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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
285,000 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:10 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:285,000
Largest States:
West Bengal (244,000)Assam (16,000)
Jharkhand (10,000)Odisha (8,800)
Bihar (3,500)Tripura (1,400)
Andaman and Nicobar Islands (700)Meghalaya (40)
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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: 285,000
Population all Countries: 292,000
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 (231,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ben    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (38,000)Assamese (8,700)
Odia (7,300)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: 1832-2016
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament - Bangla Version (F ...
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament - Mussolmani Versio ...
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament- Common Version (FC ...
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Bengali
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Love Story
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Bengali
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoRivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
Film / VideoThe Savior 3 - Woman at the Well
Film / VideoThe Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: Comic Book Version (SuperBible)
Text / Printed MatterBible: Mussulmani-Bangla, Kitabul Mukkad ...
Text / Printed MatterBible: Standard Bangla Common Language
Text / Printed MatterBible: কিতাবুল মোক ...
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path (Bengali)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Bania Gandha Banik in India

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      Bania Gandha Banik India    
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