Bedia (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Subgroups: 2

Subgroup Name Population
Dafali 203,000
Kathodia 3,200

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

Pray for the Bedia people to be delivered from their fear of "Christendom" and to embrace God's blessing through his Word for their families and clans.


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
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 11
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
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 18
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh
229,000
Jharkhand
100,000
West Bengal
85,000
Delhi
61,000
Madhya Pradesh
27,000
Rajasthan
11,000
Uttarakhand
9,700
Maharashtra
9,300
Haryana
5,000
Odisha
2,000
Bihar
1,800
Assam
1,500
Karnataka
200
Chhattisgarh
200
Andaman and Nicobar
100
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 18
  Uttar Pradesh 229,000
  Jharkhand 100,000
  West Bengal 85,000
  Delhi 61,000
  Madhya Pradesh 27,000
  Rajasthan 11,000
  Uttarakhand 9,700
  Maharashtra 9,300
  Haryana 5,000
  Odisha 2,000
  Bihar 1,800
  Assam 1,500
  Karnataka 200
  Chhattisgarh 200
  Andaman and Nicobar 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (379,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 47
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Bengali
75,000
Bhojpuri
21,000
Awadhi
20,000
Santhali
16,000
Kanauji
6,200
Marathi
3,100
Garhwali
2,300
Panchpargania
1,800
Odia
1,600
Bundeli
1,400
Bagheli
1,300
Marwari
1,200
Dhundari
900
Mewari
900
Kumaoni
800
Other People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (379,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 47
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Bengali 75,000
  Bhojpuri 21,000
  Awadhi 20,000
  Santhali 16,000
  Kanauji 6,200
  Marathi 3,100
  Garhwali 2,300
  Panchpargania 1,800
  Odia 1,600
  Bundeli 1,400
  Bagheli 1,300
  Marwari 1,200
  Dhundari 900
  Mewari 900
  Kumaoni 800
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 Unknown)
0.05 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
94.21 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
Unknown
5.73 %
Photo Source Rachel Flynn 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
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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