Baira in India

The Baira have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

Most of the Baira people live in India's southern state of Karnataka, though a few live further south in Kerala. Since Kannada is the language of Karnataka, that is the one the Baira people use the most.

They are a rural community that has traditionally lived by hunting and gathering from the forests. Commonly their children work, which is one of the reasons for their low literacy rate. Though they like to have their sons get a formal education, their daughters usually stay at home. Most of them get married as adults.

The Baira people are Hindus who worship specific deities.

Pray that they will find Jesus to be the only one worthy of their worship and praise.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Baira in India.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

People Name General Baira
People Name in Country Baira
Population this Country 8,900
Population all Countries 8,900
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Bailaptar; Bailkambar; Bairi; Bare; Baruri; Bhaira; Bhairavar; Biare; Bikapatar; Byadi; Shilpakar; Shilpkar; बैरा
People ID 16294
ROP3 Code 111420
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 9
Largest States
Karnataka
4,100
Tamil Nadu
2,800
Kerala
1,000
Uttarakhand
800
Andhra Pradesh
80
Goa
50
Odisha
50
Puducherry
40
Uttar Pradesh
10
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 9
  Karnataka 4,100
  Tamil Nadu 2,800
  Kerala 1,000
  Uttarakhand 800
  Andhra Pradesh 80
  Goa 50
  Odisha 50
  Puducherry 40
  Uttar Pradesh 10
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Kannada (4,100 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Konkani, Goan
2,700
Tamil
1,000
Kumaoni
600
Malayalam
200
Hindi
200
Tulu
30
Primary Language Kannada (4,100 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Konkani, Goan 2,700
  Tamil 1,000
  Kumaoni 600
  Malayalam 200
  Hindi 200
  Tulu 30
People Groups Speaking Kannada

Primary Language:  Kannada

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1812-1988)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1823-1995)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1827-2016)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Kannada
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Audio Recordings StoryRunners Oral Bible Stories
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Kannada
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file from FCBH
Mobile App Download audio Bible app from Google Play Store
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ಕನ್ನಡ - Kannada
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 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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