Bedia, Hindu in India

Population

519,000

Christian

0.08%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Joshua Project


Introduction

One source considers "Bediya" to be the generic name of a number of vagrant, gypsy-like groups. Traditionally, a large section of the Bedia were reported to be earning a livelihood from prostitution and dancing, however, this has largely been discontinued. The Bedia worship deities like Thakur, Shiva, Parvati, Hanuman, Chamunda, Kali and Sitala and Khermata (a local deity).


Ministry Obstacles

Giving up allegiance to personal deities may be threatening.


Outreach Ideas

Christians need to emphasize the person and work of Jesus to the Bedia community, showing his goodness to them.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray the few followers of Jesus among the Bedia will have pastors and teachers to help them grow to become faithful disciples. Pray they will be taught accurately and well.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Bedia will make schooling a priority for their children, and will be able to improve their standard of living.

Profile Source: Joshua Project

People Name General Bedia, Hindu
People Name in Country Bedia, Hindu
Population in India 519,000
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Abdal, Abdul, Badia, Bedda, Bedia Kudmi, Bediya, Benia, Berai, Berani, Beria, Bhantu, Bhedyargaderi, Chhoto Bedia, Dafali, Hashmi Saudagar, Mangal, Osthan, Paturia, San Bedia, San Kudmi
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Bedia, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25g
Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 378,000 Bengali 60,000 Awadhi 21,000 Bhojpuri 20,000
Santhali 13,000 Kanauji 6,200 Marathi 2,800 Garhwali 2,200
Oriya 2,200 Bundeli 1,400 Bagheli 1,300 Mundari 1,300
Marwari 1,200 Dhundari 900 Panjabi, Eastern 900 Mewari 900
Kumaoni 800 Munda 700 Ho 600 Merwari 500
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 378,000 Bengali 60,000
Awadhi 21,000 Bhojpuri 20,000
Santhali 13,000 Kanauji 6,200
Marathi 2,800 Garhwali 2,200
Oriya 2,200 Bundeli 1,400
Bagheli 1,300 Mundari 1,300
Marwari 1,200 Dhundari 900
Panjabi, Eastern 900 Mewari 900
Kumaoni 800 Munda 700
Ho 600 Merwari 500
Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.08%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
98.07%
Islam
0.01%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
1.84%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International
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