Baria, Hindu in India

Population

292,000

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Joshua Project


The Baria are a community primarily in Gujarat, but are also in other states. Mainly a landowning community, agriculture is the traditional as well as present-day occupation of the Baria. Social control is regulated by their caste council. Property is equally divided among the sons, while the house is inherited by the youngest son of the family. Baria women work in the fields and forests, and as laborers in road construction work to supplement the family income. Women wear a golden armlet (kada) and apply spangle (tikki) on their forehead as marriage symbols. Baria worship clan deities on important occasions. They visit shrines and temples of Hindu gods and goddesses and celebrate Janmashtami, Holi, Dhuleti, Raksha Bandhan, Diwasa, Dussehra, Diwali, etc.

Ministry Obstacles

Spiritual opposition can be expected as Jesus is presented. Workers need to be prayerfully prepared for this.


Outreach Ideas

Perhaps Christian workers in other communities will be led to take the good news of Christ to the Baria. Pray they will be obedient to this leading.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are probably no followers of Jesus today among the Baria. Pray the Lord will begin to stir the hearts of many in this community to know the creator God.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Baria will soon be set completely free from superstition and the worship of created things. Spiritual matters are spiritually understood, therefore, pray for the Lord's Spirit to grant understanding.

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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 Baria, Hindu
People Name in Country Baria, Hindu
ROP3 Code 111698
Joshua Project People ID 16523
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 292,000
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Baurasi, Beria, Beriah, Boria, Buriro, Koli Baria, Thakarda,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Gujarati 221,036 Hindi 56,474 Awadhi 9,890 Konkani 3,150
Kanauji 2,210 Saurashtra 1,755 Bhojpuri 1,050 Garhwali 335
Kumaoni 215 Bundeli 160 Marathi 130 Nimadi 130
Bagheli 90 Braj Bhasha 40
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Gujarati
People Name General Baria, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25e
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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%
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