Hadi in India



Population

1,123,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


I Am Guilty

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Introduction / History

Every morning Omika's husband and sons walk to a farmer's field while she joins an army of street sweepers. As a member of the Haddi community, she does her duty as a Dalit sweeper. She trudges to her section of a street. Cars whiz by. Auto-rickshaws putter. Bikes peddle. She walks stooped with her broom, swishing right to left. Clouds of dust rise as trash collects in a pile. She drags a large metal drum next to the garbage and deposits the sweepings into it. All morning long, six days a week, she repeats this routine.

As long as anyone can remember, Dalits have been consigned to jobs like street sweeping and leather work. But a change is coming for the Haddis. Omika has heard of a distant relative who has put her faith in Jesus. Both fear and curiosity stir within her. She fears leaving the Hindu religion of her ancestors. Trapped in a system of servitude, how can she abandon the ancestral way? Still, followers of Christ speak of equal acceptance and forgiveness. Can she risk exploring this foreign-sounding religion?


Prayer Points

* Pray that the Holy Spirit will give courage to thousands of Haddis who seek a better way of life.
* Pray that Indian believers will demonstrate that following Christ is not a foreign religion but an international faith.


Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-09-17
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-09-18
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-10-27
People Name General Hadi
People Name in Country Hadi
Population in India 1,123,000
World Population 1,185,000
Countries 3
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bansmali, Bhusan, Birbangshi, Brittal Bania, Chacchadi, Ghasi, Haddi, Hadi Santhan, Hari, Hari Santan
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Name General Hadi
Ethnic Code MSY50c
People ID 12027
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 21  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  27  (up to 20 largest shown)
West Bengal (669,000) Odisha (254,000) Bihar (140,000) Jharkhand (77,000)
Uttar Pradesh (10,000) Himachal Pradesh (2,800) Andaman and Nicobar (1,700) Chhattisgarh (1,700)
Meghalaya (1,700) Tripura (1,100) Assam (900) Madhya Pradesh (700)
Nagaland (700) Uttarakhand (600) Delhi (500) Manipur (300)
Arunachal Pradesh (300) Karnataka (200) Mizoram (200) Daman and Diu (200)
Total States on file:  27  (up to 20 largest shown)
West Bengal (669,000) Odisha (254,000)
Bihar (140,000) Jharkhand (77,000)
Uttar Pradesh (10,000) Himachal Pradesh (2,800)
Andaman and Nicobar (1,700) Chhattisgarh (1,700)
Meghalaya (1,700) Tripura (1,100)
Assam (900) Madhya Pradesh (700)
Nagaland (700) Uttarakhand (600)
Delhi (500) Manipur (300)
Arunachal Pradesh (300) Karnataka (200)
Mizoram (200) Daman and Diu (200)
Languages & Dialects on file:  29  (up to 20 largest shown)
Bengali (693,000) Oriya (232,000) Hindi (154,000) Bhojpuri (42,000)
Maithili (10,000) Santhali (5,600) Kui (2,700) Kurux (2,500)
Magahi (2,100) Kharia (1,900) Kangri (1,400) Mundari: Bhumij (1,300)
Assamese (900) Chhattisgarhi (700) Ho (400) Garhwali (400)
Mandeali (400) Powari (300) Angika (300) Panjabi, Eastern (300)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bengali 693,000 Oriya 232,000
Hindi 154,000 Bhojpuri 42,000
Maithili 10,000 Santhali 5,600
Kui 2,700 Kurux 2,500
Magahi 2,100 Kharia 1,900
Kangri 1,400 Mundari: Bhumij 1,300
Assamese 900 Chhattisgarhi 700
Ho 400 Garhwali 400
Mandeali 400 Powari 300
Angika 300 Panjabi, Eastern 300

For Main Lanugage: Bengali


Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1800-1980)
New Testament Yes   (1801-1984)
Complete Bible Yes   (1809-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bengali Bible stories Audio Recordings
Bengali Language Film Film / Video
Bible Visuals General
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Mussulmani-Bangla, Kitabul Mukkados Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Standard Bangla Common Language Text / Printed Matter
Bible: কিতাবুল মোকাদ্দস Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
Christ for the Nations Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Following Jesus (India) Film / Video
Four Spiritual Laws General
General Ministry Resources Film / Video
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
International Bible Society Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Bengali Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
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