Badhai, Muslim in Nepal



Population

3,500

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


The Burning Heart

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Introduction / History

The Badhai name comes from the Sanskrit vardhna which means 'cutting'. The Badhais believe that their name comes from Lord Vishwakarma who created two people groups: the cutters of wood, or Badhai people and the workers of iron, or Lohar people. Of the more than 6 million Badhai in South Asia about 10 percent (or 600,000) are Muslims. Most of those Badhai Muslims live in Uttar Pradesh but others are scattered through north India, Nepal and Pakistan.


What are Their Lives Like?

As mentioned above the Badhai are traditionally wood-cutters and carpenters. Today carpentry is still common though some have acquired land and are involved in agriculture. The men have a custom of wearing the dhoti, a baniyan shirt and a red cloth, or gamcha, over the shoulder. They are not vegetarian and prefer rice and wheat as staple grains. The small Badhai population in Nepal that are found mainly in Rapti, Bheri and Sagarmatha zones are primarily Nepali speaking but also use Urdu, Bhojpuri and Maithili. Though most Badhai are Hindus the smaller Nepali Badhai are nearly all Sunni Muslims.


What are Their Needs?

From the carpentry origins, lets pray that Jesus, the prophet and carpenter, can be proclaimed in this lost community of Muslims. There are no known believers among this group. May woodworking Christians and other believers gain a burden for this group of people!



Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-09-19
People Name General Badhai, Muslim
People Name in Country Badhai, Muslim
Population in Nepal 3,500
World Population 628,000
Countries 4
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Badhai, Barahai, Barai, Barariswabrahma, Barariswakarma, Barhi, Bariswakarma, Barjib, Bharai, Chhan, Chourasia, Jangid Brahman, Khati, Kolash, Lote, Mistri, Najjar, Panchal, Saifi, Sharmaji, Sutar, Tarkhan, Thakur, Viswakarma
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Punjabi
People Name General Badhai, Muslim
Ethnic Code CNN25r
People ID 16333
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file:  6  (up to 20 largest shown)
Rapti (1,600) Bheri (900) Sagarmatha (800) Lumbini (500)
Kosi (100) Bagmati (20)
Total States on file:  6  (up to 20 largest shown)
Rapti (1,600) Bheri (900)
Sagarmatha (800) Lumbini (500)
Kosi (100) Bagmati (20)
Languages & Dialects on file:  5  (up to 20 largest shown)
Nepali (1,500) Bhojpuri (900) Urdu (700) Maithili (700)
Awadhi (200)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Nepali 1,500 Bhojpuri 900
Urdu 700 Maithili 700
Awadhi 200
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1850-1961)
New Testament Yes   (1821-2010)
Complete Bible Yes   (1914-2004)
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings General Ministry Resources
Audio Recordings Nepali Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Nepali
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter International Bible Society
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
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