Hadi in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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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.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

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 1,159,000
World Population 1,218,200
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
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Group Hadi
Ethnic Code MSY50c
Total Subgroups on file 10
Largest Subgroups
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
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 South Asia
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
665,000
Odisha
253,000
Bihar
140,000
Jharkhand
77,000
Uttar Pradesh
10,000
Himachal Pradesh
2,800
Andaman and Nicobar
1,800
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 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 27  (only 20 largest shown)
  West Bengal 665,000
  Odisha 253,000
  Bihar 140,000
  Jharkhand 77,000
  Uttar Pradesh 10,000
  Himachal Pradesh 2,800
  Andaman and Nicobar 1,800
  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 (670,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 28
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Odia
229,000
Hindi
184,000
Bhojpuri
42,000
Maithili
11,000
Magahi
3,100
Assamese
1,500
Kui
1,500
Kangri
1,400
Santhali
1,200
Kurux
1,100
Chhattisgarhi
700
Garhwali
400
Mandeali
400
Powari
300
Angika
300
Other People Groups Speaking Bengali
Primary Language Bengali (670,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 28
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Odia 229,000
  Hindi 184,000
  Bhojpuri 42,000
  Maithili 11,000
  Magahi 3,100
  Assamese 1,500
  Kui 1,500
  Kangri 1,400
  Santhali 1,200
  Kurux 1,100
  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 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
0.09 %
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 © 2018  Isudas  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
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.


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