Bavcha in India

The Bavcha have only been reported in India
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Main Language
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Introduction / History

The Bavcha community is a small people group living and struggling for status and identity in a world that is quickly developing and advancing.

They are mostly found in Gujarat and in Maharastra.

They are a very brave and bold people who arrived with Peshwa, the de facto leader of the Maratha empire, in 1757 from Poona.


Where Are they Located?

They are mostly found in Vadodara, Ahmedabad, Amareli, Hapa, Jamnagar, Patan(Guj) mostly in what was the Baroda State from 1757 in a security service status.


What Are Their Lives Like?

With the end of Gayakwad State life became a struggle for their families and their identity. They have their own unique tribal culture and beliefs. They have nothing for themselves in regard to land and property which they can claim for themselves.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They follow ancient beliefs about a goddess. They see deity in nature and in the culture found in each creature by birth.


What Are Their Needs?

There is a constant struggle to keep their identity. There is a real lack of shelter from the elements as well as from outside interference with their way of life. They lack land and property to call their own.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Bavcha
People Name in Country Bavcha
Population in India 4,700
World Population 4,700
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Bamcha, Barcha, Bavecha, Bavuri, Bawachi, Bawarchi, Bhatiara, Boyi, Khodalo, Vavuri, बावचा
People ID 16344
ROP3 Code 111481
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 6
Largest States
Gujarat
3,000
Karnataka
1,100
Maharashtra
500
Rajasthan
100
Dadra and Nagar Have
30
Daman and Diu
30
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 6
  Gujarat 3,000
  Karnataka 1,100
  Maharashtra 500
  Rajasthan 100
  Dadra and Nagar Have 30
  Daman and Diu 30
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Gujarati (2,800 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
Telugu
700
Marathi
600
Kannada
300
Hindi
100
Bhili
50
Khandesi
30
Kacchi
30
Tulu
20
Tamil
10
Gondi, Adilabad
Primary Language Gujarati (2,800 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
  Telugu 700
  Marathi 600
  Kannada 300
  Hindi 100
  Bhili 50
  Khandesi 30
  Kacchi 30
  Tulu 20
  Tamil 10
  Gondi, Adilabad 0
People Groups Speaking Gujarati

Primary Language:  Gujarati

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1809-1965)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1820-1985)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1823-2005)
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 / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Gujarati
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ગુજરાતી - Gujarati
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Father's Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.02 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.08 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.24 %
Islam
0.34 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.21 %
Unknown
0.11 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Profile Source Anonymous  
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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