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.
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.
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.
They follow ancient beliefs about a goddess. They see deity in nature and in the culture found in each creature by birth.
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||6,500|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1 to 2|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Alternate Names||Bamcha, Barcha, Bavecha, Bavuri, Bawachi, Bawarchi, Bhatiara, Boyi, Khodalo, Vavuri, बावचा|
|Persecution Rank||15 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||6|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Gujarati (4,200 speakers)|
|Language Code||guj Ethnologue Listing|
|Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|People Groups||Speaking Gujarati|
Primary Language: Gujarati
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1820-1985)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum of Bible Agencies|
|World Bible Finder|
|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||Four Spiritual Laws|
|General||Gods Simple Plan|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible-in-Your-Language|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bibles, Bible League|
|Text / Printed Matter||Fathers Love Letter|
|Text / Printed Matter||Online Bible (Bibles India)|
|Text / Printed Matter||World Missionary Press Booklets|