The Neo Buddhist or Nav Buddhist are a scheduled caste who converted from Hinduism to Buddhism in the latter half of the 20th century. Many live in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and in other states as well.
Agriculture is their main work. Many of them do shoe making and leather work for a living. They are not vegetarians. They have cousin marriages. They don’t allow for divorce. The bereaved can marry again. Children inherit equal amounts of property when the father dies. The Buddhist Sangam settles disputes among them.
They celebrate Buddhist festivals. They have a naming ceremony for children that is performed by Buddhist monks. There are marriage rituals and the dead are cremated or buried.
This people group needs to put their trust in Jesus Christ, the one who came to provide life to the full for all who call on His name.
* Scripture Prayers for the Nau Buddh in India.
* Pray for an unstoppable movement to Christ this decade. * Pray that they will realize only Jesus Christ offers life to the full. * Pray for the Father to thrust out workers and intercessors for these Buddhists.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|People Name General||Nau Buddh|
|People Name in Country||Nau Buddh|
|Population this Country||Unknown|
|Population all Countries||Unknown|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|GSEC||2 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed|
|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|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
Primary Language: Marathi
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1811-1982)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|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||Indigitube.tv Video / Animation|
|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||Four Spiritual Laws|
|General||God's Simple Plan|
|General||Gospel website in this language|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
|Mobile App||Download Bible from Google Play Store|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: मराठी - Marathi|