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Bania Lad in India

Bania Lad

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
131,000 Gujarati Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Bania Lad in India

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Introduction / History
"I am ruined!" said Rahul, a money-lending businessman of the Lad community of Gujarat, as he buried his head in his palm. Neetu, his young bride, stood in the background, as his father bellowed, "How can you lend such large sums of money to a scoundrel like Kataria?" "What are we going to do?" whimpered Rahul's mother as she covered her head with her saree palu that kept slipping to her shoulder. Neetu's heart ached for Rahul, who looked more desperate than she had ever seen him. She knew that she couldn't say a thing, primarily because her father-in-law yelled and stopped only to take in quick gasps of breath, and also because it was considered unbecoming for a young daughter-in-law to interject when an older member of the family was speaking.
Later that evening when Rahul and Neetu had a quiet moment alone, she told him that she remembered something that she had learned in the Christian boarding school where she once studied. "Whenever we told the nuns how disconcerted we were because of an upcoming exam, she would say, "Ask and you will receive," and then she would pray for us. Maybe we should do just that."

Prayer Points
Pray that all hardships faced by the Lad people will prepare their hearts to seek and find the Lord. Pray that the Lord will prepare missionaries to work among the Lad Banias.

References
Some information from "The Scheduled Castes" K. S. Singh, ed. Oxford University Press, USA (1994)

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Global Prayer Digest: 2011-08-15
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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:131,000
Largest States:
Gujarat (52,000)Maharashtra (52,000)
Rajasthan (12,000)Madhya Pradesh (10,000)
Telangana (3,700)Delhi (1,800)
Chhattisgarh (100)
Total States on file:7
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Bania Lad
People Name General: Bania Lad
Alternate People Names:
AmbaliKhasie Lad
Koli LadLad
Lad BaniaLad Vania
LadarLadia
LadikLadik. Ladar
LadsiLadsi Bunkar
LajjhadTheley Lad
Yellegarबनिया, लड़
ROP3 Code: 115160
Joshua Project People ID: 19708
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 131,000
Population all Countries: 131,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Bania
People Name General: Bania Lad
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Gujarati (64,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): guj    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (34,000)Marathi (12,000)
Konkani (5,000)Marwari (4,800)
Khandesi (4,500)Telugu (2,500)
Dhundari (2,400)Ahirani (1,300)
Mewari (600)Nimadi (300)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 12
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism96.05 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small3.95 % 
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: 1809-1965
New Testament:
1820-1985Audio
Complete Bible: 1823-2005
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture / Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoCreation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Gujarati
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: ગુજરાતી - Gujarati
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterFather's Love Letter
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Bania Lad in India

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