Baria (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
311,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

The Baria are a community primarily in Gujarat, but are also in other states. Mainly a landowning community, agriculture is the traditional as well as present-day occupation of the Baria. Social control is regulated by their caste council. Property is equally divided among the sons, while the house is inherited by the youngest son of the family. Baria women work in the fields and forests, and as laborers in road construction work to supplement the family income. Women wear a golden armlet (kada) and apply spangle (tikki) on their forehead as marriage symbols. Baria worship clan deities on important occasions. They visit shrines and temples of Hindu gods and goddesses and celebrate Janmashtami, Holi, Dhuleti, Raksha Bandhan, Diwasa, Dussehra, Diwali, etc.


Ministry Obstacles

Spiritual opposition can be expected as Jesus is presented. Workers need to be prayerfully prepared for this.


Outreach Ideas

Perhaps Christian workers in other communities will be led to take the good news of Christ to the Baria. Pray they will be obedient to this leading.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are probably no followers of Jesus today among the Baria. Pray the Lord will begin to stir the hearts of many in this community to know the creator God.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Baria will soon be set completely free from the worship of created things. Spiritual matters are spiritually understood, therefore, pray for the Lord's Spirit to grant understanding.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Baria (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Baria (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 311,000
World Population 314,300
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Baria, Baria Kshatriya Patel, Baria Patel, Baurasi, Beria, Beriah, Boria, Buriro, Koli Baria, Thakarda, बरिया (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16523
ROP3 Code 111698
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: 20
Largest States
Gujarat (231,000) Uttar Pradesh (49,000) Maharashtra (22,000)
Tamil Nadu (2,300) Madhya Pradesh (2,100) Daman and Diu (1,200)
Uttarakhand (600) Rajasthan (500) Dadra and Nagar Have (500)
Karnataka (400) West Bengal (400) Delhi (300)
Chhattisgarh (200) Telangana (200) Jharkhand (100)
Odisha (70) Chandigarh (40) Andhra Pradesh (30)
Goa (30) Kerala (10)
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: 20
Gujarat (231,000) Uttar Pradesh (49,000)
Maharashtra (22,000) Tamil Nadu (2,300)
Madhya Pradesh (2,100) Daman and Diu (1,200)
Uttarakhand (600) Rajasthan (500)
Dadra and Nagar Have (500) Karnataka (400)
West Bengal (400) Delhi (300)
Chhattisgarh (200) Telangana (200)
Jharkhand (100) Odisha (70)
Chandigarh (40) Andhra Pradesh (30)
Goa (30) Kerala (10)
Primary Language: Gujarati (222,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: guj   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 14
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (57,000) Awadhi (9,900) Konkani (3,300)
Kanauji (2,200) Saurashtra (1,800) Bhojpuri (1,100)
Garhwali (300) Kumaoni (200) Bundeli (200)
Nimadi (200) Marathi (100) Bagheli (90)
Braj Bhasha (40)
Primary Language: Gujarati (222,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 14
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (57,000) Awadhi (9,900)
Konkani (3,300) Kanauji (2,200)
Saurashtra (1,800) Bhojpuri (1,100)
Garhwali (300) Kumaoni (200)
Bundeli (200) Nimadi (200)
Marathi (100) Bagheli (90)
Braj Bhasha (40)
Primary Language: Gujarati

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1809-1965)
New Testament Yes   (1820-1985)
Complete Bible Yes   (1823-2005)
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Possible Print Bibles
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Gujarati
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Fathers Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
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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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