Baori in India

The Baori 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

The Baori are described as a nomadic group and have been associated with criminal activities in the past. This community has three occupational divisions: the Kapadia, who sell old and used garments; the Magnia, who subsist by begging; and the Chatnia, who beg and eat discarded food. According to their perception, the last group is socially inferior to the other two.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Because of their lifestyle, it may be difficult for Christian workers to contact the Baori people and establish trust.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Baori people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are other Hindus who are much more philosophical, especially among the Brahmins.

Almost all Hindus participate in yearly celebrations like Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring / Diwali, the festival of lights / Navratri, the celebration of autumn / and Rama Navami, Rama’s birthday.


What Are Their Needs?

Christians need to feel genuine compassion and concern for these people, and not be condescending. There may be opportunities to minister to the physical and material needs of the people.


Prayer Points

Pray they will learn and practice the ways of Christ.

Pray for these poor people to be able to properly provide for their families.

Pray they will make schooling for their children a priority.


Scripture Prayers for the Baori in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Baori
People Name in Country Baori
Population this Country 456,000
Population all Countries 456,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 9
Alternate Names Babri; Banpari; Bauri; Bavri; Janglia; Sendmar; Van Baoria; Van Vagria; बावरी
People ID 16326
ROP3 Code 111460
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 7
Largest States
Rajasthan
446,000
Punjab
5,000
Gujarat
600
Maharashtra
400
Madhya Pradesh
100
West Bengal
60
Jharkhand
30
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
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 7
  Rajasthan 446,000
  Punjab 5,000
  Gujarat 600
  Maharashtra 400
  Madhya Pradesh 100
  West Bengal 60
  Jharkhand 30
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (128,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 13
Secondary Languages
Marwari
119,000
Bagri
86,000
Punjabi, Eastern
20,000
Dhundari
14,000
Shekhawati
7,700
Mewari
6,900
Bhili: Baori
1,300
Haroti: Harauti
500
Malvi
400
Gujarati
400
Wagdi
30
Bengali
30
Primary Language Hindi (128,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 13
Secondary Languages
  Marwari 119,000
  Bagri 86,000
  Punjabi, Eastern 20,000
  Dhundari 14,000
  Shekhawati 7,700
  Mewari 6,900
  Bhili: Baori 1,300
  Haroti: Harauti 500
  Malvi 400
  Gujarati 400
  Wagdi 30
  Bengali 30
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  (1835-2019)
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 Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament DAVAR Partners International
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub) Create International
Film / Video Coconuts Create International
Film / Video Creation to Christ Create International
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.03 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
92.12 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
7.85 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source (Representative photo)
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more