Bangali (Hindu traditions) in India


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Introduction / History

The Bangali are a semi-nomadic tribal people who live in north India. They are distinct from the large Bengali people who live in northeast India and Bangladesh.
The Bangali make their living by charming snakes, working as landless farm workers, in animal husbandry and by gathering forest products like roots. The Indian government has tried to stop their wandering ways and live in fixed villages.
Bangali are a Scheduled Caste, meaning they are eligible for public jobs and special consideration for university admission. Most Bangali cannot read or write. They are among the poorest peoples of north India.
The main language of the Bangali is Hindi. Smaller groups speak Kanauji and Eastern Punjabi.
Most Bangali live in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Others reside in other north Indian states such as Uttarakhand, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Haryana. More Bangali live in Nepal.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Bangali live a subsistence existence in India. They travel from place to place raising their animals and trying to find day labor jobs so they can feed their families. They sell their animals to buy food and other necessary items. They live in portable huts made of reeds and mud. Since their traditional occupation of snake charming is disappearing more and more Bangali are working as day agricultural laborers. If these jobs are few, the Bangali face the prospect of starvation.
The Bangali marry within their group. Families arrange marriages. Sons inherit what little property the father possesses.
Caste councils settle legal disputes and promote their interests with outsiders.
The Bangali are not vegetarians but will not eat beef. Meat is normally reserved for holidays. The main foods of the Bangali are rice, wheat, lentils and vegetables.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Bangali people are officially Hindu, though they have their own traditional beliefs as well.


What Are Their Needs?

The Indian government disapproves of their hunting animals and gathering products from the forest so that source of food is almost gone. They need to find new ones.


Prayer Points

Pray for spiritual discernment and a desire for truth.
Pray for loving workers to go to them.
Pray for Bangali disciples who will make more disciples.


Scripture Prayers for the Bangali (Hindu traditions) in India.


References

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangali_(caste)


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Bangali (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Bangali (Hindu traditions)
Alternate Names Bangale; Joginath; Joginath. Singhiwala; Singhiwala; बंगाली (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
Population this Country 88,000
Population all Countries 118,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
People ID 16487
ROP3 Code 111656
ROP25 Code 301073
ROP25 Name Bengali
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 8
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
45,000
Uttarakhand
26,000
Haryana
5,600
Himachal Pradesh
5,100
Punjab
4,000
Chandigarh
700
Karnataka
200
Maharashtra
100
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Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 8
  Uttar Pradesh 45,000
  Uttarakhand 26,000
  Haryana 5,600
  Himachal Pradesh 5,100
  Punjab 4,000
  Chandigarh 700
  Karnataka 200
  Maharashtra 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.10 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.04 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
98.34 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
1.52 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Hindi (50,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 18
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Kumaoni
10,000
Kanauji
3,400
Punjabi, Eastern
3,200
Awadhi
1,900
Garhwali
1,400
Kangri
700
Pahari, Mahasu
400
Bilaspuri
400
Sirmauri
400
Mandeali
200
Haryanvi
200
Bengali
200
Chambeali
90
Pahari, Kullu
50
Bhattiyali
40
Primary Language Hindi (50,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 18
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Kumaoni 10,000
  Kanauji 3,400
  Punjabi, Eastern 3,200
  Awadhi 1,900
  Garhwali 1,400
  Kangri 700
  Pahari, Mahasu 400
  Bilaspuri 400
  Sirmauri 400
  Mandeali 200
  Haryanvi 200
  Bengali 200
  Chambeali 90
  Pahari, Kullu 50
  Bhattiyali 40
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

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