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Bania Srimali in India

Bania Srimali

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
364,000 Gujarati Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Bania Srimali in India

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Introduction / History
The Srimali Vaishya Bania live in Madhya Pradesh in India. The word Srimali has its origins from a town in Rajasthan. They speak Nimari and Hindi and read and write in Devanagari. They are vegetarians and eat wheat and rice as cereals.

The Srimali Vaishya Bania can marry again after the death of a spouse. On the death of the father, property goes to the sons and the oldest son becomes in charge of the home. There are birth and marriage rituals and the dead are cremated. Children under twelve are buried.

They are Hindus by religion. Council elders settle disputes and look after them. They work in trade and in business but in rural regions many of them work in agriculture. Education, family planning and modern medicines are practiced.

Prayer Points
* Pray that council elders will come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him, too.
* Pray that gospel materials will bring them to salvation.
* Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.

References
Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999

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Global Prayer Digest: 2011-08-03
Global Prayer Digest: 2018-09-20
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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:364,000
Largest States:
Gujarat (239,000)Maharashtra (66,000)
Rajasthan (28,000)Madhya Pradesh (16,000)
Delhi (3,600)Uttar Pradesh (3,500)
Tamil Nadu (900)Uttarakhand (500)
Daman and Diu (400)Odisha (400)
Total States on file:16
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Bania Srimali
People Name General: Bania Srimali
Alternate People Names:
SethSrimali Vaisya
बनिया, सृिमाली
ROP3 Code: 115176
Joshua Project People ID: 19723
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 364,000
Population all Countries: 364,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Bania
People Name General: Bania Srimali
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Gujarati (228,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): guj    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (69,000)Marathi (31,000)
Marwari (15,000)Konkani (4,700)
Dhundari (2,500)Kacchi (2,000)
Mewari (1,400)Merwari (1,300)
Nimadi (800)Malvi (500)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 18
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism57.97 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small42.03 % 
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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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 Srimali in India

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