Baidya (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
273,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Baidya of India live in West Bengal and Tripura. The word baidya means medical practitioners and most of them work in traditional medicine. They speak, read and write in Bengali.

In West Bengal the Baidya are not vegetarians and eat wheat and rice as cereals. Male and female divorcees can marry again but widows are not allowed to. Upon the death of the father, sons inherit the property and the oldest son takes charge of the home. They have marriage rituals and the dead are cremated. They are well educated and use modern medicine.

In Tripura, property is given to the sons and daughters in same amounts. They are mainly landless. They work in several occupations. A village council looks after them and judges in certain problems they have.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the council leaders that look after them will come to Jesus Christ and lead others of the Baidya to Him.
* Pray that gospel materials will lead them to salvation.
* Pray that Indian Christians will lead them to Jesus Christ.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Baidya (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Baidya (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 273,000
World Population 403,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Baid, Baidya, Baidyakar, Bediya, Munida, Vaidya, Vaidya/Bede, Vaidyansi, बैदया (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16295
ROP3 Code 111421
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 18
Largest States
West Bengal (215,000) Tripura (28,000) Jharkhand (14,000)
Bihar (9,700) Odisha (2,400) Meghalaya (700)
Delhi (600) Maharashtra (600) Chhattisgarh (500)
Andaman and Nicobar (300) Nagaland (300) Uttar Pradesh (200)
Madhya Pradesh (100) Manipur (90) Mizoram (90)
Uttarakhand (70) Telangana (40) Arunachal Pradesh (30)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 18
West Bengal (215,000) Tripura (28,000)
Jharkhand (14,000) Bihar (9,700)
Odisha (2,400) Meghalaya (700)
Delhi (600) Maharashtra (600)
Chhattisgarh (500) Andaman and Nicobar (300)
Nagaland (300) Uttar Pradesh (200)
Madhya Pradesh (100) Manipur (90)
Mizoram (90) Uttarakhand (70)
Telangana (40) Arunachal Pradesh (30)
Primary Language: Bengali (219,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: ben   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 6
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (37,000) Bhojpuri (3,300) Odia (1,000)
Maithili (500) Assamese (100)
Primary Language: Bengali (219,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 6
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (37,000) Bhojpuri (3,300)
Odia (1,000) Maithili (500)
Assamese (100)
Primary Language: Bengali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1800-1980)
New Testament Yes   (1801-1984)
Complete Bible Yes   (1809-2000)
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Bengali Bible stories
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
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.35 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.65 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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