Banjara Rathod (Hindu traditions) in India

The Banjara Rathod (Hindu traditions) have only been reported in India
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Introduction / History

The Banjara are Hindus. They are a scheduled caste. Their literacy level is low so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too.

In Karnataka they speak Banjari, an Indo-Aryan language. There are vegetarians and non-vegetarians among them and they eat wheat, rice and also other cereals. They have cousin marriages. They are mainly landless. Trading and manufacturing alcohol are their main occupations. Traditional medicines are used mainly by them.

In Orissa, the Banjara speak Banjari and Oriya. They can speak Hindi too. They work in agriculture and sell salt and coconuts and other items at markets. They are not vegetarians. They use family planning. They have a voluntary organization to promote their culture.


Prayer Points

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

* Pray that the caste council leaders of the Mallah will come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
* Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to salvation too.


References

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


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Banjara Rathod (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Banjara Rathod (Hindu traditions)
Pronunciation bahn-JAR-ah
World Population 421,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 8
Alternate Names बंजारा रातोर (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 21098
ROP3 Code 117921
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 14
Largest States
Karnataka
131,000
Maharashtra
95,000
Telangana
84,000
Uttar Pradesh
38,000
Madhya Pradesh
28,000
Rajasthan
19,000
Andhra Pradesh
15,000
Tamil Nadu
4,000
Chhattisgarh
3,200
Delhi
1,900
Gujarat
800
Uttarakhand
800
Odisha
500
Haryana
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 14
  Karnataka 131,000
  Maharashtra 95,000
  Telangana 84,000
  Uttar Pradesh 38,000
  Madhya Pradesh 28,000
  Rajasthan 19,000
  Andhra Pradesh 15,000
  Tamil Nadu 4,000
  Chhattisgarh 3,200
  Delhi 1,900
  Gujarat 800
  Uttarakhand 800
  Odisha 500
  Haryana 80
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Lambadi (204,000 speakers)
Language Code lmn   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 20
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Hindi
126,000
Telugu
41,000
Kannada
25,000
Marathi
9,100
Marwari
6,300
Awadhi
2,200
Bagri
1,500
Kanauji
1,300
Malvi
1,000
Dhundari
1,000
Shekhawati
900
Mewari
500
Ahirani
500
Gujarati
400
Chhattisgarhi
400
Primary Language Lambadi (204,000 speakers)
Language Code lmn   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 20
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Hindi 126,000
  Telugu 41,000
  Kannada 25,000
  Marathi 9,100
  Marwari 6,300
  Awadhi 2,200
  Bagri 1,500
  Kanauji 1,300
  Malvi 1,000
  Dhundari 1,000
  Shekhawati 900
  Mewari 500
  Ahirani 500
  Gujarati 400
  Chhattisgarhi 400
People Groups Speaking Lambadi

Primary Language:  Lambadi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1963-1977)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1999-2018)
Bible-Complete No
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Lambadi
Film / Video Transformation
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.08 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
1.16 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
98.74 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.02 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Profile Source Anonymous  
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