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Banjara Rathor (Hindu traditions) in India



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
423,000 Lambadi Hinduism 1.17 % Unknown No   

Banjara Rathor (Hindu traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
The Banjara are Hindus. They are a scheduled caste. Their literacy level is low so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too.

In Karnataka they speak Banjari, an Indo-Aryan language. There are vegetarians and non-vegetarians among them and they eat wheat, rice and also other cereals. They have cousin marriages. They are mainly landless. Trading and manufacturing alcohol are their main occupations. Traditional medicines are used mainly by them.

In Orissa, the Banjara speak Banjari and Oriya. They can speak Hindi too. They work in agriculture and sell salt and coconuts and other items at markets. They are not vegetarians. They use family planning. They have a voluntary organization to promote their culture.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the caste council leaders of the Mallah will come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
* Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to salvation 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:423,000
Largest States:
Karnataka (133,000)Maharashtra (93,000)
Telangana (86,000)Uttar Pradesh (39,000)
Madhya Pradesh (28,000)Rajasthan (19,000)
Andhra Pradesh (16,000)Tamil Nadu (4,000)
Chhattisgarh (2,800)Delhi (1,200)
   
 
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People Name in Country: Banjara Rathor (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Banjara Rathor (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
बंजारा रातोर (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 117921
Joshua Project People ID: 21098
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 423,000
Population all Countries: 423,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - Banjara
People Name General: Banjara Rathor (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25f
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Language
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Primary Language: Lambadi
Language Code (ISO): lmn    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Ahirani (Unknown)Awadhi (Unknown)
Bagri (Unknown)Chhattisgarhi (Unknown)
Dhundari (Unknown)Garhwali (Unknown)
Gujarati (Unknown)Hindi (Unknown)
Kanauji (Unknown)Kannada (Unknown)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 20
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.01 % 
Christianity1.17 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism98.80 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.02 % 
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: 1963-1977
New Testament:
1999
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 / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Lambadi
Film / VideoTransformation
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
 
 
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