Bargunda in India

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

Introduction / History

The Bargunda people live in India's central state of Madhya Pradesh where they earn their living by making baskets, brooms and mats. Their language is Telugu, more widely spoken in neighboring Andhra Pradesh, but most also speak Hindi as a trade language.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Bargunda people are often in debt to moneylenders. Pray that believers will soon take gospel recordings to the Bargunda people.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Bargunda people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are other Hindus who are much more philosophical, especially among the Brahmins.

Almost all Hindus participate in yearly celebrations like Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring / Diwali, the festival of lights / Navratri, the celebration of autumn / and Rama Navami, Rama’s birthday.


What Are Their Needs?

They need the Holy Spirit to open their eyes and see Jesus.


Prayer Points

Pray that the Bargunda people will find hope and joy by listening to Telugu Christian radio broadcasts.

Pray for loving workers to go to the Bargunda people, and for their hearts to be ready to receive their savior.

Pray for families of Bargunda believers loving and serving others to grow reproducing churches.

Pray for grace and truth expanding into their entire society as all believers learn to love others.


Scripture Prayers for the Bargunda in India.


References

https://www.matchfinder.in/matrimonial/bargunda-matrimony


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Bargunda
People Name in Country Bargunda
Population this Country 41,000
Population all Countries 41,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Bargah; बरगुंडा
People ID 16331
ROP3 Code 111467
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 5
Largest States
Madhya Pradesh
36,000
Uttar Pradesh
4,700
Odisha
80
Rajasthan
70
Chhattisgarh
20
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 5
  Madhya Pradesh 36,000
  Uttar Pradesh 4,700
  Odisha 80
  Rajasthan 70
  Chhattisgarh 20
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (29,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Malvi
3,800
Nimadi
1,400
Telugu
300
Bhojpuri
100
Chhattisgarhi
30
Primary Language Hindi (29,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Malvi 3,800
  Nimadi 1,400
  Telugu 300
  Bhojpuri 100
  Chhattisgarhi 30
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  (1835-2019)
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 Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament DAVAR Partners International
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub) Create International
Film / Video Coconuts Create International
Film / Video Creation to Christ Create International
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
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 data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more