Bhil Barela in India

Bhil Barela
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Map Source:  People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Bhil Barela
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 1,173,000
World Population: 1,173,000
Primary Language: Hindi
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 1.07 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - Bhil
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Barela are a part of the Bhil group. They are a scheduled tribe who live in the state of Madhya Pradesh in Khargone and other places of that state. They speak Rathi among themselves.

The Barela are not vegetarians but they do not eat beef or pork. Unleavened bread is eaten by them. They have two subdivisions. Hinduism is their religion. Ghinshri is their clan deity.

The Barela work mainly in agriculture and laboring. Their children work. Family planning is used by them.

Prayer Points

Pray that Indian Christians will lead the Barela to Jesus Christ.
Pray that gospel materials will lead them to salvation.

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