Bairwa in India

The Bairwa have only been reported in India
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Introduction / History

"Bairwa" means brave. They come from the Hindu trader caste. The Bairwa are divided into different exogamous clans, namely Mehar, Jatwa, Marmat and Tatwara. They are associated with animal husbandry and agriculture. They have diversified into other areas such as agribusiness, mining and academics.


Where Are they Located?

The Bairwa are located in the fertile regions of the Indo-Gangetic plains of North India in the states of Rajasthan, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Bairwa are influential despite their relatively smaller population. Feeling exploited by the higher castes, they have been involved in the struggle for social rights for the poor and farmers. Education has become an important means of progress so the Bairwa emphasize education for their children.

They follow Hindu marriage practices. However, widows are allowed to marry, there is no child betrothal and polygyny is allowed. Vermilion, bangles and toe rings are some symbols of marriage for women.

Bairwa are non-vegetarian but do not eat beef like other Hindus. Rice and wheat are staple cereals.

They generally speak the Indo-Aryan language of Rajasthani. Hindi is also spoken by them.

They are known for their skill in making mats and ropes.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Bairwa are Hindu and worship many gods, goddesses and saints. They have had Hindu reformists among them.


What Are Their Needs?

The Bairwa have the view that they will be exploited by the higher castes or classes. Despite their focus on education, the Bairwa need to send more children to school (particularly females) and attain higher levels of education. There are hardly any Christians among the Bairwa.


Prayer Points

* Pray that God will raise workers and send them to preach the gospel to the Bairwa.
* Pray that the word of God is provided in the language and in a way the Bairwa will understand the gospel of Jesus.
* Pray that the Holy Spirit will work among the Bairwa convicting them of sin and the need to repent and be saved.
* Pray that all Bairwa children are educated and that Christians have a hand in the effort to educate the Bairwa.


References

Among the different sources used, the ones below were used the most.
* http://goo.gl/3C6o0i
* http://www.bairwa-samaj.com/
* http://goo.gl/wsKX8
* http://goo.gl/6ezkb


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-09-01
People Name General Bairwa
People Name in Country Bairwa
Population in India 987,000
World Population 987,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 20
Alternate Names Berwa, Berwal, बैरवा
People ID 16298
ROP3 Code 111425
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 3
Largest States
Rajasthan
950,000
Delhi
37,000
Madhya Pradesh
500
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 3
  Rajasthan 950,000
  Delhi 37,000
  Madhya Pradesh 500
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (417,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
Dhundari
396,000
Haroti: Harauti
94,000
Shekhawati
37,000
Marwari
25,000
Merwari
21,000
Mewari
13,000
Malvi
700
Bagri
700
Punjabi, Eastern
500
Braj Bhasha
500
Haryanvi
200
Wagdi
100
Marwari
60
Other People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (417,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
  Dhundari 396,000
  Haroti: Harauti 94,000
  Shekhawati 37,000
  Marwari 25,000
  Merwari 21,000
  Mewari 13,000
  Malvi 700
  Bagri 700
  Punjabi, Eastern 500
  Braj Bhasha 500
  Haryanvi 200
  Wagdi 100
  Marwari 60
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
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 (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
0.02 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.03 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.92 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.02 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Anonymous  
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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