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Bhil Vasave in India



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,192,000 Vasavi Hinduism 0.77 % Unknown No   

Bhil Vasave in India

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Introduction / History
The Vasave are from the Bhil people group and a scheduled tribe of Maharashtra. They speak Bhil and Marathi and are endogamous. They eat maize, wheat and other cereals too.

Their work is in agriculture, laboring, managing and looking after animals. There are doctors and engineers among them. Hinduism is their religion though some of them have become Christians.

In Gujarat, the Vasave are the largest of the Bhil community. They have a traditional council to look after them. Many work as construction laborers. They are favorable to education.

Prayer Points
* Pray that Indian Christians will lead the Vasave to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that the council leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him too.

References
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:1,192,000
Largest States:
Maharashtra (621,000)Gujarat (559,000)
Total States on file:2
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Bhil Vasave
People Name General: Bhil Vasave
Alternate People Names:
VasavaWasawe
भील वासवे
ROP3 Code: 117874
Joshua Project People ID: 21022
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,192,000
Population all Countries: 1,192,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Bhil
People Name General: Bhil Vasave
Ethnic Code: AUG06
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Vasavi (715,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): vas    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Gujarati (154,000)Marathi (147,000)
Bhili (37,000)Khandesi (30,000)
Bareli, Pauri (23,000)Dungra Bhil (13,000)
Sindhi Bhil (12,000)Bareli, Rathwi (5,400)
Bareli, Palya (3,000)Mawchi (2,800)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 15
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.02 % 
Christianity0.77 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism96.55 % 
Islam1.18 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.02 % 
Unknown1.46 % 
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: 1998
New Testament:
2006
Complete Bible: None Reported
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 RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Vasavi
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
 
 
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Bhil Vasave in India

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