Buna (Hindu traditions) 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

They are not vegetarians. They have birth and marriage rituals. The Buna people live in Odisha in the Puri District and Cuttack. They speak, read and write in Oriya, the trade language of Odisha.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The main work of the Buna is weaving. They weave saris among other items. Some work in agriculture. On the death of the father, the sons inherit the property with the oldest son becoming the new head of the household.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Buna are Hindus by religion and culture. They worship ancestors along with various Hindu gods.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Buna (Hindu traditions) in India.

Pray that gospel materials and the internet will lead the Buna to begin their own movement to Christ. Pray for Indian believers to take it upon themselves to pray fervently for the Buna people and to go to them with the blessings of Jesus Christ.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Buna (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Buna (Hindu traditions)
Population this Country 468,000
Population all Countries 562,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 9
Alternate Names Bhanar; Buner; बुना (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16541
ROP3 Code 111726
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 17
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
West Bengal
304,000
Bihar
103,000
Jharkhand
36,000
Odisha
15,000
Tripura
4,400
Andaman and Nicobar
1,000
Meghalaya
700
Delhi
600
Chhattisgarh
600
Maharashtra
600
Nagaland
300
Arunachal Pradesh
300
Uttar Pradesh
200
Madhya Pradesh
200
Uttarakhand
80
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 17
  West Bengal 304,000
  Bihar 103,000
  Jharkhand 36,000
  Odisha 15,000
  Tripura 4,400
  Andaman and Nicobar 1,000
  Meghalaya 700
  Delhi 600
  Chhattisgarh 600
  Maharashtra 600
  Nagaland 300
  Arunachal Pradesh 300
  Uttar Pradesh 200
  Madhya Pradesh 200
  Uttarakhand 80
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (259,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
Hindi
69,000
Odia
31,000
Bhojpuri
23,000
Maithili
13,000
Angika
6,900
Magahi
100
Kok Borok
100
Assamese
50
Primary Language Bengali (259,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 69,000
  Odia 31,000
  Bhojpuri 23,000
  Maithili 13,000
  Angika 6,900
  Magahi 100
  Kok Borok 100
  Assamese 50
People Groups Speaking Bengali

Primary Language:  Bengali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1800-1980)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1801-1984)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1809-2016)
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 Online New Testament
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 Love Story
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali
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
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well
Film / Video The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
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.
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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