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PEID: 41358

ROP: 111452

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Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

People Cluster: Forward Caste - Bania

Language: Hindi - (hin)

Alternate Name(s): Bania, Vania, Vani, Rauniyar, Roniaur

Primary Religion: Hinduism

Country: India

Also found in: Nepal

Population: 1,695,000

Global Population: 1,873,000

PEID: 41358

ROP: 111452

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, Dispersed CP Activity

Overview: The Hindi-speaking Bania of India, numbering 1,695,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Forward Caste - Bania people cluster within the South Asian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 1,873,000 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Hindi. The primary religion practiced by the Hindi-speaking Bania is Hinduism, the predominant religious tradition of the Indian subcontinent. There are many forms of Hinduism, each with its own deities and beliefs.

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