Basith, Hindu in India

Joshua Project has identified the Basith, Hindu only in India

Population

28,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey


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
People Name in Country Basith, Hindu
Population in India 28,000
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bashishth Rajput
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Kashmiri
People Name General Basith, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25i
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes

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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kashmiri (21,000) Hindi (3,800) Gujari (2,300) Dogri (1,400)
Ladakhi (Unknown)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kashmiri 21,000 Hindi 3,800
Gujari 2,300 Dogri 1,400
Ladakhi 0
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1813-1954)
New Testament Yes   (1813-2000)
Complete Bible Yes   (1899-2005)
Category Resource
Audio Recordings General Ministry Resources
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Kashmiri
Film / Video Kashmiri Language Film
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
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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 %
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