bansphor (Muslim traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
The Musilm Bansphors or Basors are converts from Hinduism. The time and circumstances of their conversion is unclear. The large majority of Bansphors continue in the Hindu faith. The word Bansphor means "bamboo splitter" in Hindi.
The Bansphors reside in northern India. They are a Scheduled Caste, which means they are eligible for reserved places in government work and universities. They speak Urdu, Awahdi and Khari Boli.

Where are they located?
The Bansphors live in the north Indian states of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

What are their lives like?
The majority of the Muslim Bansphors continue in their traditional job of making bamboo furniture and household items. Some also work as landless agricultural laborers. Some young educated Bansphors have moved to cities and work in government and business careers. Most Bansphors still live in villages. The Bansphors fall witin the Sudra caste, The Sudra are the lowest of the four main castes of Hinduism. The Bansphors sell their bamboo items at town markets and shops.

The Muslim Bansphors marry within their group. They often marry cousins. Families arrange the marriages. They tend to practice adult marriage rather than child marriage. Monogamy or marriage to one spouse in the general rule while polygamy or a husband having more than one wife is accepted.

The Bansphor sons inherit property from their parents. They live in extended families near or with the husband's parents.

What are their beliefs?
The Muslim Bansphors are Sunnis Muslims, the largest group within Islam. Along with Islam, they engage in folk religious practices like appeasing evil spirits.

As Sunnis the Bansphor celebrate Muslim holidays such as Eid Al-Fitr, the end of the fast of Ramadan, and Eid Al-Adha, the Feast of Sacrifice, the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son.

What are their needs?
The Bansphors need to hear the good news of Jesus Christ in a way they can understand. They would benefit by having more vocational choices than making bamboo items and working as farm laborers. As a poorer group in Indian society, they need access to modern medicine and education.

Prayer Points
* Pray the Bansphors would make another religious conversion, this time to become followers of Jesus Christ.
* Pray that other Muslim background Indian Christians would reach out to the Bansphors.
* Pray the Lord would cause many Bansphor to believe in Christ and that He would plant a Bible believing church in the Muslim Bansphor community.

References
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muslim_Bansphor
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bansphor
www.peoplegroupsindia.com/profiles/basor/

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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:400
Largest States:
Uttar Pradesh (300)Uttarakhand (80)
Total States on file:2
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Bansphor (Muslim traditions)
People Name General: Bansphor (Muslim traditions)
Alternate People Names:
बंसफोर (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 112895
Joshua Project People ID: 17483
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 400
Population all Countries: 600
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Muslim - Other
People Name General: Bansphor (Muslim traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25r
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Language
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Primary Language: Urdu (400 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): urd    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Garhwali (Unknown)
Total Languages: 2
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam100.00 % 
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: 1747-1894
New Testament:
1758-2000Audio
Complete Bible: 1843-2016
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Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Audio RecordingsUrdu Online Audio Bible
Film / VideoGod's Love Story
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Urdu
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
Film / VideoThe Savior 6 - The Lord's Prayer
Film / VideoThe Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
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GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
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Text / Printed MatterBible: Comic Book Version (SuperBible)
Text / Printed MatterBible: Revised Urdu Bible
Text / Printed MatterBible: UGV Devanagari
Text / Printed MatterBible: اردو جیو ورژن
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Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
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Text / Printed MatterFather's Love Letter
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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