Bahelia (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
174,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

How the mighty have fallen! The Bahelia people are now Dalits, but they were once high in the Hindu caste system and part of a powerful Rajput army. After a key defeat, they had to hide in the jungles, where they survived by catching birds and animals, honey extraction, all considered inferior jobs. Taking such jobs led to them losing their favorable caste status. Usually landless, many work as day laborers, though they have a tradition of making fans with peacock feathers and selling the birds they catch.

Modern India's development programs are greatly improving the lives of the Bahelia people. They are taking advantage of greater educational opportunities, and their literacy rate is improving, especially for boys. Their health care is also improving.

The Bahelia people live in Uttar Pradesh, a state where very few that follow Christ. They are virtually all Hindu.


Prayer Points

* Pray that God will send culturally-sensitive missionaries who will show them the way to the cross.


People Name General Bahelia (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Bahelia (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 174,000
World Population 176,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Ahuliya, Bahelia, Baheliya, Bahila, Baila, Bailia, Boila, Chirimar
People ID 16288
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: 13
Uttar Pradesh (133,000) Madhya Pradesh (19,000) West Bengal (12,000) Chhattisgarh (8,600)
Uttarakhand (1,100) Maharashtra (400) Delhi (300) Chandigarh (200)
Haryana (100) Punjab (60) Odisha (60) Tripura (30)
Himachal Pradesh (20)
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: 13
Uttar Pradesh (133,000) Madhya Pradesh (19,000)
West Bengal (12,000) Chhattisgarh (8,600)
Uttarakhand (1,100) Maharashtra (400)
Delhi (300) Chandigarh (200)
Haryana (100) Punjab (60)
Odisha (60) Tripura (30)
Himachal Pradesh (20)
Primary Language: Hindi (116,000 speakers)
Language Code: hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 13
Secondary Languages:
Kanauji (22,000) Bengali (11,000) Awadhi (10,000) Chhattisgarhi (5,300)
Bhojpuri (2,700) Bundeli (1,000) Kumaoni (600) Braj Bhasha (400)
Garhwali (400) Nimadi (100) Oriya (60) Pahari, Mahasu (20)
Primary Language: Hindi (116,000 speakers)
Language Code: hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 13
Secondary Languages:
Kanauji (22,000) Bengali (11,000)
Awadhi (10,000) Chhattisgarhi (5,300)
Bhojpuri (2,700) Bundeli (1,000)
Kumaoni (600) Braj Bhasha (400)
Garhwali (400) Nimadi (100)
Oriya (60) Pahari, Mahasu (20)
For Primary Language: Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
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Possible Print Bibles
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Hindi Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video A Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Aasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Coconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Haqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
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
Photo Source: Anonymous  
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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