Beldar Lonari (Hindu traditions) in India

The Beldar Lonari (Hindu traditions) have only been reported in India
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Introduction / History

The Beldar Lonari live in Maharashtra. They speak Marathi, Kannada and Hindi and read and write in Devanagari. They are not vegetarians who eat rice as a cereal.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Beldar Lonari people work mostly as laborers in the limekilns. Women work there as well. Children often support their families. They allow divorce if approved by the council. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Beldar Lonari people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are other Hindus who are much more philosophical, especially among the Brahmins.
Almost all Hindus participate in yearly celebrations like Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring / Diwali, the festival of lights / Navratri, the celebration of autumn / and Rama Navami, Rama’s birthday.


What Are Their Needs?

The Beldar Lonari people need to experience the abundant life only offered by Jesus Christ.


Prayer Points

Pray that God gives them dreams and visions, leading them to Jesus Christ.
Pray that the council leaders come to Jesus Christ and lead others to him.
Pray for loving and dedicated workers to go to the Beldar Lonari community.


Scripture Prayers for the Beldar Lonari (Hindu traditions) in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Beldar Lonari (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Beldar Lonari (Hindu traditions)
Alternate Names बेलदर लोनारी (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
Population this Country 68,000
Population all Countries 68,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 21109
ROP3 Code 117934
ROP25 Code 301046
ROP25 Name Beldar
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 on file 5
Largest States
Karnataka
33,000
Maharashtra
27,000
Tamil Nadu
3,700
Telangana
3,600
Goa
60
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 5
  Karnataka 33,000
  Maharashtra 27,000
  Tamil Nadu 3,700
  Telangana 3,600
  Goa 60
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.09 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.91 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Kannada (28,000 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Marathi
13,000
Marwari (India)
5,900
Telugu
5,600
Konkani
2,500
Hindi
1,700
Primary Language Kannada (28,000 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Marathi 13,000
  Marwari (India) 5,900
  Telugu 5,600
  Konkani 2,500
  Hindi 1,700
People Groups Speaking Kannada

Primary Language:  Kannada

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Bible-New Testament Yes  (1827-2023)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1827-2024)
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