Barela Bhil in India

The Barela Bhil 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 Barela are a part of the Bhil group. They have two subdivisions. The Barela Bhil are a scheduled tribe who live in the state of Madhya Pradesh in Khargone and other places of that state. They speak Rathi among themselves.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Barela work mainly in agriculture and laboring. Their children work.

The Barela are not vegetarians, but they do not eat beef or pork. They eat unleavened bread.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Hinduism is their religion. Ghinshri is their clan deity.


What Are Their Needs?

Like all other peoples of the world, this people group needs the blessings and guidance that only Jesus Christ can offer.


Prayer Points

Pray that Indian Christians will lead the Barela to Jesus Christ.

Pray that gospel materials will lead them to salvation.

Pray for open hearts to the ways of the only savior.


Scripture Prayers for the Bhil Barela in India.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Central Bhil profile for Children and Family Missions Activities
People Name General Bhil Barela
People Name in Country Bhil Barela
Natural Name Barela Bhil
Population this Country 1,182,000
Population all Countries 1,182,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 24
Alternate Names Barela; भील बरेला
People ID 21010
ROP3 Code 117861
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)
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 1
  Madhya Pradesh 1,173,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (518,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 19
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Nimadi
216,000
Bhili
156,000
Bareli, Pauri
36,000
Bareli, Palya
23,000
Malvi
14,000
Khandesi
12,000
Bareli, Rathwi
8,200
Dangi
3,200
Vasavi
2,500
Dungra Bhil
1,500
Gujarati
1,400
Mawchi
1,300
Marathi
1,100
Korwa
600
Sindhi Bhil
500
Primary Language Hindi (518,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 19
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Nimadi 216,000
  Bhili 156,000
  Bareli, Pauri 36,000
  Bareli, Palya 23,000
  Malvi 14,000
  Khandesi 12,000
  Bareli, Rathwi 8,200
  Dangi 3,200
  Vasavi 2,500
  Dungra Bhil 1,500
  Gujarati 1,400
  Mawchi 1,300
  Marathi 1,100
  Korwa 600
  Sindhi Bhil 500
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 Unknown)
1.07 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
98.65 %
Islam
0.17 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
Unknown
0.10 %
* 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