Badaik in India


Population
107,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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 107,000
World Population 108,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 5  (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
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 9
Largest States
West Bengal
(68,000)
Jharkhand
(19,000)
Odisha
(17,000)
Chhattisgarh
(900)
Tripura
(800)
Maharashtra
(500)
Meghalaya
(500)
Uttar Pradesh
(400)
Andaman and Nicobar
(70)
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 9
  West Bengal (68,000)
  Jharkhand (19,000)
  Odisha (17,000)
  Chhattisgarh (900)
  Tripura (800)
  Maharashtra (500)
  Meghalaya (500)
  Uttar Pradesh (400)
  Andaman and Nicobar (70)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Sadri (37,000 speakers)
Language Code sck   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Bengali
(34,000)
Hindi
(22,000)
Odia
(13,000)
Magahi
(1,400)
Chhattisgarhi
(100)
People Groups Speaking Sadri
Primary Language Sadri (37,000 speakers)
Language Code sck   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Bengali (34,000)
  Hindi (22,000)
  Odia (13,000)
  Magahi (1,400)
  Chhattisgarhi (100)
People Groups Speaking Sadri

Primary Language:  Sadri

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1907-1919)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1931-2016)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio 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 (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Sadri
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
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 %
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 India census data.  Current values may differ.


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