Barad, Hindu traditions in India

Joshua Project has identified the Barad, Hindu traditions only in India






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Barad people are also called the Barar, the Burar or the Berar. Most live in Himachal Pradesh, a state in northern India where less than one in a thousand has put their faith in Christ.

Traditionally these rural people have made winnowing fans and grass mats. Some beg for a living. Their literacy rate is extremely low, even by the standards of the developing world. They give women equal status to men. Unlike many people groups in India, they do not practice child marriage; they are much more likely to marry as teenagers.

These Hindus worship and propitiate the gods of Hinduism and their own family and clan gods.

Pray that the Barad people will put all of their faith in the God who created them.

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People Name General Barad, Hindu traditions
People Name in Country Barad, Hindu traditions
Population in India 13,000
World Population 13,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Barahar, Barar, Bard, Berar, Burar
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Barad, Hindu traditions
Ethnic Code CNN25g
People ID 16327
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:  5  (up to 20 largest shown)
Madhya Pradesh (7,300) Himachal Pradesh (5,800) Punjab (70) Haryana (20)
Chandigarh (20)
Total States on file:  5  (up to 20 largest shown)
Madhya Pradesh (7,300) Himachal Pradesh (5,800)
Punjab (70) Haryana (20)
Chandigarh (20)

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Ethnolinguistic map from University of Texas or other map

Languages & Dialects on file:  10  (up to 20 largest shown)
Hindi (8,100) Kangri (1,600) Panjabi, Eastern (1,000) Bilaspuri (800)
Bundeli (600) Pahari, Mahasu (300) Mandeali (200) Chambeali (80)
Sirmauri (80) Pahari, Kullu (70)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 8,100 Kangri 1,600
Panjabi, Eastern 1,000 Bilaspuri 800
Bundeli 600 Pahari, Mahasu 300
Mandeali 200 Chambeali 80
Sirmauri 80 Pahari, Kullu 70
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
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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
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Ethnic Religions
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100.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
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Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
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