Badaik in India






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Badaik people are also called Chik and Chik-Bakaik. Like many dalit groups, the Badaiks are not vegetarian. They eat mutton, chicken, fish, eggs, as well as their staple, rice.

Until 1960, the Badaiks were dependent on weaving for their livelihood, but today many are engaged in agricultural work, though most are involved with industrial labor. Despite large-scale occupational mobility, they have retained their traditional crafts, such as weaving, spinning, basketry, carpentry, pottery, thread-making, etc. They have not made significant gains in education. As India industrializes, the Badaik people have benefited from health services, roads, electricity, and better drinking water.

What are Their Beliefs?

Badaik religious practices draw from both Hinduism and Animistic practices. They call their community priests "pahan," and draw them from two other ethnic communities. Their Hindu worship is mostly devoted to Shiva, one of Hinduism’s main three gods.

Prayer Points

Pray that the Badaik people will soon see the light of Christ, and forsake all others.

People Name General Badaik
People Name in Country Badaik
Population in India 99,300
World Population 101,000
Countries 4
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Badak, Badik, Baraik, Bharaik, Sardar, Surajbansi
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Name General Badaik
Ethnic Code CNN25c
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution rankinging, )
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Sadri (42,000) Bengali (26,000) Hindi (19,000) Oriya (13,000)
Chhattisgarhi (50)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Sadri 42,000 Bengali 26,000
Hindi 19,000 Oriya 13,000
Chhattisgarhi 50
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1907-1919)
New Testament Yes   (1931-1986)
Complete Bible No
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Sadri
Scripture World Missionary Press Booklets

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 %
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
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