Vaghri (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
585,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Vaghri of India in Delhi speak Gujarati and Hindi and read and write in Devanagari. They are not vegetarians and they eat wheat and rice.

The Vaghri in Delhi do adult marriages. They permit remarriage. Property goes to the sons on the death of the father and the oldest son becomes in charge of the home. There are marriage and birth rituals. The dead are cremated. They barter steel items and plastic buckets for old clothes which they mend and sell. Children work. The council has been replaced by a registered society that looks after them. They are Hindus by religion.

In Maharashtra, the Vaghri are allowed to divorce. They have caste councils to look after them. The education level among them is poor so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the leaders of the societies and councils that look after them will give their lives to Jesus Christ and lead others of the Vaghri to Him too.
* Pray that gospel recordings will bring the Vaghri to salvation.


References

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


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-10-20
People Name General Vaghri (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Vaghri (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 585,000
World Population 591,500
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Bagri, Baori, Bella, Betigar, Datia, Malia, Murli, Salar, Salat, Vagher, Vagri, Vavania, Vedu, Wadvi, Wagher, Waghri, Waghya, Wagri, Wather, वाघरि (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स))
People ID 18290
ROP3 Code 110482
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 18
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Gujarat
(562,000)
Maharashtra
(14,000)
Madhya Pradesh
(3,000)
Tamil Nadu
(2,200)
Rajasthan
(700)
Delhi
(500)
Karnataka
(400)
West Bengal
(400)
Daman and Diu
(400)
Telangana
(300)
Chhattisgarh
(300)
Jharkhand
(200)
Uttar Pradesh
(200)
Dadra and Nagar Have
(200)
Goa
(80)
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 18
  Gujarat (562,000)
  Maharashtra (14,000)
  Madhya Pradesh (3,000)
  Tamil Nadu (2,200)
  Rajasthan (700)
  Delhi (500)
  Karnataka (400)
  West Bengal (400)
  Daman and Diu (400)
  Telangana (300)
  Chhattisgarh (300)
  Jharkhand (200)
  Uttar Pradesh (200)
  Dadra and Nagar Have (200)
  Goa (80)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Gujarati (493,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 10
Secondary Languages
Hindi
(47,000)
Marathi
(11,000)
Kacchi
(2,900)
Konkani
(1,700)
Saurashtra
(600)
Ahirani
(200)
Khandesi
(200)
Kannada
(20)
Tamil
People Groups Speaking Gujarati
Primary Language Gujarati (493,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 10
Secondary Languages
  Hindi (47,000)
  Marathi (11,000)
  Kacchi (2,900)
  Konkani (1,700)
  Saurashtra (600)
  Ahirani (200)
  Khandesi (200)
  Kannada (20)
  Tamil (10)
People Groups Speaking Gujarati

Primary Language:  Gujarati

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1809-1965)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1820-1985)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1823-2005)
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 / 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 %
Photo Source Bethany World Prayer Center  
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Anonymous  
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