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

* 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)
Population in India 89,000
World Population 89,800
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
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 South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 10
Largest States
Jammu and Kashmir
60,000
Uttar Pradesh
26,000
Delhi
900
Himachal Pradesh
700
Uttarakhand
600
Haryana
100
Maharashtra
80
Rajasthan
70
Punjab
40
West Bengal
10
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 10
  Jammu and Kashmir 60,000
  Uttar Pradesh 26,000
  Delhi 900
  Himachal Pradesh 700
  Uttarakhand 600
  Haryana 100
  Maharashtra 80
  Rajasthan 70
  Punjab 40
  West Bengal 10
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (37,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
Dogri
33,000
Punjabi, Eastern
9,200
Bhojpuri
4,900
Kashmiri
1,200
Kanauji
1,000
Awadhi
800
Bundeli
600
Garhwali
200
Kumaoni
100
Bhadrawahi
100
Gujari
100
Chambeali
50
Ladakhi
10
Primary Language Hindi (37,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
  Dogri 33,000
  Punjabi, Eastern 9,200
  Bhojpuri 4,900
  Kashmiri 1,200
  Kanauji 1,000
  Awadhi 800
  Bundeli 600
  Garhwali 200
  Kumaoni 100
  Bhadrawahi 100
  Gujari 100
  Chambeali 50
  Ladakhi 10
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 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video A Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Aasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Coconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Haqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
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 Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.87 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.13 %
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.


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