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Bania Porwal in Sri Lanka

Bania Porwal

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,800 Marwari Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % No   

Bania Porwal in Sri Lanka

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Introduction / History
"Rishabh! Don't ever forget our past!" The old man called to his grandson as he lounged on the couch. "Let me tell you about the time our ancestors built the Adinath Temple. It was the year 961 AD by the time they even finished…" he began. He went on to describe the details of how they built the impressive Jain temple, despite many obstacles. The boy settled himself in to hear the story yet again.

What are their lives like?
The Porwal (also called Porvad or Porwad) are a community of Banias who, long ago, were great in number and in riches. They built many of the most famous Jain temples. Now other Jain communities are larger and wealthier than the Porwals. They are still a wealthy people, but their numbers have fallen when compared to the other Jain groups around them. Today they number less than four million out of India's more than 1,215,000,000 people.

What are their beliefs?
Far smaller is the number of Christ followers among them. Their Jain beliefs offer them some good moral guidelines regarding the sanctity of life. But without a church or a Bible or any appropriate evangelistic tools, the Porwals remain without knowledge of a Savior who offers not only solid moral teachings about the importance of life, but also the chance to have a personal relationship with the God who created them.

Prayer Points
Pray that the Porwal people will soon get to hear the good news that Jesus Christ died for their sins.

References
Some information from "The Scheduled Castes" K. S. Singh, ed. Oxford University Press, USA (1994)

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Country: Sri Lanka
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:46 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Total Provinces on file:1
   
 
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People Name in Country: Bania Porwal
People Name General: Bania Porwal
Alternate People Names:
Bania SethJangada
Jangada PorwalMarwadi
ParwarPonwar
PorwadPorwal
Porwal JainPorwar
Purwarबनिया, पोरवाल
ROP3 Code: 115172
Joshua Project People ID: 19719
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,800
Population all Countries: 330,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Forward Caste - Bania
People Name General: Bania Porwal
Ethnic Code: CNN25
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Language
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Primary Language: Marwari (1,800 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): rwr    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism100.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
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
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1815-1867
New Testament:
1820-1821
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 / VideoA Beautiful Hope
Film / VideoA Beautiful Hope
Film / VideoCoconuts
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Marwari
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Bania Porwal in Sri Lanka

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