Barwala (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
89,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

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
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 2 to 3
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
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 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 9
Largest States
Jammu and Kashmir
(60,000)
Uttar Pradesh
(26,000)
Delhi
(900)
Himachal Pradesh
(700)
Uttarakhand
(500)
Haryana
(100)
Maharashtra
(80)
Rajasthan
(60)
Punjab
(50)
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 9
  Jammu and Kashmir (60,000)
  Uttar Pradesh (26,000)
  Delhi (900)
  Himachal Pradesh (700)
  Uttarakhand (500)
  Haryana (100)
  Maharashtra (80)
  Rajasthan (60)
  Punjab (50)
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)
People Groups Speaking Hindi
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 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 Hindi Bible stories
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 Fathers 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)
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 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2017  Isudas  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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