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Bahna (Hindu traditions) in Nepal

Bahna (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
15,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Bahna (Hindu traditions) in Nepal

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Introduction / History
Traditionally the Bahna people were cotton ginners, though they claim to have Rajput origin.

Where are they located?
Most of these people live in the western Indian states of Gujarat and Rajasthan. Some migrated north to Uttar Pradesh or Bihar. A smaller number live over the border in Nepal.

What are their lives like?
Industrialization has caused traditional cotton ginning to become a thing of the past. Most of today's Bahna people are either in manufacturing, or they own their own businesses.

What are their beliefs?
Bahna people in Nepal are entirely Hindu. Their religious beliefs usually include looking to a number of spirit beings and forces that are in opposition to Jesus Christ.

What are their needs?
These people are relatively prosperous by the standards of South Asian peoples. They need to understand that they are spiritually poor and in need of a savior.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the Behana will want to know more about Jesus Christ, read the Bible and commit their lives to him.
* Pray that gospel recordings will help lead them to salvation.
* Pray that local believers will befriend their Behana neighbors, leading them to Jesus Christ.


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Country: Nepal
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:32 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:15,000
Largest Provinces:
Janakpur (6,600)Narayani (4,400)
Lumbini (2,700)Mahakali (300)
Bheri (300)Kosi (200)
Sagarmatha (200)Bagmati (100)
Seti (100)Gandaki (50)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Bahna (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Bahna (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
Punjiबहना (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 115836
Joshua Project People ID: 20279
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 15,000
Population all Countries: 834,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Bahna (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Maithili (9,500 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mai    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bhojpuri (4,400)Awadhi (1,300)
Kumaoni (300)Hindi (100)
Magahi (40)Nepali (40)
Total Languages: 7
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: Yes
New Testament:
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 RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Maithili
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoGood News
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Maithili
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible: jivən səndesh
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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