Biar (Hindu traditions) in India

The Biar (Hindu traditions) have only been reported in India
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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)
World Population 371,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 7
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
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 6
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
353,000
Madhya Pradesh
10,000
Chhattisgarh
5,700
West Bengal
1,200
Uttarakhand
400
Maharashtra
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 6
  Uttar Pradesh 353,000
  Madhya Pradesh 10,000
  Chhattisgarh 5,700
  West Bengal 1,200
  Uttarakhand 400
  Maharashtra 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (194,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 15
Secondary Languages
Bhojpuri
160,000
Bagheli
8,900
Chhattisgarhi
3,300
Bengali
900
Garhwali
400
Awadhi
200
Kurux
40
Gondi, Northern
40
Gujarati
30
Odia
20
Korwa Halbi
Marathi Telugu
Primary Language Hindi (194,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 15
Secondary Languages
  Bhojpuri 160,000
  Bagheli 8,900
  Chhattisgarhi 3,300
  Bengali 900
  Garhwali 400
  Awadhi 200
  Kurux 40
  Gondi, Northern 40
  Gujarati 30
  Odia 20
  Korwa 10
  Halbi 10
  Marathi 10
  Telugu 0
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)
0.01 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.97 %
Islam
0.01 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.01 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2018  Isudas  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
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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