Bavcha in India

Joshua Project has identified the Bavcha only in India
Population
6,700
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

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 6,700
World Population 6,700
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
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
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 6
Largest States
Gujarat
(4,900)
Karnataka
(1,200)
Maharashtra
(400)
Rajasthan
(90)
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
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 6
  Gujarat (4,900)
  Karnataka (1,200)
  Maharashtra (400)
  Rajasthan (90)
  Dadra and Nagar Have (30)
  Daman and Diu (30)
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Gujarati (4,200 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
Marathi
(600)
Telugu
(600)
Kannada
(200)
Hindi
(200)
Bhili
(80)
Kacchi
(60)
Tulu
(30)
Tamil
(20)
Khandesi
Gondi, Adilabad Urdu
People Groups Speaking Gujarati
Primary Language Gujarati (4,200 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
  Marathi (600)
  Telugu (600)
  Kannada (200)
  Hindi (200)
  Bhili (80)
  Kacchi (60)
  Tulu (30)
  Tamil (20)
  Khandesi (10)
  Gondi, Adilabad (0)
  Urdu (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
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
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 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 OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.09 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
98.97 %
Islam
0.71 %
Non-Religious
Unknown
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.22 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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