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Brahmin Deshastha in India

Brahmin Deshastha

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
563,000 Marathi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Brahmin Deshastha in India

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Introduction / History
The Brahmin Deshastha of India live mainly in Maharashtra. Some of them live in Karnataka and in Andhra Pradesh. They speak Marathi. Their two main groups are the Rigvedis and the Yajurvedis.

The Brahmin Deshastha are said to be reliable, friendly, honest and polite in most cases.

They are Hindus who love their religion. Every family and every village has its own god. They believe rites must be performed to satisfy their gods to avoid problems. The Deshastha enjoy food very much and make eating an important part of their religious festivals.

The Brahmin Deshastha have contributed to Indian society regarding math, literature, religion and culture.

Prayer Points
* Pray that their religious devotion will find a new focus in Jesus Christ.
* Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.

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

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Global Prayer Digest: 2015-09-26
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-04-02
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-11-17
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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:563,000
Largest States:
Maharashtra (413,000)Karnataka (65,000)
Gujarat (29,000)Tamil Nadu (16,000)
Madhya Pradesh (16,000)Delhi (9,000)
Telangana (8,900)Chhattisgarh (2,800)
Goa (2,600)Kerala (400)
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People Name in Country: Brahmin Deshastha
People Name General: Brahmin Deshastha
Alternate People Names:
Desattha BrahmanDesattha Brahmin
Deshastha BrahmanDeshastha Brahmin
Smartha BrahmanSmartha Brahmin
Yajurvediब्रामिन, देशास्ता
ROP3 Code: 115712
Joshua Project People ID: 19939
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 563,000
Population all Countries: 563,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Forward Caste - Brahmin
People Name General: Brahmin Deshastha
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Marathi (377,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mar    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (60,000)Kannada (49,000)
Konkani (28,000)Gujarati (27,000)
Tamil (9,300)Khandesi (7,400)
Konkani, Goan (3,400)Chhattisgarhi (400)
Kacchi (200)Nimadi (50)
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 % 
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
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1807-1957
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1821-2015
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 (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture / Bible
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Marathi
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Marathi
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file fro ...
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app from Google Pla ...
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: मराठी - Marathi
Text / Printed MatterFather's Love Letter
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path (Marathi)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Brahmin Deshastha in India

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