Halba in India

Unreached of the Day  4/07/2021

Halba in India

"Friendly" is the word used to describe the Halba people of Chhattisgarh, India. There may be numerous reasons for this description. The Halba people live with exquisite beauty all around them. Their homeland includes dense forests, mountains, waterfalls, and natural caves. Some from the Halba community are affluent landowners. However, many of them still face challenges such as poor health, high infant mortality rates, child marriage, and child labor. They also have a low literacy rate due to infrastructure challenges. Their villages do have primary schools, but they don't function regularly. They take pride in their unique cultural elements such as their costumes, language (Marathi), and lifestyle.

Ministry Obstacles

Indian nationals like the Halba people often view Christians as illiterate, poor and low in status. Joining believers could lower their status in the eyes of other communities, so they are not inclined to become followers of Christ.

Outreach Ideas

Scripture portions, films about Jesus, and audio resources are available in their language. Missionaries can make inroads in reaching them by providing these resources and childcare programs.

Scripture Focus

"May your ways be known throughout the earth, your saving power among people everywhere."  Psalm 67:2

Scripture Prayer

Pray that His ways will soon be known by today’s people group.

Prayer Focus

Only about one in 300 claim to be Christians. Ask the Father to strengthen their faith and to do miracles in their midst that will draw eyes to Jesus, their Savior. Pray for a significant people movement to Christ among the Halba people in the 2020s.



People Name Halba
PronunciationHAHL-bah
Country India
10/40 Window Yes
Population 728,000
World Population 728,000
Language Marathi
Primary Religion Hinduism
Bible Complete
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image