Bakad in India

Joshua Project has identified the Bakad only in India

Population

12,000

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: India Missions Association - Edited by Philipose Vaidyar


Introduction / History

The Bakad or Nador people live mainly in the Uttar Kannad district of Karnataka. The name Nador is an altered form of the term Nadavar, which means countrymen or natives of the land. Torke Nador and Uppu Nador are the two endogamous groups among the Nador, who have adopted Naik and Nayak as their titles respectively. The Nador have matrilineal clans such as, Ajjana, Ane, Chendi, Ganga, Hole, Hone, Nag, Shitti and Shiva, etc.

The Nador speak the Kannada language and use the Kannada script. Their staple food consists of rice, ragi and pulses. Monogamy is practiced among the Nador. They have vertically extended families. The Nador have a hereditary headman called Yajamana in their traditional caste council.

Agriculture and horticulture are the traditional occupations of the Nador. The Nador women participate in agricultural activities and animal husbandry. The Nador have a flair for wall and floor painting. They also perform folk-plays known as Yakshagana as a hobby.

Alternate names: Torke Nador, Uppu Nador


Prayer Points

* For the salvation of the Nador people and that God may send several Christian workers among them and meet their spiritual and physical needs.
* For developmental work among them and for vocational training for the under-privileged.



Profile Source: India Missions Association - Edited by Philipose Vaidyar Copyrighted ©: Yes Used with permission
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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 Bakad
People Name in Country Bakad
ROP3 Code 111458
Joshua Project People ID 16324
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 12,000
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Alwa, Ballal, Bant, Bhand, Bhandari, Bhillava, Bunt, Chauta, Hegde, Nadavaru, Nador, Navadaru, Semitha, Shetty, Torke Nador, Tulu Billava, Uppu Nador,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kannada 4,907 Konkani, Goan 2,430 Hindi 2,290 Gujarati 894
Marathi 860 Tulu 650 Malayalam 70 Mewari 49
Konkani 30 Telugu 9
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Kannada
People Name General Bakad
Ethnic Code CNN23a
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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%
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