Hadi in India


Population
1,161,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

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

* 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.


Prayer / Resource Links:
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
Population in India 1,161,000
World Population 1,219,200
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 23
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Bansmali, Bhusan, Birbangshi, Brittal Bania, Chacchadi, Ghasi, Haddi, Hadi Santhan, Hari, Hari Santan, हादी
People ID 12027
ROP3 Code 103627
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 27
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
West Bengal
(670,000)
Odisha
(251,000)
Bihar
(139,000)
Jharkhand
(76,000)
Uttar Pradesh
(10,000)
Himachal Pradesh
(2,800)
Andaman and Nicobar
(1,700)
Assam
(1,700)
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 South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 27  (only 20 largest shown)
  West Bengal (670,000)
  Odisha (251,000)
  Bihar (139,000)
  Jharkhand (76,000)
  Uttar Pradesh (10,000)
  Himachal Pradesh (2,800)
  Andaman and Nicobar (1,700)
  Assam (1,700)
  Chhattisgarh (1,600)
  Meghalaya (1,400)
  Tripura (900)
  Madhya Pradesh (700)
  Nagaland (700)
  Uttarakhand (600)
  Delhi (500)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (677,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 28
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Odia
(229,000)
Hindi
(182,000)
Bhojpuri
(42,000)
Maithili
(11,000)
Magahi
(3,100)
Santhali
(2,300)
Assamese
(1,600)
Kui
(1,500)
Kurux
(1,500)
Kangri
(1,400)
Chhattisgarhi
(700)
Garhwali
(400)
Mandeali
(400)
Powari
(300)
Angika
(300)
People Groups Speaking Bengali
Primary Language Bengali (677,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 28
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Odia (229,000)
  Hindi (182,000)
  Bhojpuri (42,000)
  Maithili (11,000)
  Magahi (3,100)
  Santhali (2,300)
  Assamese (1,600)
  Kui (1,500)
  Kurux (1,500)
  Kangri (1,400)
  Chhattisgarhi (700)
  Garhwali (400)
  Mandeali (400)
  Powari (300)
  Angika (300)
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   (1809-2000)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Bengali Bible stories
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
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.09 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.01 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.89 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2017  Isudas  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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