Hadi in India


Population
1,180,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

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 1,180,000
World Population 1,239,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names Bansmali, Bhusan, Birbangshi, Brittal Bania, Chacchadi, Ghasi, Haddi, Hadi Santhan, Hari, Hari Santan
People ID 12027
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 27  (only 20 largest shown)
West Bengal (678,000) Odisha (258,000) Bihar (142,000) Jharkhand (78,000)
Uttar Pradesh (10,000) Himachal Pradesh (2,900) Assam (1,800) Andaman and Nicobar (1,800)
Chhattisgarh (1,700) Meghalaya (1,100) Tripura (900) Madhya Pradesh (700)
Nagaland (700) Uttarakhand (600) Delhi (500) Arunachal Pradesh (300)
Manipur (300) Karnataka (200) Mizoram (200) Daman and Diu (200)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 27  (only 20 largest shown)
West Bengal (678,000) Odisha (258,000)
Bihar (142,000) Jharkhand (78,000)
Uttar Pradesh (10,000) Himachal Pradesh (2,900)
Assam (1,800) Andaman and Nicobar (1,800)
Chhattisgarh (1,700) Meghalaya (1,100)
Tripura (900) Madhya Pradesh (700)
Nagaland (700) Uttarakhand (600)
Delhi (500) Arunachal Pradesh (300)
Manipur (300) Karnataka (200)
Mizoram (200) Daman and Diu (200)
Primary Language: Bengali (692,000 speakers)
Language Code: ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 29
Secondary Languages: (only 20 largest shown)
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) Assamese (1,700) Kangri (1,400) Mundari: Bhumij (1,300)
Chhattisgarhi (700) Ho (400) Garhwali (400) Mandeali (400)
Powari (300) Angika (300) Panjabi, Eastern (300) Awadhi (300)
Primary Language: Bengali (692,000 speakers)
Language Code: ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 29
Secondary Languages:
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) Assamese (1,700)
Kangri (1,400) Mundari: Bhumij (1,300)
Chhattisgarhi (700) Ho (400)
Garhwali (400) Mandeali (400)
Powari (300) Angika (300)
Panjabi, Eastern (300) Awadhi (300)
For Primary Language: Bengali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1800-1980)
New Testament Yes   (1801-1984)
Complete Bible Yes   (1809-2000)
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Bengali Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Bangla Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Mussolmani Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament- Common Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Bengali
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video General Ministry Resources
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video I Am Guilty (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Burning Heart (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)
General Bible Visuals
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
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
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