Bawaria (Hindu traditions) in India


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Subgroups: 5

Subgroup Name Population
Delhiwala 1,200
Gandhalli 1,200
Ghumaria 1,200
Kapadia 1,200
Rajput 1,200

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)


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

People Name General Bawaria (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Bawaria (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 173,000
World Population 173,500
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
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
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 13
Largest States
Rajasthan
64,000
Haryana
59,000
Punjab
24,000
Delhi
12,000
Uttar Pradesh
11,000
Gujarat
2,800
Chandigarh
400
Jammu and Kashmir
400
Himachal Pradesh
300
Uttarakhand
200
Andaman and Nicobar
200
Maharashtra
50
Dadra and Nagar Have
20
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 13
  Rajasthan 64,000
  Haryana 59,000
  Punjab 24,000
  Delhi 12,000
  Uttar Pradesh 11,000
  Gujarat 2,800
  Chandigarh 400
  Jammu and Kashmir 400
  Himachal Pradesh 300
  Uttarakhand 200
  Andaman and Nicobar 200
  Maharashtra 50
  Dadra and Nagar Have 20
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (97,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 27
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Punjabi, Eastern
19,000
Dhundari
17,000
Bagri
6,800
Marwari
5,900
Haryanvi
5,100
Shekhawati
4,900
Gujarati
4,300
Mewari
4,100
Merwari
2,600
Bauria
700
Kanauji
700
Awadhi
400
Haroti: Harauti
400
Kashmiri
200
Bengali
200
Primary Language Hindi (97,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 27
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Punjabi, Eastern 19,000
  Dhundari 17,000
  Bagri 6,800
  Marwari 5,900
  Haryanvi 5,100
  Shekhawati 4,900
  Gujarati 4,300
  Mewari 4,100
  Merwari 2,600
  Bauria 700
  Kanauji 700
  Awadhi 400
  Haroti: Harauti 400
  Kashmiri 200
  Bengali 200
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  (1818-2000)
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 (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 Father's 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 Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
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 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
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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