Bedia, Hindu in Nepal

Population

12,200

Christian

0.08%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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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.

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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.
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People Name General Bedia, Hindu
People Name in Country Bedia, Hindu
ROP3 Code 111509
Joshua Project People ID 16367
Indigenous Yes
Population in Nepal 12,200
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group 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,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bhojpuri 6,536 Nepali 5,194 Awadhi 720 Maithili 130
Hindi 120
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Bedia, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25g
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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%
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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