Bania, Lad in India

Joshua Project has identified the Bania, Lad only in India

Population

164,000

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey


Introduction / History

"I am ruined!" said Rahul, a money-lending businessman of the Lad community of Gujarat, as he buried his head in his palm. Neetu, his young bride, stood in the background, as his father bellowed, "How can you lend such large sums of money to a scoundrel like Kataria?" "What are we going to do?" whimpered Rahul's mother as she covered her head with her saree palu that kept slipping to her shoulder. Neetu's heart ached for Rahul, who looked more desperate than she had ever seen him. She knew that she couldn't say a thing, primarily because her father-in-law yelled and stopped only to take in quick gasps of breath, and also because it was considered unbecoming for a young daughter-in-law to interject when an older member of the family was speaking.
Later that evening when Rahul and Neetu had a quiet moment alone, she told him that she remembered something that she had learned in the Christian boarding school where she once studied. "Whenever we told the nuns how disconcerted we were because of an upcoming exam, she would say, "Ask and you will receive," and then she would pray for us. Maybe we should do just that."


Prayer Points

Pray that all hardships faced by the Lad people will prepare their hearts to seek and find the Lord. Pray that the Lord will prepare missionaries to work among the Lad Banias.

References

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



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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 Bania, Lad
People Name in Country Bania, Lad
ROP3 Code 115160
Joshua Project People ID 19708
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 164,000
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Ambali, Khasie Lad, Koli Lad, Lad, Ladar, Ladik, Ladik. Ladar, Ladsi, Lajjhad, Theley Lad, Yellegar,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Gujarati 69,380 Hindi 37,660 Marathi 13,390 Konkani 5,050
Khandesi 4,550 Telugu 3,940 Marwari 3,770 Dhundari 3,420
Ahirani 1,220 Mewari 630 Nimadi 350 Bundeli 70
Kannada 60
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Rajasthan
People Name General Bania, Lad
Ethnic Code CNN25
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Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
96.84%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
3.16%
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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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl
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