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Halba in India


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
872,000 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.

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Pray that gospel materials will lead them to Salvation too.


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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:872,000
Largest States:
Chhattisgarh (510,000)Maharashtra (307,000)
Odisha (23,000)Madhya Pradesh (17,000)
Gujarat (1,700)Telangana (400)
Delhi (90)Andhra Pradesh (70)
Goa (10)
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Halba
People Name General: Halba
Alternate People Names:
Halba KosthiHalbi
ROP3 Code: 112191
Joshua Project People ID: 16901
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 872,000
Population all Countries: 872,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - other
People Name General: Halba
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Marathi (270,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mar    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Halbi (228,000)Chhattisgarhi (161,000)
Hindi (105,000)Odia (8,200)
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: 30
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.09 % 
Christianity0.30 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism95.59 % 
Islam0.17 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.04 % 
Unknown3.81 % 
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:
Complete Bible: 1821-2022
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsOnline Audio Scripture
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture / Bible
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus video
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Marathi
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoMy Last Day video, anime
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel resources links
GeneralZume Resources
GeneralZume Training
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Text / Printed MatterBible: Marathi
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Marathi
Text / Printed MatterLove letter to you from scripture
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path
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Halba in India

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    South Asia Tribal - other     Asia, South    
      Halba India    
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            Halba in India          
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