Badhik in India

Joshua Project has identified the Badhik only in India






Largest Religion

Main Language



The Badhik traditionally hunted animals and trapped birds and sold them for their livelihood. At present, they are butchers and also engage in various types of agriculture. They offer their services for the ceremonial slaughter of animals. The Badhik place themselves among the Sudra in the varna order. They marry within the community. Being Hindu, they observe most of the Hindu festivals.

Ministry Obstacles

This small, low status caste probably has a low literacy rate, and virtually no access to the Gospel message.

Outreach Ideas

Please pray for workers who can communicate scripture stories orally in the languages spoken by the Badhik people.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

It is quite unlikely that any of the Badhik people know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Please pray the Lord will prepare the hearts of the people for the Gospel, then send Christian workers to them.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Uttar Pradesh, the home state of the Badhik people, is known as the home of Hinduism. Rural areas have few amenities, and the scale of human suffering is immense. Please pray for improved health care facilities throughout the state.

Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-09-05
Video Links:
A Pilgrimage
People Name General Badhik
People Name in Country Badhik
Population in India 16,000
World Population 16,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Hindu Kasai
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Badhik
Ethnic Code CNN25g
People ID 16274
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:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh (16,000) Uttarakhand (600)
Total States on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh (16,000) Uttarakhand (600)

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Enthologue Language Map

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Languages & Dialects on file:  6  (up to 20 largest shown)
Hindi (11,000) Awadhi (2,500) Kanauji (1,800) Garhwali (300)
Bhojpuri (200) Kumaoni (100)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 11,000 Awadhi 2,500
Kanauji 1,800 Garhwali 300
Bhojpuri 200 Kumaoni 100
For Primary Language: Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible Visuals General
Bible: Hindi Holy Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Hindi Holy Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
Christ for the Nations Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Film / Video
Following Jesus (India, JF Project) Film / Video
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
Hindi Bible Text / Printed Matter
Hindi Bible stories Audio Recordings
International Bible Society Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Hindi Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online Bible (Bibles India) Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
100.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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