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Halba in India

Halba

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
726,000 Marathi Hinduism 0.30 % Unknown   

Halba in India

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Introduction / History
The Halba live in Maharashtra and in other Indian states like Madhya Pradesh and Orissa. They are a Scheduled Tribe. Hal means 'plough'. Cultivation and other agricultural work are their main occupations.

The Halba have good relations with others. The language they speak is a mixture of languages like Marathi and Oriya.

With Halba marriages, a woman cannot divorce her husband. Widowers can only marry widows. Marriages with cousins are well liked.

The Halba like wine and mutton. They are Hindus and worship many gods. They enjoy celebrating festivals.

Prayer Points
* Pray that God will give the Halba dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel materials will lead them to Salvation too.

References
http://www.indianetzone.com/10/halba_tribe.htm

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:10 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:726,000
Largest States:
Chhattisgarh (430,000)Maharashtra (260,000)
Odisha (20,000)Madhya Pradesh (14,000)
Gujarat (1,400)Telangana (400)
Andhra Pradesh (70)Delhi (60)
Total States on file:9
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Halba
People Name General: Halba
Alternate People Names:
Halba KosthiHalbi
HalvaHalvi
HolvaNagbansi
Telgaहलबा
ROP3 Code: 112191
Joshua Project People ID: 16901
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 726,000
Population all Countries: 726,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Marathi-Konkani
People Name General: Halba
Ethnic Code: CNN25j
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Marathi (270,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mar    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Halbi (227,000)Chhattisgarhi (161,000)
Hindi (104,000)Odia (8,600)
Bhatri (4,100)Gondi, Northern (1,900)
English (1,200)Kannada (1,000)
Pengo (800)Telugu (800)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 53
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.09 % 
Christianity0.30 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism95.58 % 
Islam0.17 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.04 % 
Unknown3.82 % 
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
GSEC Status:Level 3   Less than 2% Evangelical. Widespread church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1807-1957
New Testament:
1811-1982Audio
Complete Bible: 1821-2002
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 RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture / Bible
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Marathi
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Marathi
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: मराठी - Marathi
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterFather's Love Letter
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Halba in India

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