Basor in India

Joshua Project has identified the Basor only in India






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Introduction / History

"Lal Kriya, come quick!" The familiar call caused the slender, sari-clad woman to put her basket weaving aside, gather her kit and respond as midwife to another village birth. She hoped the mother was not so young this time, since child marriage is the way of life in her community. She also hoped that the mother isn't addicted to alcohol as many Basor people are, a situation that often leads to serious problems at birth.

The Basor people live primarily in Uttar Pradesh. The Basor are generally clustered on the outskirts of a city where they can ply their traditional trade of basket making and bamboo working. The women serve as midwives to the villagers. Lal or Ram are joined with the given name to signify they are of the Basor caste.

Prayer Points

* Pray that the hearts of Basor people of Uttar Pradesh will be softened and opened to the gospel.
* Pray that the futility of Hinduism would finally dawn on them and they would see the true path to hope and eternal salvation through Christ.
* Pray that alcoholism would have no power in this community and that the ancient traditions that keep the Basors in bondage would be broken.
* Pray that believers would be called to proclaim the hope of Jesus in this hopeless place.

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-09-14
People Name General Basor
People Name in Country Basor
Population in India 968,000
World Population 968,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Aarkhel, Bansar, Bansodi, Bansor, Bansphor, Barahar, Baraul, Barid, Barud, Barul, Basar, Bashphor, Baskar, Basod, Basor, Bharud, Burud, Burul, Dhamuk, Dumar, Gachha, Gauriga, Gavara, Gochaki, Kanam, Kooda Piraravega, Madari, Mahendra, Meda, Medar, Medara Kulam, Medari, Murakkara, Rudia, Vaduga, Vanjha Vankar, Vanza, Vedakkara, Wansfoda
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Basor
Ethnic Code CNN25g
People ID 16340
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  16  (up to 20 largest shown)
Madhya Pradesh (311,000) Uttar Pradesh (184,000) Tamil Nadu (147,000) Telangana (106,000)
Rajasthan (70,000) Karnataka (59,000) Maharashtra (57,000) Gujarat (20,000)
Chhattisgarh (19,000) Kerala (2,200) Goa (600) Odisha (500)
Uttarakhand (400) Daman and Diu (300) Delhi (200) Dadra and Nagar Have (80)
Total States on file:  16  (up to 20 largest shown)
Madhya Pradesh (311,000) Uttar Pradesh (184,000)
Tamil Nadu (147,000) Telangana (106,000)
Rajasthan (70,000) Karnataka (59,000)
Maharashtra (57,000) Gujarat (20,000)
Chhattisgarh (19,000) Kerala (2,200)
Goa (600) Odisha (500)
Uttarakhand (400) Daman and Diu (300)
Delhi (200) Dadra and Nagar Have (80)
Languages & Dialects on file:  25  (up to 20 largest shown)
Hindi (455,000) Tamil (145,000) Telugu (106,000) Kannada (55,000)
Marathi (49,000) Marwari (34,000) Bundeli (31,000) Gujarati (19,000)
Chhattisgarhi (14,000) Merwari (12,000) Bagheli (4,800) Konkani (4,100)
Dhundari (1,900) Bhojpuri (1,800) Malayalam (1,400) Shekhawati (1,000)
Malvi (900) Kanauji (800) Konkani, Goan (500) Nimadi (400)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 455,000 Tamil 145,000
Telugu 106,000 Kannada 55,000
Marathi 49,000 Marwari 34,000
Bundeli 31,000 Gujarati 19,000
Chhattisgarhi 14,000 Merwari 12,000
Bagheli 4,800 Konkani 4,100
Dhundari 1,900 Bhojpuri 1,800
Malayalam 1,400 Shekhawati 1,000
Malvi 900 Kanauji 800
Konkani, Goan 500 Nimadi 400
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Hindi 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 Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
General Bible Visuals
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
General Ravi Zacharias
General Yeshu Samaj
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Hindi Holy Bible

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.01 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
99.96 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.04 %
0.00 %
Photo Source: Anonymous  
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
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