Hadi in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Subgroups: 10

Subgroup Name Population
Mehtar 99,000
Dasnami 40,000
Chachati 3,600
Relli 3,500
Sudha 3,500
Kantra Unknown
Bomunia Unknown
Haridhania Unknown
Mahapurusia Unknown
Sakta Unknown

Introduction / History

Every morning Omika's husband and sons walk to a farmer's field while she joins an army of street sweepers. As a member of the Haddi community, she does her duty as a Dalit sweeper. She trudges to her section of a street. Cars whiz by. Auto-rickshaws putter. Bikes peddle. She walks stooped with her broom, swishing right to left. Clouds of dust rise as trash collects in a pile. She drags a large metal drum next to the garbage and deposits the sweepings into it. All morning long, six days a week, she repeats this routine.

As long as anyone can remember, Dalits have been consigned to jobs like street sweeping and leather work. But a change is coming for the Haddis. Omika has heard of a distant relative who has put her faith in Jesus. Both fear and curiosity stir within her. She fears leaving the Hindu religion of her ancestors. Trapped in a system of servitude, how can she abandon the ancestral way? Still, followers of Christ speak of equal acceptance and forgiveness. Can she risk exploring this foreign-sounding religion?


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Hadi in India.

* Pray that the Holy Spirit will give courage to thousands of Haddis who seek a better way of life.
* Pray that Indian believers will demonstrate that following Christ is not a foreign religion but an international faith.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-09-17
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-09-18
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-10-27
People Name General Hadi
People Name in Country Hadi
World Population 1,057,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 20
Alternate Names Bansmali, Bhusan, Birbangshi, Brittal Bania, Chacchadi, Ghasi, Haddi, Hadi Santhan, Hari, Hari Santan, हादी
People ID 12027
ROP3 Code 103627
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Group Hadi
Ethnic Code MSY50c
Total Subgroups 10
  Mehtar 99,000
  Dasnami 40,000
  Chachati 3,600
  Relli 3,500
  Sudha 3,500
  Kantra 50
  Bomunia 30
  Haridhania 30
  Mahapurusia 30
  Sakta 30
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 27
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
West Bengal
443,000
Odisha
254,000
Bihar
204,000
Jharkhand
78,000
Uttar Pradesh
3,800
Himachal Pradesh
2,900
Assam
2,100
Andaman and Nicobar
1,800
Chhattisgarh
1,600
Meghalaya
1,400
Tripura
900
Madhya Pradesh
700
Nagaland
700
Uttarakhand
600
Delhi
500
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 27  (only 20 largest shown)
  West Bengal 443,000
  Odisha 254,000
  Bihar 204,000
  Jharkhand 78,000
  Uttar Pradesh 3,800
  Himachal Pradesh 2,900
  Assam 2,100
  Andaman and Nicobar 1,800
  Chhattisgarh 1,600
  Meghalaya 1,400
  Tripura 900
  Madhya Pradesh 700
  Nagaland 700
  Uttarakhand 600
  Delhi 500
Website South Asia Peoples

Primary Language:  Bengali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1800-1980)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1801-1984)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1809-2000)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Bangla Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Mussolmani Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament- Common Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Bengali
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video I Am Guilty (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Burning Heart (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.08 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.51 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.40 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.02 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2019  Isudas  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.