Bahna (Hindu traditions) of India
People Name: Bahna (Hindu traditions)
Country: India
Language: Hindi
Population: 977,000
Unreached: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
Primary Religion: Hinduism
% Adherents: 0.01 %
% Evangelical: Unknown
Progress Status: 1.0
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Joshua Project
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Colorado Springs, CO 80962
United States


Introduction / History
The Behana of India speak Urdu and Hindi. They read and write in Perso Arabic and Devanagari. They are not vegetarians and eat wheat as a cereal.

In Madhya Pradesh, they have birth and marriage rituals. The dead are buried. Agriculture is their main work. Some of them own land while others do not. The Behana of Pakistan are majority Sunni Muslims by religion. The Behana people in India are majority Hindus. There is a low level of literacy, so the gospel message will need to be given in oral form too. They use traditional and modern medicines but do not use family planning.

In Uttar Pradesh, the Behana have adult marriages through discussion. They are monogamous and marry among their own group. Marrying again is allowed. On the death of the father the sons get the inheritance in same amounts. They use family planning here.

Prayer Points
Pray that the Behana will want to know more about Jesus Christ, read the Bible and give 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.

Bahna (Hindu traditions) of India