Barwala (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Subgroups: 2

Subgroup Name Population
Gulam 1,200
Sawang 1,200

Introduction / History

The Barwala people belong to a Dalit class in the northern part of India. They live in India's far northern state of Jammu and Kashmir.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Most of them live in rural areas. Traditionally they have worked as village watchmen and messengers, overseeing the work of coolies, bearing torches and carrying palanquins at weddings. Today most of them are engaged in agriculture or as unskilled laborers. As far as their families are concerned the Barwalas live mainly in nuclear households. The oldest son becomes the head of the household. They allow for divorce and remarriage.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Most if not all of the Barwala are Hindu.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Barwala (Hindu traditions) in India.

* Pray for the Barwala people to have a spiritual encounter with the Living Christ.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

People Name General Barwala (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Barwala (Hindu traditions)
Pronunciation bar-VAH-lah
World Population 55,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Barwar, Dalwatia, Doom, Dum Bantwal, Mandla, Narwalia, Payaliya, Radha, Radhthiya, Sanjwal, Soniyal, बरवाला (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16339
ROP3 Code 111475
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 10
Largest States
Jammu and Kashmir
34,000
Uttar Pradesh
19,000
Delhi
900
Uttarakhand
600
Himachal Pradesh
300
Haryana
100
Maharashtra
80
Rajasthan
70
Punjab
50
West Bengal
10
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 10
  Jammu and Kashmir 34,000
  Uttar Pradesh 19,000
  Delhi 900
  Uttarakhand 600
  Himachal Pradesh 300
  Haryana 100
  Maharashtra 80
  Rajasthan 70
  Punjab 50
  West Bengal 10
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (24,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
Dogri
18,000
Punjabi, Eastern
5,400
Bhojpuri
3,300
Kanauji
1,400
Awadhi
800
Kashmiri
600
Garhwali
200
Bundeli
200
Kumaoni
100
Gujari
80
Bhadrawahi
60
Primary Language Hindi (24,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
  Dogri 18,000
  Punjabi, Eastern 5,400
  Bhojpuri 3,300
  Kanauji 1,400
  Awadhi 800
  Kashmiri 600
  Garhwali 200
  Bundeli 200
  Kumaoni 100
  Gujari 80
  Bhadrawahi 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 (EngSub)
Film / Video Coconuts
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
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 The Hope Video
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.02 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.86 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.12 %
Unknown
0.00 %
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Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.