Bawaria, Hindu in India



Population

230,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


A Pilgrimage

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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.

References

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, Bawariya, Bhatti, Naribut
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:  13  (up to 20 largest shown)
Punjab (83,000) Rajasthan (64,000) Haryana (58,000) Delhi (11,000)
Uttar Pradesh (11,000) Gujarat (2,700) Chandigarh (500) Jammu and Kashmir (400)
Himachal Pradesh (300) Uttarakhand (200) Andaman and Nicobar (200) Maharashtra (50)
Dadra and Nagar Have (20)
Total States on file:  13  (up to 20 largest shown)
Punjab (83,000) Rajasthan (64,000)
Haryana (58,000) Delhi (11,000)
Uttar Pradesh (11,000) Gujarat (2,700)
Chandigarh (500) Jammu and Kashmir (400)
Himachal Pradesh (300) Uttarakhand (200)
Andaman and Nicobar (200) Maharashtra (50)
Dadra and Nagar Have (20)
Languages & Dialects on file:  26  (up to 20 largest 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

For Main Lanugage: Hindi


Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible Visuals General
Bible: Hindi Holy Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Hindi Holy Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
Christ for the Nations Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Film / Video
Following Jesus (India) Film / Video
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
Hindi Bible Text / Printed Matter
Hindi Bible stories Audio Recordings
International Bible Society Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Hindi Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online Bible (Bibles India) Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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