Bedia, Hindu in Nepal

Population

11,300

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 Nepal 11,300
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown 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 Nepal
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country Kapilbastu District of Lumbini Zone, and Banke and Bardiya districts of Bheri Zone.
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bhojpuri (6,500) Nepali (5,200) Awadhi (700) Maithili (100)
Hindi (100)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bhojpuri 6,500 Nepali 5,200
Awadhi 700 Maithili 100
Hindi 100
Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.08%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
99.53%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.39%
Photo Source: Rachel Flynn
Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International
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