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 9,500
World Population 9,500
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 (7,000) Karnataka (1,600) Maharashtra (700) Rajasthan (90)
Daman and Diu (30) Dadra and Nagar Have (30)
Total States on file:  6  (up to 20 largest shown)
Gujarat (7,000) Karnataka (1,600)
Maharashtra (700) Rajasthan (90)
Daman and Diu (30) Dadra and Nagar Have (30)

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Enthologue Language Map

Ethnolinguistic map from University of Texas or other map

Languages & Dialects on file:  18  (up to 20 largest shown)
Gujarati (6,100) Telugu (1,200) Marathi (900) Kachchi (400)
Hindi (300) Bhili (200) Kannada (200) Tamil (50)
Tulu (20) Khandesi (10) Urdu Gondi, Southern
Kolami, Northwestern Oriya Byangsi Konkani
Panjabi, Eastern Dhanki
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Gujarati 6,100 Telugu 1,200
Marathi 900 Kachchi 400
Hindi 300 Bhili 200
Kannada 200 Tamil 50
Tulu 20 Khandesi 10
Urdu 10 Gondi, Southern 10
Kolami, Northwestern 0 Oriya 0
Byangsi 0 Konkani
Panjabi, Eastern Dhanki
For Primary Language: Gujarati

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