Brahmin Sakaldwipi in India


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Introduction

The Sakaldwipi Brahmin is a well-known community in Bihar and North India. They have two subdivisions, Mag and Bhojak. The Mag are superior to Bhojak. Almost all the Sakaldwipi own agricultural land in their villages which is tilled by landless laborers. They traditionally do not accept water and food from other communities, except other Brahmin. Each Sakaldwipi family has its own deity, and ancestors are worshipped. Their sacred specialists are from their own community. As priests and astrologers, the Sakaldwipi Brahmin have patron-client relationship with other communities.


Ministry Obstacles

The Brahmin communities are often prideful, as they are at the top of the caste system. Pride is deadly, because humility is what God requires of a person. Also, low caste Christian workers find it difficult to approach the Brahmin.


Outreach Ideas

There are Christian Brahmin in other communities. Perhaps some will be led to the Sakaldwipi Brahmin, sharing the person of Jesus with them. Pray for this to occur.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There likely are no Christians today among this Brahmin group. None have reported themselves this way to the Indian census. However, pray for those who will someday come to Christ. Pray they will learn to walk in humility with their Savior and Lord.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray for the Brahmin communities of India, that the Lord will show them in powerful ways their need for forgiveness of sin, and for power to live this life well. Both are found in the person and work of Jesus Christ.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-10-15
People Name General Brahmin Sakaldwipi
People Name in Country Brahmin Sakaldwipi
Population in India 461,000
World Population 466,500
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 9
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Bhojak, Brahman Terai, Brahmin Terai, Mag, Mihir, Sakdipi, Shak Dwipi Brahman, Shak Dwipi Brahmin, Shakdipiniya, ब्रह्मन, सकल्द्विपि
People ID 19974
ROP3 Code 115755
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 12
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
207,000
Andhra Pradesh
101,000
Odisha
59,000
Bihar
29,000
Telangana
26,000
West Bengal
25,000
Assam
4,200
Uttarakhand
4,000
Madhya Pradesh
2,400
Jharkhand
1,600
Tripura
200
Maharashtra
60
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 12
  Uttar Pradesh 207,000
  Andhra Pradesh 101,000
  Odisha 59,000
  Bihar 29,000
  Telangana 26,000
  West Bengal 25,000
  Assam 4,200
  Uttarakhand 4,000
  Madhya Pradesh 2,400
  Jharkhand 1,600
  Tripura 200
  Maharashtra 60
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (201,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 16
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Telugu
114,000
Odia
50,000
Bhojpuri
31,000
Bengali
27,000
Awadhi
16,000
Maithili
7,600
Assamese
3,700
Marwari
2,100
Kanauji
1,600
Magahi
1,300
Garhwali
900
Chhattisgarhi
800
Bagheli
500
Kumaoni
500
Marathi
60
Other People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (201,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 16
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Telugu 114,000
  Odia 50,000
  Bhojpuri 31,000
  Bengali 27,000
  Awadhi 16,000
  Maithili 7,600
  Assamese 3,700
  Marwari 2,100
  Kanauji 1,600
  Magahi 1,300
  Garhwali 900
  Chhattisgarhi 800
  Bagheli 500
  Kumaoni 500
  Marathi 60
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1818-2000)
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 (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video A Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Aasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Coconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Haqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
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 Anonymous 
Map Source Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
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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