Basith (Hindu traditions) in India

Joshua Project has identified the Basith (Hindu traditions) only in India
Population
29,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Basith people are mainly farmers, and most of them live in Jammu and Kashmir. They are Hindu, but not vegetarian. The men drink alcohol, which they buy at local markets. Never the less, they worship any Hindu gods, as well as their own clan deities. Relationships between men and women are slightly unusual. When there is a divorce, the man is responsible for the children. Daughters share in parental inheritance that usually only goes to sons. Women contribute to the family income by doing odd jobs, and enjoy equal status with men. Basith couples prefer small families with only about three children. Though the Basith speak a Pahari language with one another, they usually also speak Hindi or Urdu as a trade language with outsiders.
Pray for Pahari, Hindi, and Urdu materials to find their way into Basith communities. Pray for believers to use drama and storying techniques to teach them biblical messages.


References

Some information from "The Scheduled Castes" K. S. Singh, ed. Oxford University Press, USA (1994)


People Name General Basith (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Basith (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 29,000
World Population 29,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Asithi, Bashishth Rajput
People ID 16528
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 1
Jammu and Kashmir (29,000)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 1
Jammu and Kashmir (29,000)

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Primary Language: Kashmiri (19,000 speakers)
Language Code: kas   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 5
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (3,800) Dogri (3,400) Gujari (2,300) Ladakhi
Primary Language: Kashmiri (19,000 speakers)
Language Code: kas   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 5
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (3,800) Dogri (3,400)
Gujari (2,300) Ladakhi (0)
For Primary Language: Kashmiri

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1813-1954)
New Testament Yes   (1813-2000)
Complete Bible Yes   (1899-2005)
 
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings General Ministry Resources
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Kashmiri
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Kashmiri
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Forgiver (Indigitube.tv)
General Got Questions Ministry
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
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 Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
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