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Bania Gandha Banik in India

Bania Gandha Banik

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
345,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Bania Gandha Banik in India

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Introduction / History
The Banik live in Tripura in India. They speak, read and write in Bengali. They are not vegetarians and eat rice as a cereal. They have four groups with the Gandha Banik being the main one.

The Banik arrange adult marriages through discussion and mutual agreement. They believe in monogamy. A widower can marry again. They have birth and marriage rituals and the dead are cremated. Upon the death of the father, the children inherit equal shares.

The Banik work in agriculture, business and trade mainly. Some of them are landowners while others are landless. They are Hindus by religion. Their family deity is Lakshmi and they have other deities too.

Prayer Points
Pray that God will give the Banik dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
Pray that the internet and gospel materials will lead them to salvation.
Pray that Indian Christians will help bring them to Jesus Christ.

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:11 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:345,000
Largest States:
West Bengal (288,000)Assam (25,000)
Jharkhand (12,000)Odisha (10,000)
Bihar (4,300)Tripura (1,600)
Andaman and Nicobar Islands (800)Meghalaya (50)
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People Name in Country: Bania Gandha Banik
People Name General: Bania Gandha Banik
Alternate People Names:
Aut AsramBania
Chhatri AsramDesa Asram
Gandha BanikGandhabania
Putali BenePutuli Bene
Sankha Asramबनिया, गंधा बनिक
ROP3 Code: 115150
Joshua Project People ID: 19698
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 345,000
Population all Countries: 349,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Forward Caste - Bania
People Name General: Bania Gandha Banik
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Bengali (233,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ben    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (38,000)Assamese (12,000)
Odia (7,500)Maithili (500)
Total Languages: 5
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
GSEC Status:Level 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1800-1980
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1809-2022
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Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Bengali
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Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Bengali
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Bania Gandha Banik in India

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