Nau Buddh in India

The Nau Buddh have only been reported in India
This people group’s population is unknown or estimated to be extremely small. This people group may have assimilated into larger surrounding groups and may no longer be recognizable as a distinct group. To ensure every people group is represented, Joshua Project includes unknown and very small population people groups until on-site research determines they do not exist. More info at Small People Group Policy.
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

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.


What Are Their Lives Like?

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.


What Are Their Beliefs?

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.


What Are Their Needs?

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.


Prayer Points

* 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 10
Population all Countries 10
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 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 Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 1
  Tamil Nadu 10
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Marathi (10 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Marathi (10 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
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  (1821-2015)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
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 LUMO film of Gospels
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 Gospel website in this language
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file from FCBH
Mobile App Download audio Bible app from Google Play Store
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
100.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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