Baghban (Hindu traditions) in India

The Baghban (Hindu traditions) have only been reported in India
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Main Language
Largest Religion
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Introduction / History

Baghban means, "one who looks after the garden." Baghban Hindu people are only found in India.


Where Are they Located?

Baghban Hindu people of India live mainly in Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Karnataka.


What Are Their Lives Like?

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.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They are Hindus, and worship many gods.


What Are Their Needs?

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.


Prayer Points

* 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.


References

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 622,000
World Population 622,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 12
Alternate Names Bagban, Bagvan, बघहबान (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16283
ROP3 Code 111408
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 2
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
567,000
Uttarakhand
54,000
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 2
  Uttar Pradesh 567,000
  Uttarakhand 54,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (592,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Kumaoni
22,000
Awadhi
1,400
Garhwali
1,400
Other People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (592,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Kumaoni 22,000
  Awadhi 1,400
  Garhwali 1,400
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1818-2000)
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 (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)
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 %
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.


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