Bavcha in India

Joshua Project has identified the Bavcha only in India

Population

9,820

Christian

1.3%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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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.




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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 Bavcha
People Name in Country Bavcha
ROP3 Code 111481
Joshua Project People ID 16344
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 9,820
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Bamcha, Barcha, Bawachi,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Gujarati 6,719 Telugu 1,187 Marathi 890 Kachchi 435
Bhili 229 Hindi 224 Kannada 197 Tamil 47
Tulu 24 Khandesi 12 Oriya 10 Urdu 10
Gondi, Southern 8 Konkani 3 Dhanki 3 Kolami, Northwestern 2
Panjabi, Eastern 1 Byangsi 1
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Gujarati
People Name General Bavcha
Ethnic Code CNN25e
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Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.10%
Christianity
1.3%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
98.42%
Islam
0.08%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.10%
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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