Baret in India

The Baret have only been reported in India
Main Language
Largest Religion
Progress Gauge
* Data can be from various sources including official census, agencies, and local research. Data from these sources can sometimes differ even by orders of magnitude. Joshua Project attempts to present a conservative, balanced estimate.

Introduction / History

South of the Rajasthani desert, the land is rugged and bare. There are very few trees to break the vast horizon, and mountains stand high against the sky. Ancient palaces stand amidst bustling shops and on arid plains. Remnants of the people's long and royal history are scattered throughout the Haroti (or Hadothi) region.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Haroti people reflect their long heritage. The women wear brightly colored dresses, adorned with numerous bangles and necklaces. Even their toes are decorated with bright toe rings. The men stand tall in dhotis, their colorful turbans carefully wound, each with its long tail hanging behind.

Different people groups, each having their own interesting stories, speak the same language – Haroti. The Mina, a scheduled tribe, are one of the major groups that speak Haroti. Long ago, they were rulers of the region but about 800 years ago, descendants of Hada took over the Haroti (or Hadothi) region after defeating the Mina kingdom. They ruled the region until it was conquered by the British and it later became part of free India.

Education has been highly valued within the Haroti culture for centuries. Formal education existed even in ancient times, mainly to promote Hindu teachings. Kings encouraged the literary world. Ancient books that focus on astrology, medicines, medical treatment and epic poetry are available even now. Even today, the Haroti people strongly promote education. It is difficult at times for school children as the medium of education is Hindi. Yet, the people esteem the Haroti language very highly.

What Are Their Beliefs?

While travelling the hard roads to the villages along the agricultural belt, one can often find a carefully placed stone representing a god to protect the land and its crops. There are few if any Christians among the Haroti. The few churches in the region are often in cities, mainly attended by Christians who have migrated from South India or from other regions.

What Are Their Needs?

Only the educated Haroti are able to understand the Hindi translation of the Word of God. God's Word in Haroti is essential for the Haroti people to be able to understand the good news and for laying a good foundation for the church.

Prayer Points

Pray that God will raise his messengers to take the gospel specifically to the Haroti region and to present it in culturally appropriate ways, using Haroti.
Pray that God will open doors for starting the translation of His Word into Haroti.
Pray for the few Christians in Rajasthan to stand strong in the Lord and reach others with the truth.

Scripture Prayers for the Baret in India.

Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Baret
People Name in Country Baret
Alternate Names Rao; बरेट
Population this Country 1,100
Population all Countries 1,100
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 19275
ROP3 Code 115251
ROP25 Code 300891
ROP25 Name Baret
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 1
  Rajasthan 1,100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
100.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Haroti (1,100 speakers)
Language Code hoj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Haroti (1,100 speakers)
Language Code hoj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Haroti

Primary Language:  Haroti

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1821-1822)
Bible-Complete No
FCBH NT ( Online
Possible Print Bibles
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Haroti Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Gospel website in this language General / Other
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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