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Bhil Tadvi in India

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
465,000 Dangi Hinduism 0.06 % Unknown No   

Bhil Tadvi in India

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Introduction / History
The Bhil Tadvi are a scheduled tribe. In Maharashtra they speak Bhili. Bread, wheat and rice are eaten by them.

They have cousin marriages and divorce is allowed. They have a religion of both Hinduism and Islam. Agriculture is their main work. Boys are educated and girls to a lesser degree. Boys are circumcised.

The Bhil Tadvi live in Madhya Pradesh too. They have a traditional community council to look after them.

Prayer Points
* Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to salvation.
* Pray that Indian Christians will lead them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel materials will lead them to salvation too.

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:465,000
Largest States:
Madhya Pradesh (399,000)Maharashtra (66,000)
Gujarat (40)
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Bhil Tadvi
People Name General: Bhil Tadvi
Alternate People Names:
TadviTadvi Bhil
TadwiTadwi Bhil
भील ताडवी
ROP3 Code: 117873
Joshua Project People ID: 21021
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 465,000
Population all Countries: 465,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - Bhil
People Name General: Bhil Tadvi
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Dangi (340,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): dhn    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bhili (60,000)Hindi (34,000)
Marathi (22,000)Khandesi (2,800)
Urdu (2,400)Bareli, Pauri (800)
Bareli, Rathwi (800)Nimadi (500)
Bareli, Palya (400)Dungra Bhil (300)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 20
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.06 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism91.15 % 
Islam8.02 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.01 % 
Unknown0.76 % 
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: Yes
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Dhanki
GeneralGospel website in this language
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
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Bhil Tadvi in India

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      Bhil Tadvi India    
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