Bariki in India

The Bariki 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 Bariki people were once farmers who had adequate land to support themselves. Since that time, they have fallen on hard times. Most have sold their land, and many of these are now day laborers. The Barikis sometimes have to borrow money from money lenders or shop keepers in times of crisis.


Where Are they Located?

The Bariki people live in India's eastern states of Orissa and Andhra Pradesh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Though they are poor, their social standing is not exceptionally bad considering they are Dalits. They are allowed to use public wells, and Brahmins will perform ceremonies for them. They do not suffer from the stigma of untouchability. They live in nuclear families, though they have contact with their extended families as well.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They follow Hindu rituals and worship Hindu gods. Once a year they worship their ancestors.


What Are Their Needs?

Pray that the Bariki people will soon recognize their need for Jesus Christ as their only God and Savior.


Prayer Points

Scripture Prayers for the Bariki in India.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest  

People Name General Bariki
People Name in Country Bariki
Population this Country 7,500
Population all Countries 7,500
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Bhandari; Napit; Ornai; बारीकी
People ID 16335
ROP3 Code 111471
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 6
Largest States
Odisha
5,300
Andhra Pradesh
1,500
Karnataka
300
Tamil Nadu
100
Telangana
90
Kerala
60
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 6
  Odisha 5,300
  Andhra Pradesh 1,500
  Karnataka 300
  Tamil Nadu 100
  Telangana 90
  Kerala 60
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Odia (4,700 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Telugu
1,600
Kannada
100
Kui
100
Primary Language Odia (4,700 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Telugu 1,600
  Kannada 100
  Kui 100
People Groups Speaking Odia
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.31 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.62 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
98.99 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.08 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more