Badhai (Muslim traditions) in India


Population
622,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

The Badhai trace their descent from Lord Vishwakarma, the divine architect. It is believed that Lord Vishwakarma created two groups of people, those who could work in wood were known as Badhai. They are largely engaged in carpentry. They accept cooked food from the Brahmin and Rajput, but only uncooked food from the Koh, Lohar and Od.


Ministry Obstacles

Many misunderstandings need to be overcome. Pray the Lord will give understanding of the Gospel of Christ.


Outreach Ideas

Sustained, persistent prayer is needed. Pray especially for Indian believers to build good relationships with the Badhai Muslims.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray for those the Lord will soon bring to himself. Pray they will be accurately instructed in the faith.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for the Badhai to soon learn that their Creator loves them, and that he sent his Son to die for their sins.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Badhai (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Badhai (Muslim traditions)
Population in India 622,000
World Population 706,000
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 13 to 16
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Badhai, Barahai, Barai, Barariswabrahma, Barariswakarma, Barhi, Bariswakarma, Barjib, Bharai, Chhan, Chourasia, Jangid Brahman, Jangid Brahmin, Khati, Kolash, Lote, Mistri, Najjar, Panchal, Saifi, Sharmaji, Sutar, Tarkhan, Thakur, Viswakarma, बधाई (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16333
ROP3 Code 111469
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 8
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
(564,000)
Bihar
(33,000)
Uttarakhand
(21,000)
Gujarat
(3,000)
Madhya Pradesh
(400)
Jammu and Kashmir
(300)
Himachal Pradesh
(200)
Daman and Diu
(20)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 8
  Uttar Pradesh (564,000)
  Bihar (33,000)
  Uttarakhand (21,000)
  Gujarat (3,000)
  Madhya Pradesh (400)
  Jammu and Kashmir (300)
  Himachal Pradesh (200)
  Daman and Diu (20)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Urdu (567,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
Maithili
(6,200)
Bhojpuri
(3,400)
Kumaoni
(3,000)
Gujarati
(2,500)
Awadhi
(1,600)
Garhwali
(400)
Bengali
(300)
Kashmiri
(200)
People Groups Speaking Urdu
Primary Language Urdu (567,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
  Maithili (6,200)
  Bhojpuri (3,400)
  Kumaoni (3,000)
  Gujarati (2,500)
  Awadhi (1,600)
  Garhwali (400)
  Bengali (300)
  Kashmiri (200)
People Groups Speaking Urdu

Primary Language:  Urdu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1747-1894)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1758-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1843-2016)
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 - Easy to Read (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Pakistan Bible Society (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Audio Recordings Urdu Bible stories
Audio Recordings Urdu Online Audio Bible
Film / Video A Gathering of the Followers of Isa (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Urdu
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Greatest Sacrifice (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
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Map Source Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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