Baghban means, "one who looks after the garden." Baghban Hindu people are only found in India.
Baghban Hindu people of India live mainly in Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Karnataka.
In Uttar Pradesh Bagban people speak Urdu and Hindi, and write in Perso Arabic among one another.
They are not vegetarians, they eat wheat and rice, and do not drink alcohol. They often sell fruit and vegetables for their support.
They have one spouse, preferring marriage within their groups. They have adult marriages through discussion and, cousins often marry. Marriages take place at the home of the bride.Sons receive an equal portion of property than daughters when death of the father occurs, and the oldest son becomes leader of the home.
They own land, and in addition to selling vegetables, some work in confectionery, government. They value education, allowing both boys and girls to benefit. Some become teachers and doctors. They have councils that judge in general matters. They use modern medicines.
They are Hindus, and worship many gods.
Maharashtra enforces an anti-conversion law. This is a serious threat to Christians, and those who would be so.
Bible resources exist in Urdu and Hindi, yet Baghban Hindus remain unreached.
Family, community, and inter-tribal involvement may be an opportunity for those who know the truth of the gospel to earn eventual acceptance and privilege to speak.
* Pray that Almighty God would strengthen, encourage, and protect those who would be church planters and disciplers among these spiritually needy people, who do not yet know their Savior.
* Ask the Lord to raise up strong local churches that will in turn plant other churches.
* Ask God to transform entire families and communities, until their culture is transformed to fully glorify Him, and represent His Kingdom here on earth.
Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/16283/IN
|Profile Source: Karen Hightower|
|People Name General||Baghban (Hindu traditions)|
|People Name in Country||Baghban (Hindu traditions)|
|Population in India||621,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||12|
|Alternate Names||Bagban, Bagvan, बघहबान (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||11 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||2|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Hindi (592,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||hin Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Hindi
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1811-1998)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||A Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||A Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||Aasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||Coconuts (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||Father's Love Letter|
|Film / Video||Following Jesus (India, JF Project)|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Haqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Hindi|
|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||Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||The Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)|
|Photo Source||Copyrighted © 2018 Isudas All rights reserved. Used with permission|
|Map Source||People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project|
|Profile Source||Karen Hightower|
|Data Sources||Data is compiled from various sources. Read more|
|* Religion Values||From latest India census data. Current values may differ.|