Basor in India

The Basor 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.

Subgroups: 1

Subgroup Name Population
Gochaki 6,600

Introduction / History

Lal or Ram are joined with the given name to signify they are of the Basor caste. There is some dispute regarding whether they are a scheduled caste or Kshatriyas, a community with much higher prestige.

The Basor people live primarily in Madhya Pradesh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Basor are generally clustered on the outskirts of a city where they can ply their traditional trade of basket making and bamboo working. The women serve as midwives to the villagers.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Basor people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are other Hindus who are much more philosophical, especially among the Brahmins.

Almost all Hindus participate in yearly celebrations like Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring / Diwali, the festival of lights / Navratri, the celebration of autumn / and Rama Navami, Rama’s birthday.


What Are Their Needs?

These people need to realize that they cannot please God without being empowered by the Holy Spirit. They cannot have the Holy Spirit without Jesus Christ.


Prayer Points

Pray that the hearts of Basor people will be softened and opened to the gospel.

Pray they will see the true path to hope and eternal salvation through Christ.

Pray that alcoholism would have no power in this community and that the ancient traditions that keep the Basors in bondage would be broken.

Pray that loving believers would be called to proclaim the hope of Jesus in this hopeless place.


Scripture Prayers for the Basor in India.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basor


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-09-14
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-01-20
People Name General Basor
People Name in Country Basor
Pronunciation bah-SOOR
Population this Country 1,093,000
Population all Countries 1,093,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 22
Alternate Names Aarkhel; Bansar; Bansodi; Bansor; Bansphor; Barahar; Baraul; Barid; Barud; Barul; Basar; Bashphor; Baskar; Basod; Bharud; Burud; Burul; Dhamuk; Dumar; Gachha; Gauriga; Gavara; Gochaki; Kanam; Kooda Piraravega; Madari; Mahendra; Meda; Medar; Medara Kulam; Medari; Murakkara; Rudia; Vaduga; Vanjha Vankar; Vanza; Vedakkara; Wansfoda; बसोर
People ID 16340
ROP3 Code 111476
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 16
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Madhya Pradesh
372,000
Tamil Nadu
169,000
Uttar Pradesh
153,000
Telangana
126,000
Rajasthan
82,000
Karnataka
76,000
Maharashtra
65,000
Gujarat
25,000
Chhattisgarh
13,000
Kerala
2,000
Goa
700
Daman and Diu
400
Uttarakhand
300
Delhi
200
Dadra and Nagar Have
100
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 16
  Madhya Pradesh 372,000
  Tamil Nadu 169,000
  Uttar Pradesh 153,000
  Telangana 126,000
  Rajasthan 82,000
  Karnataka 76,000
  Maharashtra 65,000
  Gujarat 25,000
  Chhattisgarh 13,000
  Kerala 2,000
  Goa 700
  Daman and Diu 400
  Uttarakhand 300
  Delhi 200
  Dadra and Nagar Have 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (420,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 24
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Tamil
148,000
Telugu
110,000
Kannada
61,000
Marathi
50,000
Marwari
49,000
Bundeli
42,000
Gujarati
20,000
Bagheli
10,000
Chhattisgarhi
9,400
Dhundari
1,900
Konkani
1,700
Malayalam
1,400
Shekhawati
1,000
Konkani, Goan
900
Malvi
600
Primary Language Hindi (420,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 24
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Tamil 148,000
  Telugu 110,000
  Kannada 61,000
  Marathi 50,000
  Marwari 49,000
  Bundeli 42,000
  Gujarati 20,000
  Bagheli 10,000
  Chhattisgarhi 9,400
  Dhundari 1,900
  Konkani 1,700
  Malayalam 1,400
  Shekhawati 1,000
  Konkani, Goan 900
  Malvi 600
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  (1835-2019)
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 Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament DAVAR Partners International
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub) Create International
Film / Video Coconuts Create International
Film / Video Creation to Christ Create International
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.09 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.83 %
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.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more