Bahelia, Hindu in India



Population

174,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


A Pilgrimage

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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 174,000
World Population 176,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Ahuliya, Bahelia, Baheliya, Bahila, Baila, Bailia, Boila, Chirimar
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Bahelia, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25g
People ID 16288
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:  13  (up to 20 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh (133,000) Madhya Pradesh (19,000) West Bengal (12,000) Chhattisgarh (8,600)
Uttarakhand (1,100) Maharashtra (400) Delhi (300) Haryana (100)
Chandigarh (70) Punjab (60) Odisha (60) Tripura (30)
Himachal Pradesh (20)
Total States on file:  13  (up to 20 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh (133,000) Madhya Pradesh (19,000)
West Bengal (12,000) Chhattisgarh (8,600)
Uttarakhand (1,100) Maharashtra (400)
Delhi (300) Haryana (100)
Chandigarh (70) Punjab (60)
Odisha (60) Tripura (30)
Himachal Pradesh (20)
Languages & Dialects on file:  13  (up to 20 largest shown)
Hindi (116,000) 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)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 116,000 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 Main Lanugage: 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) 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
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
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source: Anonymous  
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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