Biar (Hindu traditions) in India

Joshua Project has identified the Biar (Hindu traditions) only in India
Population
382,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

The Biar (or Bayar) community has two divisions, the Barhariya, who live north of the river Son, and the Dakkinahija, who live south of the river. These in turn are divided into several clans. Spouses are acquired through middlemen. Dowry, both in cash and kind, is given to the bridegroom's father. Vermilion is the symbol of a married woman. Mahadeva is the Biar's special deity. They worship Kali, Deeh and Aminal Devi as village deities. A Guru Bhagi performs the sacred duties of the community. Their major festivals are Ram Navami, Nag Panchami, Dussehra, Diwali, Til Sankranti and Holi.


Ministry Obstacles

Uttar Pradesh, the primary home of the Biar people, has only a relative few Christian believers. Spiritual darkness is very deep.


Outreach Ideas

Perhaps Gospel radio in the languages of the Biar people will be widely available in the districts where the Biar live. We need to pray for the resources needed for this. Pray the Biar will be prepared for these broadcasts, to listen and understand.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There may be a few secret believers among the Biar. If so, they need prayer. May the Holy Spirit be their teacher. Pray they will find each other for purposes of fellowship.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray the Biar community will hunger to know the one true God, their creator. Pray they won't be satisfied with anything less.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Biar (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Biar (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 382,000
World Population 382,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Bayar, Bedh, Bhaiya, Biayada, Byadh, Ghodi Kodana, बीयर (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16454
ROP3 Code 111615
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: 6
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh (364,000) Madhya Pradesh (10,000) Chhattisgarh (5,900)
West Bengal (1,200) Uttarakhand (400) Maharashtra (100)
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: 6
Uttar Pradesh (364,000) Madhya Pradesh (10,000)
Chhattisgarh (5,900) West Bengal (1,200)
Uttarakhand (400) Maharashtra (100)
Primary Language: Hindi (182,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: hin   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 15
Secondary Languages:
Bhojpuri (168,000) Bagheli (8,900) Chhattisgarhi (2,400)
Bengali (900) Garhwali (400) Awadhi (300)
Gujarati (40) Kurux (40) Gondi, Northern (20)
Odia (20) Halbi Korwa
Marathi Telugu
Primary Language: Hindi (182,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 15
Secondary Languages:
Bhojpuri (168,000) Bagheli (8,900)
Chhattisgarhi (2,400) Bengali (900)
Garhwali (400) Awadhi (300)
Gujarati (40) Kurux (40)
Gondi, Northern (20) Odia (20)
Halbi (10) Korwa (10)
Marathi (10) Telugu (0)
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
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 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)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.97 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.03 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source: Isudas   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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