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Banjara Rathod (Hindu traditions) in India

Banjara Rathod (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
498,000 Lambadi Hinduism 1.12 % Unknown No   

Banjara Rathod (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.

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:11 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:498,000
Largest States:
Karnataka (149,000)Maharashtra (115,000)
Telangana (100,000)Uttar Pradesh (45,000)
Madhya Pradesh (33,000)Rajasthan (22,000)
Andhra Pradesh (18,000)Chhattisgarh (4,500)
Tamil Nadu (3,600)Delhi (2,200)
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People Name in Country: Banjara Rathod (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Banjara Rathod (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
बंजारा रातोर (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 117921
Joshua Project People ID: 21098
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 498,000
Population all Countries: 498,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - Banjara
People Name General: Banjara Rathod (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Lambadi (201,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): lmn    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (127,000)Telugu (42,000)
Kannada (28,000)Marathi (13,000)
Marwari (6,300)Awadhi (2,200)
Bagri (1,500)Kanauji (1,300)
Malvi (1,000)Dhundari (1,000)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 19
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.08 % 
Christianity1.12 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism98.78 % 
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:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Film / VideoGod's Story video
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Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
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Banjara Rathod (Hindu traditions) in India

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