Brittal Bania in India

The Bania Brittal 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

The Hari live in Uttar Pradesh and other states too. The Hari people of the Brahmaputra Valley are called Bania Brittal. In Assam they speak Bengali, Assamese and Hindi. In West Bengal, where they are a scheduled caste, the Hari speak Bengali.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Many of them now work in agriculture. Some work in government and private service while others work as day laborers. Their literacy level is low, so the gospel will need to be presented in oral forms. They eat meat, fish, eggs and rice. Upon the death of the father, sons inherit the property.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Hari 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.


What Are Their Needs?

They need to accept the blessings of Jesus Christ, the one who came to give abundant life to all who call on His name.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Bania Brittal in India.

* Pray that Indian believers will help them to begin their own disciple making movement. * Pray that gospel recordings and the JESUS Film will be easily available to them. * Pray for a spiritual hunger that will lead them to the only savior. * Pray for intercessors and workers.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Bania Brittal
People Name in Country Bania Brittal
Natural Name Brittal Bania
Population this Country 52,000
Population all Countries 52,000
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 Bainka; Bania; ब्त्टल बनिया
People ID 20019
ROP3 Code 111712
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 10
Largest States
Assam
51,000
Nagaland
500
West Bengal
300
Meghalaya
300
Arunachal Pradesh
100
Mizoram
100
Maharashtra
40
Madhya Pradesh
30
Punjab
20
Himachal Pradesh
10
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 10
  Assam 51,000
  Nagaland 500
  West Bengal 300
  Meghalaya 300
  Arunachal Pradesh 100
  Mizoram 100
  Maharashtra 40
  Madhya Pradesh 30
  Punjab 20
  Himachal Pradesh 10
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Assamese (47,000 speakers)
Language Code asm   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Bengali
3,200
Amri Karbi
1,600
Primary Language Assamese (47,000 speakers)
Language Code asm   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Bengali 3,200
  Amri Karbi 1,600
People Groups Speaking Assamese

Primary Language:  Assamese

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1822-1974)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1819-1993)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1833-1995)
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 (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Assamese
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Path of Light
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel website in this language
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible: অসমীয়া - Assamese
Text / Printed Matter Christ for the Nations
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed Matter Online New Testament (Bibles India)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.02 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.95 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.02 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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