Badaik in India


Population
104,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Badaik people are also called Chik and Chik-Bakaik. Like many dalit groups, the Badaiks are not vegetarian. They eat mutton, chicken, fish, eggs, as well as their staple, rice.

Until 1960, the Badaiks were dependent on weaving for their livelihood, but today many are engaged in agricultural work, though most are involved with industrial labor. Despite large-scale occupational mobility, they have retained their traditional crafts, such as weaving, spinning, basketry, carpentry, pottery, thread-making, etc. They have not made significant gains in education. As India industrializes, the Badaik people have benefited from health services, roads, electricity, and better drinking water.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Badaik religious practices draw from both Hinduism and Animistic practices. They call their community priests "pahan," and draw them from two other ethnic communities. Their Hindu worship is mostly devoted to Shiva, one of Hinduism's main three gods.


Prayer Points

Pray that the Badaik people will soon see the light of Christ, and forsake all others.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

People Name General Badaik
People Name in Country Badaik
Population in India 104,000
World Population 105,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Badak, Badik, Baraik, Bharaik, Chik, Chik Badaik, Sardar, Surajbanshi Rajput, Surajbansi, बदैयक
People ID 16275
ROP3 Code 111400
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 8
Largest States
West Bengal (63,000) Jharkhand (21,000) Odisha (17,000)
Chhattisgarh (900) Tripura (800) Maharashtra (500)
Uttar Pradesh (500) Andaman and Nicobar (90)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 8
West Bengal (63,000) Jharkhand (21,000)
Odisha (17,000) Chhattisgarh (900)
Tripura (800) Maharashtra (500)
Uttar Pradesh (500) Andaman and Nicobar (90)
Primary Language: Sadri (42,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: sck   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 5
Secondary Languages:
Bengali (26,000) Hindi (19,000) Odia (13,000)
Chhattisgarhi (100)
Primary Language: Sadri (42,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: sck   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 5
Secondary Languages:
Bengali (26,000) Hindi (19,000)
Odia (13,000) Chhattisgarhi (100)
Primary Language: Sadri

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1907-1919)
New Testament Yes   (1931-1986)
Complete Bible No
 
Possible Print Bibles
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Sadri
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
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 Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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