Bedia (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
542,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

One source considers "Bediya" to be the generic name of a number of vagrant, nomadic groups. Traditionally, a large section of the Bedia were reported to be earning a livelihood from prostitution and dancing, however, this has largely been discontinued. The Bedia worship deities like Thakur, Shiva, Parvati, Hanuman, Chamunda, Kali and Sitala and Khermata (a local deity).


Ministry Obstacles

Giving up allegiance to personal deities may be threatening.


Outreach Ideas

Christians need to emphasize the person and work of Jesus to the Bedia community, showing his goodness to them.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray the few followers of Jesus among the Bedia will have pastors and teachers to help them grow to become faithful disciples. Pray they will be taught accurately and well.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Bedia will make schooling a priority for their children, and will be able to improve their standard of living.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Bedia (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Bedia (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 542,000
World Population 580,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 11 to 14
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Abdal, Abdul, Baddi, Badia, Beda, Bedda, Bedia Kudmi, Bediya, Benia, Berai, Berani, Beria, Beriya, Bhantu, Bhedyargaderi, Chhoto Bedia, Choto Kudmi, Dafali, Hashmi Saudagar, Mangal, Osthan, Paturia, San Bedia, San Kudmi, Shilpakar, Shilpkar, बेड़िया (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16367
ROP3 Code 111509
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 18
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh
(237,000)
Jharkhand
(107,000)
West Bengal
(66,000)
Delhi
(61,000)
Madhya Pradesh
(28,000)
Rajasthan
(11,000)
Uttarakhand
(10,000)
Maharashtra
(9,600)
Haryana
(5,200)
Bihar
(2,400)
Odisha
(2,100)
Assam
(1,600)
Karnataka
(200)
Chhattisgarh
(200)
Andaman and Nicobar
(100)
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 18
  Uttar Pradesh (237,000)
  Jharkhand (107,000)
  West Bengal (66,000)
  Delhi (61,000)
  Madhya Pradesh (28,000)
  Rajasthan (11,000)
  Uttarakhand (10,000)
  Maharashtra (9,600)
  Haryana (5,200)
  Bihar (2,400)
  Odisha (2,100)
  Assam (1,600)
  Karnataka (200)
  Chhattisgarh (200)
  Andaman and Nicobar (100)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (377,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 47
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Bengali
(60,000)
Bhojpuri
(21,000)
Awadhi
(20,000)
Santhali
(13,000)
Kanauji
(6,200)
Marathi
(3,200)
Garhwali
(2,300)
Odia
(2,200)
Bundeli
(1,400)
Bagheli
(1,300)
Mundari
(1,300)
Marwari
(1,200)
Dhundari
(900)
Punjabi, Eastern
(900)
Mewari
(900)
People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (377,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 47
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Bengali (60,000)
  Bhojpuri (21,000)
  Awadhi (20,000)
  Santhali (13,000)
  Kanauji (6,200)
  Marathi (3,200)
  Garhwali (2,300)
  Odia (2,200)
  Bundeli (1,400)
  Bagheli (1,300)
  Mundari (1,300)
  Marwari (1,200)
  Dhundari (900)
  Punjabi, Eastern (900)
  Mewari (900)
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 of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
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 Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.08 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
98.07 %
Islam
0.01 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
1.84 %
Photo Source Rachel Flynn  
Map Source Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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