Baori in India

Joshua Project has identified the Baori only in India






Largest Religion

Main Language



The Baori are described as a nomadic group, and have been associated with criminal activities in the past. This community has three occupational divisions: the Kapadia, who sell old and used garments; the Magnia, who subsist by begging; and the Chatnia, who beg and eat discarded food. According to their perception, the last group is socially inferior to the other two.

Ministry Obstacles

Because of their lifestyle, it may be difficult for Christian workers to make contact with the Baori people, and establish trust.

Outreach Ideas

Christians need to feel genuine compassion and concern for these people, and not be condescending. There may be opportunities to minister to the physical and material needs of the people.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

There may be no Christian believers today among the Baori community, but pray the ones that will soon come forth will be properly taught the truths of Scripture. Pray they will learn and practice the ways of Christ.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for these poor people to be able to properly provide for their families. Pray they will make schooling for their children a priority.

Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

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People Name General Baori
People Name in Country Baori
Population in India 381,000
World Population 381,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Babri, Banpari, Bauri, Bavri, Janglia, Sendmar, Van Baoria, Van Vagria
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster South Asian, other
People Name General Baori
Ethnic Code AUG06a
People ID 16326
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:  7  (up to 20 largest shown)
Rajasthan (377,000) Punjab (3,200) Gujarat (500) Maharashtra (300)
Madhya Pradesh (50) West Bengal (50) Jharkhand (20)
Total States on file:  7  (up to 20 largest shown)
Rajasthan (377,000) Punjab (3,200)
Gujarat (500) Maharashtra (300)
Madhya Pradesh (50) West Bengal (50)
Jharkhand (20)
Languages & Dialects on file:  14  (up to 20 largest shown)
Hindi (123,000) Bagri (87,000) Marwari (75,000) Merwari (45,000)
Dhundari (13,000) Panjabi, Eastern (11,000) Shekhawati (9,200) Mewari (7,600)
Bhili (1,200) Malvi (400) Haroti: Harauti (400) Gujarati (400)
Wagdi (30) Bengali (30)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 123,000 Bagri 87,000
Marwari 75,000 Merwari 45,000
Dhundari 13,000 Panjabi, Eastern 11,000
Shekhawati 9,200 Mewari 7,600
Bhili 1,200 Malvi 400
Haroti: Harauti 400 Gujarati 400
Wagdi 30 Bengali 30
For Primary Language: 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, JF Project) 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
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
100.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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