Lambadi. Bible


The Bible Society of India (BSI) Telangana Auxiliary formation is a step towards presenting Scriptures to all in newly formed Telangana state. The Telangana State was formed on 2nd June 2014 whereas, the BSI Telangana Auxiliary on 3rd February 2016. The struggles of Telangana started from 1930’s mark people’s aspirations to break away from the structural bondages. Poverty, illiteracy, exploitation, violence, etc, had been addressed both by the social as well as religious movements. For instance, the Methodist Mission Society travelled via Madras Presidency, formed its base in Medak and engaged with the lives of people of Telangana through educational, medical, vocational and spiritual programmes. Similar interactions with the Telangana masses had been undertaken by the American Methodists, Mennonites, Baptists and others. Yet, the progress made is very negligible. At the same period of time, with the initiation of mission societies from the Madras Presidency, the Bible House was established in Secunderabad in 1930’s and played pivotal role in publishing Bibles in Telugu and other native languages; increased accessibility to the Bibles for an affordable price. In fact the very location of the Bible House is in a way adjacent to the Husainsagar water tank, where educational movement of Bhagyyareddy Verma of Scheduled Castes had started in the early part of 20th century. But, we have no stories corresponding to the Bible Society works to the aspirations of Telangana masses. Probably BSI works were confined to the mission societies and Churches only. To engage with masses at large using scriptures, the Holy Bible, seems to be the need of our times.


The Churches and Christian communities in Telangana pay attention to future needs of the people of Telangana. Obliged to the mandate of Jesus our Lord “to make disciples of every ethnic community” (Matthew 28:19), the Bible is presented as a Book for all people to read without any barriers based on caste, creed, gender, region, and religion. We look forward to engaging with people holding to various scriptures. The literature potentialities shared by masses in Europe, America, (also in Latin America) and elsewhere, as discussed above, needs to be presented to our people


Lambadi is a Rajasthani language spoken by nomadic Banjara people across India.

The language is known by various other names, including Lamani, Lamadi, Lambani, Labhani, Lambara, Lavani, Lemadi, Lumadale, Labhani Muka and variants, Banjara, Banjari, Bangala, Banjori, Banjuri, Brinjari, Vanjari, Wanji, and variants, Gohar-Herkeri, Goola, Gurmarti, Gormati, Kora, Singali, Sugali, Sukali, Tanda.

Regional dialects are divided between the Banjara of Maharashtra (written in Devanagari), Karnataka (written in the Kannada script) and Andhra Pradesh (written in the Telugu script). Speakers are bilingual in either Telugu, Kannada, or Marathi.

The origin of Banjara community is stated in the area between Bikaner and Bahawalpur, Pakistan. After the fall of the Rajputs, they started spreading across the country. The Banjara had spread to Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and other states of India. About half their number speak Lambadi, one of the Rajasthani dialects, while others are native speakers of Hindi, Telugu and other languages dominant in their respective areas of settlement. They are a Scheduled Tribe in Andhra Pradesh (where they are listed as Sugali), Orissa, Karnataka, Haryana, Punjab, and Himachal Pradesh. Even though they settled across the country, they still consider themselves as nomad community.



The Lambani Bible is the first-time Translation and makes available God’s Word to the gypsy people living across India in their own language. The Lambani Bible ( New Testament) was translated by Mr. Solomon, Gypsy Mission. Mr. Solomon had a great burden to translate the Bible for His people. The Translation began in 2011 and was completed in 2018. The first 3000 copies of the Lambani Bible were released just last month amidst great rejoicing.
The Lambani people were overwhelmed with joy after listening to the Word of God in their own language for the very first time. The audio for the Lambani audio Bible is being recorded in the BSI Media Department. Soon, the Lambani people will hear God’s Word and the audio Bible will serve the needs of those who would not be able to read the Lambani Bible in Kannada, Telugu, Tamil and Hindi Script.


THE BIBLE SOCIETY OF INDIA serves all Indian Churches and Christians in translating, publishing the Bible in their own languages and distributing it among their constituencies aiming at the transformation of the WORLD through the WORD.
Our Vision
The Vision of the Bible Society of India is to ensure that the Bible is made available to all in a language that they can understand, in a format, they have access to and at a price, they can afford.
Our Mission
The Mission of the Bible Society of India is to engage in Translation, Production, Marketing and Scripture Engagement with the sole aim of a transformation of the World through the Word.


Bible House Building Project

The Proposed Bible House Building Project in Hyderabad. It is our hope that the Bible House.
1) will be a landmark in a strategic place
2) will bear witness for the Bible in the public square
3) will be a space for all God’s people to come together and work for the Bible Cause
4)Will be a hub for the coordination of Scripture distribution
5) Help us fulfill our Vision and Mission

Let’s Rise up and Build.
Pray for the successful completion of the Bible House!
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9 After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands.

- Revelation 7:9

Get involved

We look forward to engage with people holding to various scriptures. The liberative potentialities shared by masses in Europe, America, (also in Latin America) and elsewhere, as discussed above, needs to be presented to our people. Relevance of Jesus and his message needs to be re-articulated to suit the needs of our times. In order to engage with people from every walk, every language and caste, we look forward to enable the Churches and Christian Communities to present a Bible in Every Home. Approximately four crore Telangana population live in approximately one crore households. Therefore, Bible Society Telangana Auxiliary need to equip itself to supply one crore Bibles, one Bible to Every Home.

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For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

- John 3: 16

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The Bible Society of Telangana

No. 79& 80, Opp: St. Philomena High School, New Bhoiguda
500 003

Tel: 040 27534017