Bahelia, Hindu in India

Population

167,000

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey


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
People Name in Country Bahelia, Hindu
Population in India 167,000
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Ahuliya, Chirimar
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Bahelia, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25g
Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi (115,000) Kanauji (22,000) Bengali (11,000) Awadhi (10,000)
Chhattisgarhi (4,800) Bhojpuri (2,700) Bundeli (1,000) Kumaoni (600)
Bai, Southern (400) Garhwali (400) Nimadi (100) Oriya (60)
Braj Bhasha (30) Pahari, Mahasu (20)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 115,000 Kanauji 22,000
Bengali 11,000 Awadhi 10,000
Chhattisgarhi 4,800 Bhojpuri 2,700
Bundeli 1,000 Kumaoni 600
Bai, Southern 400 Garhwali 400
Nimadi 100 Oriya 60
Braj Bhasha 30 Pahari, Mahasu 20
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%
Photo Source: Anonymous
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl
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