Bawaria, Hindu in India

Population

228,000

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey


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)



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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 Bawaria, Hindu
People Name in Country Bawaria, Hindu
ROP3 Code 111483
Joshua Project People ID 16346
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 228,000
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Babri, Bauria, Bawari, Bhatti, Naribut,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 100,772 Panjabi, Eastern 66,975 Dhundari 17,960 Bagri 11,650
Marwari 10,130 Haryanvi 5,070 Shekhawati 4,880 Gujarati 4,200
Mewari 4,000 Bauria 1,278 Kanauji 660 Awadhi 380
Haroti 370 Kashmiri 270 Bengali 190 Garhwali 125
Bilaspuri 50 Mandeali 40 Malvi 40 Braj Bhasha 40
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster South Asian, other
People Name General Bawaria, Hindu
Ethnic Code AUG06a
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Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  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
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl
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