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Bania Marwadi in India



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20,000 Marwari Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % No   

Bania Marwadi in India

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Introduction / History
To most people, work and business holds a high priority in life. To the Marwadi Banias, business is the top priority in life. Through the centuries, the Marwadi Banias have managed to run successful businesses all over India. More recently they have begun to run international businesses. In 2005, Forbes magazine listed Marwadi individuals as making up two percent of the billionaires in the world! Along with business the Marwadis see family and unity as high priorities.

What are their lives like?
The Marwadi people know how to build bridges of trust within their local business relationships. Because of this trust, they can successfully market their business ventures through word of mouth to people from all kinds of communities throughout India.
Imagine what would happen if Marwadi communities made the decision to follow Christ! This would not only impact and change the Marwadis, but as the Holy Spirit transforms them, they can be a blessing to all of India.

Prayer Points
* Pray that Marwadi elders will soon hear and respond to the Words of Christ, and that their communities will be transformed so that they will be a blessing to all they deal with.
* Pray that they will be able to put finances in their proper place.
* Pray for God to send business people who love the Lord to build relationships with these Hindus.

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

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Global Prayer Digest: 2008-08-06
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-08-13
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-09-05
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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:20,000
Largest States:
Telangana (11,000)Maharashtra (4,300)
Uttar Pradesh (3,100)Karnataka (1,700)
Gujarat (90)
Total States on file:5
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Bania Marwadi
People Name General: Bania Marwadi
Alternate People Names:
MarwadiVaisya
बनिया, मारवाड़ी
ROP3 Code: 115166
Joshua Project People ID: 19714
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 20,000
Population all Countries: 20,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Forward Caste - Bania
People Name General: Bania Marwadi
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Marwari (14,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): rwr    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (5,700)Telugu (300)
Merwari (50)
Total Languages: 4
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.24 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.76 % 
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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 World Christian Resource Directory
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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 Marwadi in India

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