Bagdi (Hindu traditions) in India


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Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
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Subgroups: 12 (10 largest shown)  Show all

Subgroup Name Population
Duley 202,000
Kansaikule 202,000
Sair 201,000
Tentulia 201,000
Kushmere 200,000
Dandamanjhi 1,100
Kushmetia 1,100
Macho 1,100
Matia 1,100
Ojha 1,100

Introduction / History

The majority of Bagdi's three million people live in West Bengal. There are 14 Bagdi sub-groups which are even further subdivided. Most of them live by fishing and making fish nets. Some work as agricultural and masonry laborers. Few of them get more than a couple of years of education. However, some are beginning to advance in areas of economics and politics. The practice of Hinduism is a central part of their lives, which involves all rituals associated with birth, marriage and death. There are almost no known believers among the Bagdi people.

The Bagdi peoples are very complicated. Though they are Dalits, many in India believe that the Baghis are the descendants of a union between a Kshatriaya father and a Vaishya mother, both of which are forward castes.

Though the majority of them are involved with farm work, the Bagdi people are associated with fishing and the making of fishing nets. They are almost entirely Hindu.


Prayer Points

* Pray that God will cause whole villages of Bagdis to hear and understand that God is their Creator.
* Pray that Bagdis will embrace salvation found in Jesus.
* Pray that soon the Bagdi people will embrace the One whose fishermen disciples became fishers of men for the Almighty One.
* Pray that Bengali believers will reach out to these Hindus.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-09-21
People Name General Bagdi (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Bagdi (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 3,499,000
World Population 3,580,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 70
Alternate Names Bagadi, Bagri, Bakti, Bangti, Bargakshatriya, Bogada, Byagra Kshatriya, Byagrakshatriya, Duley, Malia Bagdi, Mete, बागदी (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16281
ROP3 Code 111406
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Group Bagdi (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code CNN25b
Total Subgroups 12
  Duley 202,000
  Kansaikule 202,000
  Sair 201,000
  Tentulia 201,000
  Kushmere 200,000
  Dandamanjhi 1,100
  Kushmetia 1,100
  Macho 1,100
  Matia 1,100
  Ojha 1,100
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 26
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
West Bengal
3,364,000
Odisha
61,000
Jharkhand
27,000
Andaman and Nicobar
11,000
Bihar
8,500
Meghalaya
5,800
Nagaland
4,400
Uttar Pradesh
4,400
Arunachal Pradesh
2,800
Delhi
1,700
Uttarakhand
1,600
Madhya Pradesh
1,200
Manipur
1,200
Telangana
800
Karnataka
600
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 26  (only 20 largest shown)
  West Bengal 3,364,000
  Odisha 61,000
  Jharkhand 27,000
  Andaman and Nicobar 11,000
  Bihar 8,500
  Meghalaya 5,800
  Nagaland 4,400
  Uttar Pradesh 4,400
  Arunachal Pradesh 2,800
  Delhi 1,700
  Uttarakhand 1,600
  Madhya Pradesh 1,200
  Manipur 1,200
  Telangana 800
  Karnataka 600
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (3,239,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 24
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Hindi
185,000
Odia
56,000
Andaman Creole Hindi
1,600
Assamese
1,400
Pengo
1,300
Maithili
1,100
Sadri
900
Nimadi
900
Bhojpuri
800
Kui
700
Chhattisgarhi
500
Awadhi
400
Kanauji
200
Kuvi
100
Mundari: Bhumij
90
Primary Language Bengali (3,239,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 24
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Hindi 185,000
  Odia 56,000
  Andaman Creole Hindi 1,600
  Assamese 1,400
  Pengo 1,300
  Maithili 1,100
  Sadri 900
  Nimadi 900
  Bhojpuri 800
  Kui 700
  Chhattisgarhi 500
  Awadhi 400
  Kanauji 200
  Kuvi 100
  Mundari: Bhumij 90
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
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
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
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.05 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.95 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
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Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
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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