Marwadi Bania in India

The Bania Marwadi 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.

Introduction / History

To most people, work and business holds a high priority in life. To the Marwadi Banias, business is the top priority in life. Through the centuries, the Marwadi Banias have managed to run successful businesses all over India. More recently they have begun to run international businesses. In 2005, Forbes magazine listed Marwadi individuals as making up two percent of the billionaires in the world! Along with business the Marwadis see family and unity as high priorities.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Marwadi people know how to build bridges of trust within their local business relationships. Because of this trust, they can successfully market their business ventures through word of mouth to people from all kinds of communities throughout India.
Imagine what would happen if Marwadi communities made the decision to follow Christ! This would not only impact and change the Marwadis, but as the Holy Spirit transforms them, they can be a blessing to all of India.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Bania Marwadi in India.

Pray that Marwadi elders will soon hear and respond to the Words of Christ, and that their communities will be transformed so that they will be a blessing to all they deal with.
Pray that they will be able to put finances in their proper place.
Pray for God to send business people who love the Lord to build relationships with these Hindus.


References

Some information from "The Scheduled Castes" K. S. Singh, ed. Oxford University Press, USA (1994)


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Additional Info
Bania profile for Children and Family Missions Activities
Global Prayer Digest: 2007-09-17
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-08-06
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-08-13
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-09-05
People Name General Bania Marwadi
People Name in Country Bania Marwadi
Natural Name Marwadi Bania
Population this Country 21,000
Population all Countries 21,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Marwadi; Vaisya; बनिया, मारवाड़ी
People ID 19714
ROP3 Code 115166
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
Telangana
12,000
Uttar Pradesh
3,700
Maharashtra
3,400
Karnataka
1,900
Gujarat
200
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
  Telangana 12,000
  Uttar Pradesh 3,700
  Maharashtra 3,400
  Karnataka 1,900
  Gujarat 200
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Marwari (13,000 speakers)
Language Code rwr   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Hindi
5,100
Telugu
300
Marathi
100
Primary Language Marwari (13,000 speakers)
Language Code rwr   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 5,100
  Telugu 300
  Marathi 100
People Groups Speaking Marwari

Primary Language:  Marwari

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1815-1867)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1820-1821)
Bible-Complete No
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 Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope
Film / Video Coconuts
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Marwari
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
General Gospel resources links
General Gospel website in this language
Text / Printed Matter Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.18 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.82 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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