Badhai (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Badhai name comes from the Sanskrit vardhna which means 'cutting '. The Hindu community of the Badhai believe that their name comes from Lord Vishwakarma who created two people groups: the cutters of wood, or Badhai people and the workers of iron, or Lohar people. Of the more than 6 million Badhai in South Asia about 10 percent (or 600,000) are Muslims. Most of those Badhai Muslims live in Uttar Pradesh but others are scattered through north India, Nepal and Pakistan.


What Are Their Lives Like?

As mentioned above the Badhai are traditionally wood-cutters and carpenters. Today carpentry is still common though some have acquired land and are involved in agriculture. The men have a custom of wearing the dhoti, a baniyan shirt and a red cloth, or gamcha, over the shoulder. They are not vegetarian and prefer rice and wheat as staple grains. The small Badhai population in Nepal that are found mainly in Rapti, Bheri and Sagarmatha zones are primarily Nepali speaking but also use Urdu, Bhojpuri and Maithili. Though most Badhai are Hindus the smaller Nepali Badhai are nearly all Sunni Muslims.


What Are Their Needs?

From the carpentry origins, lets pray that Jesus, the prophet and carpenter, can be proclaimed in this lost community of Muslims. There are no known believers among this group. May woodworking Christians and other believers gain a burden for this group of people!


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Badhai (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Badhai (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Badhai (Muslim traditions)
Pronunciation buh-DIE
Population this Country 86,000
Population all Countries 778,000
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
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 Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 4
Largest States
Sindh
59,000
Punjab
27,000
Islamabad
100
Balochistan
70
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 4
  Sindh 59,000
  Punjab 27,000
  Islamabad 100
  Balochistan 70
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Sindhi (37,000 speakers)
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
Urdu
20,000
Punjabi, Western
16,000
Saraiki
14,000
Dhatki
1,600
Marwari
1,100
Pahari-Potwari
300
Kacchi
200
Hindko, Southern
200
Koli, Wadiyari
80
Punjabi, Eastern
80
Bagri
50
Primary Language Sindhi (37,000 speakers)
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
  Urdu 20,000
  Punjabi, Western 16,000
  Saraiki 14,000
  Dhatki 1,600
  Marwari 1,100
  Pahari-Potwari 300
  Kacchi 200
  Hindko, Southern 200
  Koli, Wadiyari 80
  Punjabi, Eastern 80
  Bagri 50
People Groups Speaking Sindhi

Primary Language:  Sindhi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1825-1981)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1890-1992)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1954)
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
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Recorded oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Sindhi
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Gospel resources links
General Gospel website in this language
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Sindhi
Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Sindhi
Text / Printed Matter Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies
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 %
* From latest Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source (Representative photo)
Copyrighted © 2022  Anonymous  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
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


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