Hadi in India

Population

1,116,000

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey


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.



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Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country
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People Name General Hadi
People Name in Country Hadi
ROP3 Code 103627
Joshua Project People ID 12027
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 1,116,000
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Bansmali, Bhusan, Birbangshi, Chacchadi, Ghasi, Haddi, Hadi Santhan, Hari,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bengali 692,205 Oriya 231,510 Hindi 153,641 Bhojpuri 41,710
Maithili 10,460 Santhali 5,550 Kui 2,660 Kurux 2,470
Magahi 2,130 Kharia 1,910 Mundari: Bhumij 1,330 Kangri 1,200
Assamese 910 Chhattisgarhi 680 Ho 410 Garhwali 410
Mandeali 360 Angika 300 Panjabi, Eastern 290 Awadhi 270
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Name General Hadi
Ethnic Code MSY50c
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Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  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
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl
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