Vasave Bhil in India

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

Introduction / History

The Vasave are from the Bhil people group and a scheduled tribe of Maharashtra. They speak Bhil and Marathi and are endogamous. They eat maize, wheat and other cereals too.

Their work is in agriculture, laboring, managing and looking after animals. There are doctors and engineers among them. Hinduism is their religion though some of them have become Christians.

In Gujarat, the Vasave are the largest of the Bhil community. They have a traditional council to look after them. Many work as construction laborers. They are favorable to education.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Bhil Vasave in India.

* Pray that Indian Christians will lead the Vasave to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that the council leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him too.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Bhil Vasave
People Name in Country Bhil Vasave
Natural Name Vasave Bhil
World Population 1,171,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 23
Alternate Names Vasava; Wasawe; भील वासवे
People ID 21022
ROP3 Code 117874
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 2
Largest States
Maharashtra
616,000
Gujarat
555,000
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 2
  Maharashtra 616,000
  Gujarat 555,000
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Vasavi (712,000 speakers)
Language Code vas   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 15
Secondary Languages
Gujarati
183,000
Marathi
145,000
Bhili
38,000
Khandesi
30,000
Bareli, Pauri
23,000
Dungra Bhil
13,000
Sindhi Bhil
12,000
Bareli, Rathwi
5,400
Bareli, Palya
3,000
Mawchi
2,800
Hindi
1,900
Ahirani
1,200
Urdu
1,000
Dangi
300
Primary Language Vasavi (712,000 speakers)
Language Code vas   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 15
Secondary Languages
  Gujarati 183,000
  Marathi 145,000
  Bhili 38,000
  Khandesi 30,000
  Bareli, Pauri 23,000
  Dungra Bhil 13,000
  Sindhi Bhil 12,000
  Bareli, Rathwi 5,400
  Bareli, Palya 3,000
  Mawchi 2,800
  Hindi 1,900
  Ahirani 1,200
  Urdu 1,000
  Dangi 300
People Groups Speaking Vasavi

Primary Language:  Vasavi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1998)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2006-2010)
Bible-Complete No
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Vasavi
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
General Gospel website in this language
General Gospel website in this language
General Gospel website in this language
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.02 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.77 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
96.56 %
Islam
1.18 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.02 %
Unknown
1.45 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Profile Source Anonymous  
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