Bawaria, Hindu in India






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

According to their own legends, the Bawaria people were once part of the powerful Hindu Rajput caste. During a fight between the Mughals and the Rajputs, a Bawaria individual foolishly polluted the bauli with cow's blood, which prevented the Rajputs from bringing their soldiers back from dead. When the Rajputs were defeated, the Bawarias were exiled to the jungle to spend their days eking out an existence by hunting and gathering. Worse yet, they were now outcastes, a huge step down from their former status. They still consider themselves to be Rajputs, but other communities would not agree, though they have higher status than most outcastes.
They were known to use a noose for hunting, so their name is derived from a word for noose. Some of them still make ropes, but they are much more likely to be farmers.

Where are they Located?

Most of them live in the Indian states of Rajasthan, Punjab, and Delhi.

What are Their Beliefs?

Most are Hindus, though there are a smaller number Muslims and Sikhs among them. We know of no followers of Christ among this community that believes in the power of evil spirits, charms, amulets, and magic.

Prayer Points

Pray for the Lord to draw the Bawaria people into His Kingdom through the supernatural work of the Holy Spirit.


Some information from "The Scheduled Castes" K. S. Singh, ed. Oxford University Press, USA (1994)

People Name General Bawaria, Hindu
People Name in Country Bawaria, Hindu
Population in India 230,000
World Population 231,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Babri, Bauria, Bawari, Bhatti, Naribut
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster South Asian, other
People Name General Bawaria, Hindu
Ethnic Code AUG06a
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution rankinging, )
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi (101,000) Panjabi, Eastern (67,000) Dhundari (18,000) Bagri (12,000)
Marwari (5,600) Haryanvi (5,100) Shekhawati (4,900) Merwari (4,500)
Gujarati (4,200) Mewari (4,000) Bauria (1,300) Kanauji (700)
Awadhi (400) Haroti: Harauti (400) Kashmiri (300) Bengali (200)
Garhwali (100) Bilaspuri (50) Mandeali (40) Malvi (40)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 101,000 Panjabi, Eastern 67,000
Dhundari 18,000 Bagri 12,000
Marwari 5,600 Haryanvi 5,100
Shekhawati 4,900 Merwari 4,500
Gujarati 4,200 Mewari 4,000
Bauria 1,300 Kanauji 700
Awadhi 400 Haroti: Harauti 400
Kashmiri 300 Bengali 200
Garhwali 100 Bilaspuri 50
Mandeali 40 Malvi 40
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Category 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
Printed Matter Christ for the Nations
Scripture Bibles, Bible League

Major Religion Percent
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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
100.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
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