Badaik in India

Population

98,600

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey


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.



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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 Badaik
People Name in Country Badaik
ROP3 Code 111400
Joshua Project People ID 16275
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 98,600
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Badak, Badik, Baraik, Bharaik, Sardar, Surajbansi,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Sadri 41,955 Bengali 25,905 Hindi 18,919 Oriya 12,895
Chhattisgarhi 50
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Name General Badaik
Ethnic Code CNN25c
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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%
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl
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