Brahman, Sakaldwipi in India

Population

519,000

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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The Sakaldwipi Brahman is a well-known community in Bihar and North India. They have two subdivisions, Mag and Bhojak. The Mag are superior to Bhojak. Almost all the Sakaldwipi own agricultural land in their villages which is tilled by landless laborers. They traditionally do not accept water and food from other communities, except other Brahman. Each Sakaldwipi family has its own deity, and ancestors are worshipped. Their sacred specialists are from their own community. As priests and astrologers, the Sakaldwipi Brahman have patron-client relationship with other communities.

Ministry Obstacles

The Brahman communities are often prideful, as they are at the top of the caste system. Pride is deadly, because humility is what God requires of a person. Also, low caste Christian workers find it difficult to approach the Brahman.


Outreach Ideas

There are Christian Brahman in other communities. Perhaps some will be led to the Sakaldwipi Brahman, sharing the person of Jesus with them. Pray for this to occur.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There likely are no Christians today among this Brahman group. None have reported themselves this way to the Indian census. However, pray for those who will someday come to Christ. Pray they will learn to walk in humility with their Savior and Lord.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray for the Brahman communities of India, that the Lord will show them in powerful ways their need for forgiveness of sin, and for power to live this life well. Both are found in the person and work of Jesus Christ.

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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 Brahman, Sakaldwipi
People Name in Country Brahman, Sakaldwipi
ROP3 Code 115755
Joshua Project People ID 19974
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 519,000
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Bhojak, Brahman Terai, Mag, Mihir,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 202,000 Telugu 140,000 Oriya 51,000 Bhojpuri 31,000
Bengali 27,000 Awadhi 17,000 Maithili 7,700 Assamese 3,700
Marwari 2,400 Kanauji 1,600 Magahi 1,300 Garhwali 1,200
Chhattisgarhi 800 Bagheli 500 Kumaoni 500 Marathi 10
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Name General Brahman, Sakaldwipi
Ethnic Code CNN25b
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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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