Nau Buddh in India

The Nau Buddh have only been reported in India
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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 1,594,000
World Population 1,594,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 31
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
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
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 21
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Maharashtra
1,243,000
Uttar Pradesh
260,000
Madhya Pradesh
39,000
Chhattisgarh
16,000
Punjab
12,000
Delhi
7,100
Rajasthan
5,700
Jharkhand
3,300
Kerala
2,600
West Bengal
2,400
Gujarat
1,100
Chandigarh
600
Haryana
300
Telangana
300
Tamil Nadu
300
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 21  (only 20 largest shown)
  Maharashtra 1,243,000
  Uttar Pradesh 260,000
  Madhya Pradesh 39,000
  Chhattisgarh 16,000
  Punjab 12,000
  Delhi 7,100
  Rajasthan 5,700
  Jharkhand 3,300
  Kerala 2,600
  West Bengal 2,400
  Gujarat 1,100
  Chandigarh 600
  Haryana 300
  Telangana 300
  Tamil Nadu 300
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Marathi (1,036,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 26
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Hindi
330,000
Konkani
88,000
Bhojpuri
33,000
Kanauji
24,000
Awadhi
12,000
Telugu
9,500
Punjabi, Eastern
9,000
Gujarati
8,300
Chhattisgarhi
6,400
Kannada
5,400
Konkani, Goan
3,400
English
2,400
Ahirani
2,000
Bengali
1,700
Malayalam
1,600
Other People Groups Speaking Marathi
Primary Language Marathi (1,036,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 26
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Hindi 330,000
  Konkani 88,000
  Bhojpuri 33,000
  Kanauji 24,000
  Awadhi 12,000
  Telugu 9,500
  Punjabi, Eastern 9,000
  Gujarati 8,300
  Chhattisgarhi 6,400
  Kannada 5,400
  Konkani, Goan 3,400
  English 2,400
  Ahirani 2,000
  Bengali 1,700
  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
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go 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 God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: मराठी - Marathi
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
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
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2018  Isudas  All rights reserved.  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 latest India census data.  Current values may differ.


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