Vaghri (Hindu traditions) in India


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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 The council has been replaced by a registered society that looks after them.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 568,000
World Population 574,700
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 11
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
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Gujarati
People Group Vaghri (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code CNN25p
Total Subgroups on file 15
Largest Subgroups
Chunari
80
Kathiawari
80
Bagannia
0
Bamcha
0
Chibadia
0
Datania
0
Gamachia
0
Kakodia
0
Moni
0
Patanejis
0
Pomla
0
Salat
0
Talabda
0
Vedu
0
Waghari
0
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Gujarati
People Group Vaghri (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code CNN25p
Total Subgroups 15
  Chunari 80
  Kathiawari 80
  Bagannia 0
  Bamcha 0
  Chibadia 0
  Datania 0
  Gamachia 0
  Kakodia 0
  Moni 0
  Patanejis 0
  Pomla 0
  Salat 0
  Talabda 0
  Vedu 0
  Waghari 0
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 18
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Gujarat
546,000
Maharashtra
14,000
Madhya Pradesh
3,000
Tamil Nadu
2,100
Rajasthan
800
Delhi
500
West Bengal
400
Karnataka
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
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 18
  Gujarat 546,000
  Maharashtra 14,000
  Madhya Pradesh 3,000
  Tamil Nadu 2,100
  Rajasthan 800
  Delhi 500
  West Bengal 400
  Karnataka 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 (0 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
Ahirani Hindi Kannada
Kacchi Khandesi Konkani
Marathi Saurashtra
Other People Groups Speaking Gujarati
Primary Language Gujarati (0 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
  Ahirani
  Hindi
  Kannada
  Kacchi
  Khandesi
  Konkani
  Marathi
  Saurashtra
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
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 / 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 God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ગુજરાતી - Gujarati
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Father's Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.10 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.87 %
Islam
0.01 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
Unknown
0.01 %
Photo Source Bethany World Prayer Center 
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
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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