Bavcha in India

Joshua Project has identified the Bavcha only in India







Largest Religion

Main Language


Profile Source: Anonymous

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 9,890
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bamcha, Barcha, Bawachi
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Gujarati
People Name General Bavcha
Ethnic Code CNN25e
Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes

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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Gujarati (6,700) Telugu (1,200) Marathi (900) Kachchi (400)
Bhili (200) Hindi (200) Kannada (200) Tamil (50)
Tulu (20) Khandesi (10) Oriya (Unknown) Urdu (Unknown)
Gondi, Southern (Unknown) Konkani (Unknown) Dhanki (Unknown) Kolami, Northwestern (Unknown)
Panjabi, Eastern (Unknown) Byangsi (Unknown)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Gujarati 6,700 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
Largest Religion Hinduism
1.3%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
Other / Small
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