Jaiswal Bania in India

The Bania Jaiswal 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.

Introduction / History

A well-dressed man at the front of a classroom scans his tired audience. Most of them have worked all day and some look like they are falling asleep. He's looking for a volunteer. Finally, a timid man walks to the front of the room, eyes downcast. He asks the volunteer, "Would you be interested in purchasing some inexpensive real estate and selling it later for a healthy profit?" The timid man smiles broadly and makes eye contact with the instructor. "Yes!" he answers. "Would anyone else here like to do that?" Every hand shoots up. He now has their full attention. "Using the concepts in this class, over 600 people have purchased over 650 million dollars of real estate. They have made millions of rupees, and not one of them has lost money."


What Are Their Lives Like?

Turiq Jaiswal is the well-dressed instructor. Jaiswal is the personal name of a sub-group of the Bania people. Many of them are successful businessmen and wealthy investors. However, Jaiswals are sometimes stereotyped negatively as shady businessmen, like the man described in the first paragraph.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The majority of Jaiswals are Hindus who have not heard about the riches that God has stored up for them in heaven, if they will turn their lives over to the Lord.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Bania Jaiswal in India.

Pray they will hear about the greatest deal of all time: salvation through Jesus Christ.
Pray they will invest in the lives of others by spreading the gospel.


References

Some information from "The Scheduled Castes" K. S. Singh, ed. Oxford University Press, USA (1994)


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Additional Info
Bania profile for Children and Family Missions Activities
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-08-21
People Name General Bania Jaiswal
People Name in Country Bania Jaiswal
Natural Name Jaiswal Bania
Population this Country 140,000
Population all Countries 140,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
Alternate Names बनिया, जायसवाल
People ID 19700
ROP3 Code 115152
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 22
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Delhi
41,000
Uttar Pradesh
23,000
Maharashtra
20,000
Madhya Pradesh
14,000
Rajasthan
14,000
West Bengal
12,000
Gujarat
5,900
Jharkhand
2,300
Punjab
2,100
Andhra Pradesh
1,300
Karnataka
1,100
Assam
600
Odisha
600
Bihar
500
Uttarakhand
400
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 22  (only 20 largest shown)
  Delhi 41,000
  Uttar Pradesh 23,000
  Maharashtra 20,000
  Madhya Pradesh 14,000
  Rajasthan 14,000
  West Bengal 12,000
  Gujarat 5,900
  Jharkhand 2,300
  Punjab 2,100
  Andhra Pradesh 1,300
  Karnataka 1,100
  Assam 600
  Odisha 600
  Bihar 500
  Uttarakhand 400
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (88,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 17
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Marwari
11,000
Marathi
8,600
Gujarati
5,100
Konkani
2,900
Dhundari
2,000
Bengali
1,800
Shekhawati
400
Braj Bhasha
200
Punjabi, Eastern
200
Bundeli
200
Kacchi
200
Malvi
100
Bagri
100
Mewari
70
Bhojpuri
50
Primary Language Hindi (88,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 17
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Marwari 11,000
  Marathi 8,600
  Gujarati 5,100
  Konkani 2,900
  Dhundari 2,000
  Bengali 1,800
  Shekhawati 400
  Braj Bhasha 200
  Punjabi, Eastern 200
  Bundeli 200
  Kacchi 200
  Malvi 100
  Bagri 100
  Mewari 70
  Bhojpuri 50
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1835-2012)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / Video Coconuts
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture
Primary Religion: Other / Small
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
38.46 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
61.54 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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