Bedia (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
546,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

One source considers "Bediya" to be the generic name of a number of vagrant, gypsy-like 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 546,000
World Population 584,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
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
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: 18
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh (240,000) Jharkhand (108,000) West Bengal (66,000)
Delhi (61,000) Madhya Pradesh (28,000) Rajasthan (11,000)
Uttarakhand (10,000) Maharashtra (9,600) Haryana (5,600)
Bihar (2,400) Odisha (2,100) Assam (1,600)
Karnataka (200) Chhattisgarh (200) Andaman and Nicobar (100)
Tripura (90) Gujarat (80) Himachal Pradesh (40)
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: 18
Uttar Pradesh (240,000) Jharkhand (108,000)
West Bengal (66,000) Delhi (61,000)
Madhya Pradesh (28,000) Rajasthan (11,000)
Uttarakhand (10,000) Maharashtra (9,600)
Haryana (5,600) Bihar (2,400)
Odisha (2,100) Assam (1,600)
Karnataka (200) Chhattisgarh (200)
Andaman and Nicobar (100) Tripura (90)
Gujarat (80) Himachal Pradesh (40)
Primary Language: Hindi (378,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: hin   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 47
Secondary Languages:
(only 20 largest shown)
Bengali (60,000) Awadhi (21,000) Bhojpuri (20,000)
Santhali (13,000) Kanauji (6,200) Marathi (3,200)
Garhwali (2,200) Odia (2,200) Bundeli (1,400)
Bagheli (1,300) Marwari (1,300) Mundari (1,300)
Dhundari (900) Punjabi, Eastern (900) Mewari (900)
Assamese (800) Kumaoni (800) Munda (700)
Ho (600) Merwari (500)
Primary Language: Hindi (378,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 47
Secondary Languages: (only 20 largest shown)
Bengali (60,000) Awadhi (21,000)
Bhojpuri (20,000) Santhali (13,000)
Kanauji (6,200) Marathi (3,200)
Garhwali (2,200) Odia (2,200)
Bundeli (1,400) Bagheli (1,300)
Marwari (1,300) Mundari (1,300)
Dhundari (900) Punjabi, Eastern (900)
Mewari (900) Assamese (800)
Kumaoni (800) Munda (700)
Ho (600) Merwari (500)
Primary Language: Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
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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 Unknown)
0.08 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
98.07 %
Islam
0.01 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
1.84 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
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


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