Bavcha in India

Joshua Project has identified the Bavcha only in India






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Bavcha community is a small people group living and struggling for status and identity in a world that is quickly developing and advancing.

They are mostly found in Gujarat and in Maharastra.

They are a very brave and bold people who arrived with Peshwa, the de facto leader of the Maratha empire, in 1757 from Poona.

Where Are they Located?

They are mostly found in Vadodara, Ahmedabad, Amareli, Hapa, Jamnagar, Patan(Guj) mostly in what was the Baroda State from 1757 in a security service status.

What Are Their Lives Like?

With the end of Gayakwad State life became a struggle for their families and their identity. They have their own unique tribal culture and beliefs. They have nothing for themselves in regard to land and property which they can claim for themselves.

What Are Their Beliefs?

They follow ancient beliefs about a goddess. They see deity in nature and in the culture found in each creature by birth.

What Are Their Needs?

There is a constant struggle to keep their identity. There is a real lack of shelter from the elements as well as from outside interference with their way of life. They lack land and property to call their own.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Bavcha
People Name in Country Bavcha
Population in India 9,900
World Population 9,900
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bamcha, Barcha, Bavecha, Bavuri, Bawachi, Bawarchi, Bhatiara, Boyi, Khodalo, Vavuri
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Gujarati
People Name General Bavcha
Ethnic Code CNN25e
People ID 16344
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:  6  (up to 20 largest shown)
Gujarat (7,700) Karnataka (1,600) Maharashtra (700) Rajasthan (90)
Daman and Diu (10) Dadra and Nagar Have (10)
Total States on file:  6  (up to 20 largest shown)
Gujarat (7,700) Karnataka (1,600)
Maharashtra (700) Rajasthan (90)
Daman and Diu (10) Dadra and Nagar Have (10)

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Enthologue Language Map

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Languages & Dialects on file:  18  (up to 20 largest shown)
Gujarati (6,800) Telugu (1,200) Marathi (900) Kachchi (400)
Bhili (200) Hindi (200) Kannada (200) Tamil (50)
Tulu (20) Khandesi (10) Oriya Urdu
Gondi, Southern Konkani Dhanki Kolami, Northwestern
Panjabi, Eastern Byangsi
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Gujarati 6,800 Telugu 1,200
Marathi 900 Kachchi 400
Bhili 200 Hindi 200
Kannada 200 Tamil 50
Tulu 20 Khandesi 10
Oriya 10 Urdu 10
Gondi, Southern 10 Konkani 0
Dhanki 0 Kolami, Northwestern 0
Panjabi, Eastern 0 Byangsi 0

For Main Lanugage: Gujarati

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1809-1965)
New Testament Yes   (1820-1985)
Complete Bible Yes   (1823-2005)
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Gujarati
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Fathers Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
0.10 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
1.30 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
98.42 %
0.08 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.10 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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