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PEID: 41389

ROP: 115150

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Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

People Cluster: Forward Caste - Bania

Language: Bengali - (ben)

Alternate Name(s): Ghadhabanik, Gandhabania, Putuli Bene, Bania, Subarna Banik, Banik, Sonarbene, Podder

Primary Religion: Hinduism

Country: India

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Population: 1,650,000

Global Population: 1,650,000

PEID: 41389

ROP: 115150

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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

Overview: The Gandhabanik of India, numbering 1,650,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Forward Caste - Bania people cluster within the South Asian Peoples affinity bloc. This people group is only found in India. Their primary language is Bengali. The primary religion practiced by the Gandhabanik 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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