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Bahna (Hindu traditions) in India

Bahna (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
824,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.01 % Unknown   

Bahna (Hindu traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
The Behana of India speak Urdu and Hindi. They read and write in Perso Arabic and Devanagari. They are not vegetarians and eat wheat as a cereal.

In Madhya Pradesh, they have birth and marriage rituals. The dead are buried. Agriculture is their main work. Some of them own land while others do not. The Behana of Pakistan are majority Sunni Muslims by religion. The Behana people in India are majority Hindus. There is a low level of literacy, so the gospel message will need to be given in oral form too. They use traditional and modern medicines but do not use family planning.

In Uttar Pradesh, the Behana have adult marriages through discussion. They are monogamous and marry among their own group. Marrying again is allowed. On the death of the father the sons get the inheritance in same amounts. They use family planning here.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the Behana will want to know more about Jesus Christ, read the Bible and give their lives to Him.
* Pray that gospel recordings will help lead them to salvation.
* Pray that local believers will befriend their Behana neighbors, 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: 2017-10-25
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-01-17
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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:824,000
Largest States:
Uttar Pradesh (786,000)Haryana (27,000)
Uttarakhand (9,800)Madhya Pradesh (300)
Himachal Pradesh (200)Maharashtra (200)
Delhi (200)Odisha (100)
Chhattisgarh (50)Gujarat (50)
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People Name in Country: Bahna (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Bahna (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
Punjiबहना (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 115836
Joshua Project People ID: 20279
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 824,000
Population all Countries: 839,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Bahna (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Hindi (612,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Awadhi (74,000)Bhojpuri (63,000)
Kanauji (49,000)Bundeli (7,600)
Kumaoni (3,400)Braj Bhasha (2,900)
Bagheli (2,000)Haryanvi (1,700)
Garhwali (800)Bagri (200)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 23
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.01 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.96 % 
Islam0.03 % 
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 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1806-1962
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1835-2012
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsDAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Hindi
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoA Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / VideoCoconuts
Film / VideoCreation to Christ
Film / VideoFather's Love Letter
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
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 Hope Video
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
GeneralYeshu Samaj
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: Comic Book Version (SuperBible)
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterHindi Bible
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 (Hindi)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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