Bhandari in India

The Bhandari 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.

Subgroups: 11 (10 largest shown)  Show all

Subgroup Name Population
Godomalia 5,600
Bejjo 5,000
Odisi 5,000
Bande Unknown
Bherle Unknown
Khalgura Unknown
Kirpal Unknown
Kitte Unknown
Kshatriya Unknown
Naik Unknown

Introduction

According to the mythology of the Bhandai, they were in charge of the treasures of Lord Indra during Satyug (Era of Truth) and left for Sindh during the battle between the aryas or devas (gods) and rakshasas (demons). Widow remarriage is allowed. Bhandari women play a vital role in social, religious, spiritual, and economic pursuits. Amba Mata is their caste deity, Gotrej their kul deity, and Holi Mata and Lakshmi Mata are their village deities.


Ministry Obstacles

Hinduism is interwoven in all of Bhandari life. Any attempt to share a different religious view will probably be viewed with suspicion or hostility.


Outreach Ideas

Focused prayer and sustained effort will be needed to reach this community with the Gospel. They probably won't be reached without intentional effort.


Prayer Focus

There are no known believers today, but pray for those the Lord will draw to himself. They will need prayer support. Please pray this group will be taught by God's Spirit they need forgiveness for their sin. Pray He will then teach them about Christ.


Scripture Prayers for the Bhandari in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-01-02
People Name General Bhandari
People Name in Country Bhandari
Pronunciation bun-DAH-ree
Population this Country 754,000
Population all Countries 754,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 15
Alternate Names Bandari; Bandiri; Barber; Bariko; Bejjo; Bhanaari; Bhanari; Bhavaguna; Bhondari; Deshbhandari; Hetkari; Mangali; Nai; Naik; Napit; Oriya Mangali; भंडारी
People ID 16404
ROP3 Code 111551
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster South Asia Hindu - other
People Group Bhandari
Ethnic Code CNN25
Total Subgroups 11
  Godomalia 5,600
  Bejjo 5,000
  Odisi 5,000
  Bande 0
  Bherle 0
  Khalgura 0
  Kirpal 0
  Kitte 0
  Kshatriya 0
  Naik 0
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 19
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Odisha
709,000
Jharkhand
15,000
Chhattisgarh
9,300
West Bengal
4,800
Gujarat
4,000
Assam
3,400
Maharashtra
3,000
Andhra Pradesh
2,500
Manipur
800
Karnataka
500
Goa
500
Delhi
300
Kerala
300
Dadra and Nagar Have
100
Daman and Diu
100
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 19
  Odisha 709,000
  Jharkhand 15,000
  Chhattisgarh 9,300
  West Bengal 4,800
  Gujarat 4,000
  Assam 3,400
  Maharashtra 3,000
  Andhra Pradesh 2,500
  Manipur 800
  Karnataka 500
  Goa 500
  Delhi 300
  Kerala 300
  Dadra and Nagar Have 100
  Daman and Diu 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Odia (567,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 29
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Hindi
27,000
Bengali
23,000
Telugu
9,700
Chhattisgarhi
5,200
Gujarati
3,500
Marathi
1,800
Kui
1,500
Assamese
1,200
Santhali
1,100
Kurux
1,000
Mundari: Bhumij
700
Konkani, Goan
600
Konkani
600
Juang
400
Pengo
300
Primary Language Odia (567,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 29
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Hindi 27,000
  Bengali 23,000
  Telugu 9,700
  Chhattisgarhi 5,200
  Gujarati 3,500
  Marathi 1,800
  Kui 1,500
  Assamese 1,200
  Santhali 1,100
  Kurux 1,000
  Mundari: Bhumij 700
  Konkani, Goan 600
  Konkani 600
  Juang 400
  Pengo 300
People Groups Speaking Odia

Primary Language:  Odia

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1811-1956)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1809-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1815-2014)
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 Online Audio Scripture
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Odia
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Rivka video
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel resources links
General Gospel resources links
General Gospel website in this language
General Gospel website in this language
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.01 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.99 %
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 Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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