Bania Lad in India

The Bania Lad have only been reported in India
Population
133,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

"I am ruined!" said Rahul, a money-lending businessman of the Lad community of Gujarat, as he buried his head in his palm. Neetu, his young bride, stood in the background, as his father bellowed, "How can you lend such large sums of money to a scoundrel like Kataria?" "What are we going to do?" whimpered Rahul's mother as she covered her head with her saree palu that kept slipping to her shoulder. Neetu's heart ached for Rahul, who looked more desperate than she had ever seen him. She knew that she couldn't say a thing, primarily because her father-in-law yelled and stopped only to take in quick gasps of breath, and also because it was considered unbecoming for a young daughter-in-law to interject when an older member of the family was speaking.
Later that evening when Rahul and Neetu had a quiet moment alone, she told him that she remembered something that she had learned in the Christian boarding school where she once studied. "Whenever we told the nuns how disconcerted we were because of an upcoming exam, she would say, "Ask and you will receive," and then she would pray for us. Maybe we should do just that."


Prayer Points

Pray that all hardships faced by the Lad people will prepare their hearts to seek and find the Lord. Pray that the Lord will prepare missionaries to work among the Lad Banias.


References

Some information from "The Scheduled Castes" K. S. Singh, ed. Oxford University Press, USA (1994)


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-08-15
People Name General Bania Lad
People Name in Country Bania Lad
Population in India 133,000
World Population 133,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Ambali, Khasie Lad, Koli Lad, Lad, Lad Bania, Lad Vania, Ladar, Ladia, Ladik, Ladik. Ladar, Ladsi, Ladsi Bunkar, Lajjhad, Theley Lad, Yellegar, बनिया, लड़
People ID 19708
ROP3 Code 115160
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 7
Largest States
Gujarat
(54,000)
Maharashtra
(52,000)
Rajasthan
(11,000)
Madhya Pradesh
(10,000)
Telangana
(3,700)
Delhi
(1,800)
Chhattisgarh
(100)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 7
  Gujarat (54,000)
  Maharashtra (52,000)
  Rajasthan (11,000)
  Madhya Pradesh (10,000)
  Telangana (3,700)
  Delhi (1,800)
  Chhattisgarh (100)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Gujarati (65,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
Hindi
(34,000)
Marathi
(12,000)
Konkani
(5,000)
Marwari
(4,800)
Khandesi
(4,500)
Telugu
(2,500)
Dhundari
(2,400)
Ahirani
(1,300)
Mewari
(600)
Nimadi
(300)
Bundeli
(70)
People Groups Speaking Gujarati
Primary Language Gujarati (65,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
  Hindi (34,000)
  Marathi (12,000)
  Konkani (5,000)
  Marwari (4,800)
  Khandesi (4,500)
  Telugu (2,500)
  Dhundari (2,400)
  Ahirani (1,300)
  Mewari (600)
  Nimadi (300)
  Bundeli (70)
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 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 Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Fathers Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
96.10 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
3.90 %
Unknown
0.00 %
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Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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