Hadi in India


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* Data can be from various sources including official census, agencies, and local research. Data from these sources can sometimes differ even by orders of magnitude. Joshua Project attempts to present a conservative, balanced estimate.

Introduction / History

The Hadis are a low class sweeper community. They have always held this low status position. They live all throughout eastern India.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Hadi people have few options for jobs. Not many can get an adequate education to get beyond menial work.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Hadi people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews.

Almost all Hindus participate in yearly celebrations like Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring / Diwali, the festival of lights / Navratri, the celebration of autumn / and Rama Navami, Rama's birthday.


What Are Their Needs?

The Hadi people need to put their hope in the King of kings, realizing that he is the one who gives them worth and dignity.


Prayer Points

Pray that the Holy Spirit will give courage to thousands of Hadi to seek and find the only savior, Jesus Christ, who gives dignity to all peoples.

Pray that Indian believers will demonstrate that following Christ is not a foreign religion but an international faith.

Pray for the Holy Spirit to thrust out loving workers to the Hadi people.


Scripture Prayers for the Hadi in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Hadi
People Name in Country Hadi
Pronunciation HAH-dee
Alternate Names Bansmali; Bhusan; Birbangshi; Brittal Bania; Chacchadi; Ghasi; Haddi; Hadi Santhan; Hari; Hari Santan; हादी
Population this Country 1,173,000
Population all Countries 1,260,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 23
People ID 12027
ROP3 Code 103627
ROP25 Code 302985
ROP25 Name Hari / Hadi
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 27
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
West Bengal
524,000
Odisha
273,000
Bihar
241,000
Jharkhand
102,000
Uttar Pradesh
4,500
Himachal Pradesh
3,400
Assam
2,800
Andaman and Nicobar
2,100
Chhattisgarh
2,000
Meghalaya
1,600
Tripura
1,000
Madhya Pradesh
900
Nagaland
800
Gujarat
800
Delhi
600
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Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 27  (only 20 largest shown)
  West Bengal 524,000
  Odisha 273,000
  Bihar 241,000
  Jharkhand 102,000
  Uttar Pradesh 4,500
  Himachal Pradesh 3,400
  Assam 2,800
  Andaman and Nicobar 2,100
  Chhattisgarh 2,000
  Meghalaya 1,600
  Tripura 1,000
  Madhya Pradesh 900
  Nagaland 800
  Gujarat 800
  Delhi 600
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.07 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.48 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.43 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.02 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Bengali (461,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 27
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Odia
217,000
Hindi
185,000
Maithili
74,000
Bhojpuri
33,000
Magahi
3,000
Assamese
2,000
Kangri
1,400
Angika
800
Mandeali
400
Kui (India)
300
Punjabi, Eastern
300
Garhwali
300
Santhali
300
Kurux
300
Chhattisgarhi
200
Primary Language Bengali (461,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 27
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Odia 217,000
  Hindi 185,000
  Maithili 74,000
  Bhojpuri 33,000
  Magahi 3,000
  Assamese 2,000
  Kangri 1,400
  Angika 800
  Mandeali 400
  Kui (India) 300
  Punjabi, Eastern 300
  Garhwali 300
  Santhali 300
  Kurux 300
  Chhattisgarhi 200
People Groups Speaking Bengali

Primary Language:  Bengali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1800-1980)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1801-1984)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1809-2022)
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