Bind in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

"Ratna, today you are a woman. As soon as we finish preparing your dowry, you will marry." The 13-year-old girl knew the negotiations were final, and that she would soon participate in elaborate marriage rituals performed by a "holy man" from the nearby village. Then she would move in with her husband's family. She would wear conch shell bangles and put vermilion in the part of her hair to show that she is a married woman. Ratna accepts her fate of an early marriage without question. She will spend the rest of her life caring for children, cooking rice and making baskets from reeds. There is no thought of schooling, and she is illiterate like the other 96 percent of females in the Bind culture.

Ratna's Bind family lives in West Bengal. They practice the Hindu religion and worship family deities as well as traditional Hindu gods. Their people group is among the most unreached. They have no idea that Jesus loves them and has provided for all their spiritual needs.


Prayer Points

Ask God to prepare their hearts even now for the day when the Bind people hear the gospel.
Pray for the Holy Spirit to move miraculously in West Bengal where few people have the eternal hope that comes from a relationship with Jesus.
Pray that the Bind people will learn about Christ, and embrace Him alone.


Scripture Prayers for the Bind in India.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-09-19
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-10-17
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-08-21
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-03-03
People Name General Bind
People Name in Country Bind
Pronunciation beend
Population this Country 1,162,000
Population all Countries 1,254,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 23
Alternate Names Been; Bin; Binda; Bindani; Binedhanie; Bing; Binta; Chai; Chai Bin; Chatai Bin; Hindustani Bin; Maura; Paschimajati; Pihari Bin; बिन्द
People ID 16457
ROP3 Code 111621
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 10
Largest States
Bihar
606,000
Uttar Pradesh
452,000
West Bengal
83,000
Tripura
10,000
Jharkhand
8,300
Odisha
2,100
Andaman and Nicobar
300
Karnataka
200
Chhattisgarh
100
Goa
30
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
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 10
  Bihar 606,000
  Uttar Pradesh 452,000
  West Bengal 83,000
  Tripura 10,000
  Jharkhand 8,300
  Odisha 2,100
  Andaman and Nicobar 300
  Karnataka 200
  Chhattisgarh 100
  Goa 30
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bhojpuri (454,000 speakers)
Language Code bho   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
Hindi
381,000
Bengali
73,000
Maithili
51,000
Magahi
18,000
Bagheli
4,800
Odia
1,800
Angika
400
Kok Borok
400
Kannada
200
Chhattisgarhi
80
Assamese
60
Desiya
30
Konkani, Goan
20
Primary Language Bhojpuri (454,000 speakers)
Language Code bho   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 381,000
  Bengali 73,000
  Maithili 51,000
  Magahi 18,000
  Bagheli 4,800
  Odia 1,800
  Angika 400
  Kok Borok 400
  Kannada 200
  Chhattisgarhi 80
  Assamese 60
  Desiya 30
  Konkani, Goan 20
People Groups Speaking Bhojpuri

Primary Language:  Bhojpuri

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1911-1982)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1998-2007)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
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Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bhojpuri
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Gospel resources links
General Gospel website in this language
General Gospel website in this language
General Zúme Training
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file
Text / Printed Matter Children and youth resources
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Bhojpuri
Text / Printed Matter Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
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 Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more