Nau Buddh in India

Joshua Project has identified the Nau Buddh only in India
Population
1,629,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Neo Buddhist or Nav Buddhist are a scheduled caste in India and changed from Hinduism to Buddhism in the latter half of the last century. Many live in Maharashtra and in other Indian States too. They celebrate Buddhist festivals.

In Andhra Pradesh they speak, read and write in Telugu. They are not vegetarians. They have cousin marriages. Divorce is not allowed. The bereaved can marry again. Children inherit equal amounts of property upon the death of the father. They have a
naming ceremony for children that is performed by Buddhist monks. There are marriage rituals and the dead are cremated or buried. Agriculture is their main work. The Buddhist Sangam settles disputes among them.

In Uttar Pradesh, the Neo Buddhists speak Hindi. Many of them do shoe making and leather work for a living. They use modern medicines and family planning.

In Karnataka, they speak with others not in their group in Kannada and read and write in Kannada too. They eat wheat and rice as cereals.

In Gujarat they use Gujarati. In the Punjab they speak Punjabi and Hindi and read and write in Gurmukhi and Devanagari too.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the Buddhist Sangam come to Jesus Christ and lead others of the Neo Buddhists to Him also.
* Pray that they will realize that neither Hinduism nor Buddhism will provide a path orightness with God.
* Pray that gospel materials and the Internet will point them toward salvation.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Nau Buddh
People Name in Country Nau Buddh
Population in India 1,629,000
World Population 1,629,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 33 to 38
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Abne, Anantkulia, Andvan, Antyaja, Atisudra, Autkamble, Bhumia, Bhumiputra, Bhuyal, Buddhist, Chokhapur, Dhed, Dhegu Megu, Jharia, Mehra, Mhar, Nav Buddhist, Neo-Buddhist, Taral, Yesker, नौ बुद्ध
People ID 17771
ROP3 Code 113233
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 22
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Maharashtra
(1,238,000)
Uttar Pradesh
(276,000)
Madhya Pradesh
(39,000)
Chhattisgarh
(16,000)
Punjab
(12,000)
Rajasthan
(11,000)
Gujarat
(10,000)
West Bengal
(8,700)
Delhi
(7,100)
Jharkhand
(5,500)
Kerala
(2,600)
Chandigarh
(600)
Telangana
(400)
Haryana
(300)
Tamil Nadu
(300)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 22  (only 20 largest shown)
  Maharashtra (1,238,000)
  Uttar Pradesh (276,000)
  Madhya Pradesh (39,000)
  Chhattisgarh (16,000)
  Punjab (12,000)
  Rajasthan (11,000)
  Gujarat (10,000)
  West Bengal (8,700)
  Delhi (7,100)
  Jharkhand (5,500)
  Kerala (2,600)
  Chandigarh (600)
  Telangana (400)
  Haryana (300)
  Tamil Nadu (300)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Marathi (1,037,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 32
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Hindi
(348,000)
Konkani
(88,000)
Bhojpuri
(35,000)
Kanauji
(26,000)
Awadhi
(16,000)
Gujarati
(14,000)
Telugu
(9,500)
Punjabi, Eastern
(9,300)
Bengali
(7,000)
Chhattisgarhi
(6,400)
Kannada
(5,400)
Konkani, Goan
(3,400)
English
(2,500)
Ahirani
(2,000)
Malayalam
(1,600)
People Groups Speaking Marathi
Primary Language Marathi (1,037,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 32
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Hindi (348,000)
  Konkani (88,000)
  Bhojpuri (35,000)
  Kanauji (26,000)
  Awadhi (16,000)
  Gujarati (14,000)
  Telugu (9,500)
  Punjabi, Eastern (9,300)
  Bengali (7,000)
  Chhattisgarhi (6,400)
  Kannada (5,400)
  Konkani, Goan (3,400)
  English (2,500)
  Ahirani (2,000)
  Malayalam (1,600)
People Groups Speaking Marathi

Primary Language:  Marathi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1807-1957)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1811-1982)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1821-2002)
Bible-NT Audio 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 Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Marathi
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Marathi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
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 EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter Fathers Love Letter
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
99.76 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.23 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
Unknown
Other / Small
0.01 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Isudas   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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