Bhandari in India

The Bhandari have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Subgroups: 11 (10 largest shown)  Show all

Subgroup Name Population
Godomalia 5,600
Bejjo 5,000
Odisi 5,000
Bande Unknown
Bherle Unknown
Khalgura Unknown
Kirpal Unknown
Kitte Unknown
Kshatriya Unknown
Naik Unknown

Introduction

According to the mythology of the Bhandai, they were in charge of the treasures of Lord Indra during Satyug (Era of Truth) and left for Sindh during the battle between the aryas or devas (gods) and rakshasas (demons). Widow remarriage is allowed. Bhandari women play a vital role in social, religious, spiritual, and economic pursuits. Amba Mata is their caste deity, Gotrej their kul deity, and Holi Mata and Lakshmi Mata are their village deities.


Ministry Obstacles

Hinduism is interwoven in all of Bhandari life. Any attempt to share a different religious view will probably be viewed with suspicion or hostility.


Outreach Ideas

Focused prayer and sustained effort will be needed to reach this community with the Gospel. They probably won't be reached without intentional effort.


Prayer Focus

There are no known believers today, but pray for those the Lord will draw to himself. They will need prayer support. Please pray this group will be taught by God's Spirit they need forgiveness for their sin. Pray He will then teach them about Christ.


Scripture Prayers for the Bhandari in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-01-02
People Name General Bhandari
People Name in Country Bhandari
Pronunciation bun-DAH-ree
Population this Country 648,000
Population all Countries 648,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 13
Alternate Names Bandari; Bandiri; Barber; Bariko; Bejjo; Bhanaari; Bhanari; Bhavaguna; Bhondari; Deshbhandari; Hetkari; Mangali; Nai; Naik; Napit; Oriya Mangali; भंडारी
People ID 16404
ROP3 Code 111551
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster South Asia Hindu - other
People Group Bhandari
Ethnic Code CNN25
Total Subgroups 11
  Godomalia 5,600
  Bejjo 5,000
  Odisi 5,000
  Bande 0
  Bherle 0
  Khalgura 0
  Kirpal 0
  Kitte 0
  Kshatriya 0
  Naik 0
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 19
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Odisha
610,000
Jharkhand
13,000
Chhattisgarh
8,000
West Bengal
4,200
Gujarat
3,400
Assam
3,000
Maharashtra
2,600
Andhra Pradesh
2,100
Manipur
700
Karnataka
500
Goa
400
Delhi
300
Kerala
200
Dadra and Nagar Have
100
Nagaland
90
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 19
  Odisha 610,000
  Jharkhand 13,000
  Chhattisgarh 8,000
  West Bengal 4,200
  Gujarat 3,400
  Assam 3,000
  Maharashtra 2,600
  Andhra Pradesh 2,100
  Manipur 700
  Karnataka 500
  Goa 400
  Delhi 300
  Kerala 200
  Dadra and Nagar Have 100
  Nagaland 90
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Odia (567,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 28
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Hindi
27,000
Bengali
23,000
Telugu
9,700
Chhattisgarhi
5,200
Gujarati
3,500
Marathi
1,800
Kui
1,500
Assamese
1,200
Santhali
1,100
Kurux
1,000
Mundari
700
Konkani, Goan
600
Konkani
600
Juang
400
Pengo
300
Primary Language Odia (567,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 28
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Hindi 27,000
  Bengali 23,000
  Telugu 9,700
  Chhattisgarhi 5,200
  Gujarati 3,500
  Marathi 1,800
  Kui 1,500
  Assamese 1,200
  Santhali 1,100
  Kurux 1,000
  Mundari 700
  Konkani, Goan 600
  Konkani 600
  Juang 400
  Pengo 300
People Groups Speaking Odia
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.01 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.99 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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