Barwala, Hindu in India

Population

87,200

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey


Introduction / History

The Barwala people belong to a Dalit class in the northern part of India. They live in India's far northern state of Jammu and Kashmir.


What are Their Lives Like?

Most of them live in rural areas. Traditionally they have worked as village watchmen and messengers, overseeing the work of coolies, bearing torches and carrying palanquins at weddings. Today most of them are engaged in agriculture or as unskilled laborers. As far as their families are concerned the Barwalas live mainly in nuclear households. The oldest son becomes the head of the household. They allow for divorce and remarriage.


What are Their Beliefs?

Most if not all of the Barwala are Hindu.


Prayer Points

* Pray for the Barwala people to have a spiritual encounter with the Living Christ.



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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 Barwala, Hindu
People Name in Country Barwala, Hindu
ROP3 Code 111475
Joshua Project People ID 16339
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 87,200
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Barwar, Dalwatia, Mandla, Narwalia, Payaliya, Radha, Radhthiya, Sanjwal, Soniyal,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 36,875 Dogri 33,215 Panjabi, Eastern 9,150 Bhojpuri 4,935
Kanauji 1,005 Kashmiri 930 Awadhi 803 Bundeli 640
Garhwali 235 Nepali 230 Chambeali 180 Bhadrawahi 130
Kumaoni 120 Gujari 100 Ladakhi 10
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Barwala, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25g
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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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