Vaghri (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
587,000
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 The council has been replaced by a registered society that looks after them.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 Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-10-20
People Name General Vaghri (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Vaghri (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 587,000
World Population 593,800
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached 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
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 18
Largest States
Gujarat (564,000) Maharashtra (14,000) Madhya Pradesh (3,000)
Tamil Nadu (2,200) Rajasthan (700) Delhi (500)
West Bengal (400) Daman and Diu (400) Karnataka (400)
Telangana (300) Chhattisgarh (300) Jharkhand (200)
Dadra and Nagar Have (200) Uttar Pradesh (200) Odisha (70)
Goa (70) Kerala (50) Andhra Pradesh (40)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 18
Gujarat (564,000) Maharashtra (14,000)
Madhya Pradesh (3,000) Tamil Nadu (2,200)
Rajasthan (700) Delhi (500)
West Bengal (400) Daman and Diu (400)
Karnataka (400) Telangana (300)
Chhattisgarh (300) Jharkhand (200)
Dadra and Nagar Have (200) Uttar Pradesh (200)
Odisha (70) Goa (70)
Kerala (50) Andhra Pradesh (40)
Primary Language: Gujarati (494,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: guj   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 10
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (47,000) Marathi (10,000) Kacchi (2,900)
Konkani (1,700) Saurashtra (600) Ahirani (200)
Khandesi (200) Kannada (20) Tamil
Primary Language: Gujarati (494,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 10
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (47,000) Marathi (10,000)
Kacchi (2,900) Konkani (1,700)
Saurashtra (600) Ahirani (200)
Khandesi (200) Kannada (20)
Tamil (10)
Primary Language: Gujarati

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1809-1965)
New Testament Yes   (1820-1985)
Complete Bible Yes   (1823-2005)
Audio Bible 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 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source: Bethany World Prayer Center  
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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