Bawaria (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
180,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

According to their own legends, the Bawaria people were once part of the powerful Hindu Rajput caste. During a fight between the Mughals and the Rajputs, a Bawaria individual foolishly polluted the bauli with cow's blood, which prevented the Rajputs from bringing their soldiers back from dead. When the Rajputs were defeated, the Bawarias were exiled to the jungle to spend their days eking out an existence by hunting and gathering. Worse yet, they were now outcastes, a huge step down from their former status. They still consider themselves to be Rajputs, but other communities would not agree, though they have higher status than most outcastes.
They were known to use a noose for hunting, so their name is derived from a word for noose. Some of them still make ropes, but they are much more likely to be farmers.


Where Are they Located?

Most of them live in the Indian states of Rajasthan, Punjab, and Delhi.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Most are Hindus, though there are a smaller number Muslims and Sikhs among them. We know of no followers of Christ among this community that believes in the power of evil spirits, charms, amulets, and magic.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Lord to draw the Bawaria people into His Kingdom through the supernatural work of the Holy Spirit.


References

Some information from "The Scheduled Castes" K. S. Singh, ed. Oxford University Press, USA (1994)


People Name General Bawaria (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Bawaria (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 180,000
World Population 180,500
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Babri, Bauria, Bawari, Bawariya, Bhatti, Naribut, बावारिया (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16346
ROP3 Code 111483
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 13
Largest States
Rajasthan (66,000) Haryana (61,000) Punjab (25,000)
Delhi (12,000) Uttar Pradesh (11,000) Gujarat (2,900)
Chandigarh (400) Jammu and Kashmir (400) Himachal Pradesh (300)
Uttarakhand (200) Andaman and Nicobar (200) Maharashtra (50)
Dadra and Nagar Have (20)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 13
Rajasthan (66,000) Haryana (61,000)
Punjab (25,000) Delhi (12,000)
Uttar Pradesh (11,000) Gujarat (2,900)
Chandigarh (400) Jammu and Kashmir (400)
Himachal Pradesh (300) Uttarakhand (200)
Andaman and Nicobar (200) Maharashtra (50)
Dadra and Nagar Have (20)
Primary Language: Hindi (97,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: hin   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 26
Secondary Languages:
(only 20 largest shown)
Punjabi, Eastern (19,000) Dhundari (18,000) Bagri (6,700)
Marwari (5,800) Haryanvi (5,100) Shekhawati (4,900)
Merwari (4,500) Gujarati (4,300) Mewari (4,000)
Bauria (700) Kanauji (700) Awadhi (400)
Haroti: Harauti (400) Kashmiri (200) Bengali (200)
Garhwali (100) Bilaspuri (50) Braj Bhasha (40)
Mandeali (40) Malvi (40)
Primary Language: Hindi (97,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 26
Secondary Languages: (only 20 largest shown)
Punjabi, Eastern (19,000) Dhundari (18,000)
Bagri (6,700) Marwari (5,800)
Haryanvi (5,100) Shekhawati (4,900)
Merwari (4,500) Gujarati (4,300)
Mewari (4,000) Bauria (700)
Kanauji (700) Awadhi (400)
Haroti: Harauti (400) Kashmiri (200)
Bengali (200) Garhwali (100)
Bilaspuri (50) Braj Bhasha (40)
Mandeali (40) Malvi (40)
Primary Language: Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
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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 Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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