Valmiki, Balmiki Lal Begi (Hindu traditions) in India


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Introduction / History

The Lalbegi are a scheduled caste. Hinduism is generally their religion. Some of them follow Islam.

The Lalbegi of West Bengal speak Rajasthani, Bengali and Hindi. They are not vegetarians who eat wheat and rice. Many of them work as sweepers. They are landless. Their literacy level is improving. They use traditional and modern medicines and family planning.

In Bihar as well as being sweepers, some of them breed pigs.

In Uttar Pradesh, the Lalbegi do not have their girls educated and boys only at primary school, so the gospel may need to be delivered in oral form too.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Valmiki, Balmiki Lal Begi (Hindu traditions) in India.

* Pray that God will give the Lalbegi dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel recordings will lead them to salvation.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Valmiki, Balmiki Lal Begi (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Valmiki, Balmiki Lal Begi (Hindu traditions)
World Population 125,100
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Alternate Names Balmiki, Lal Begi, Mehtar, वाल्मीकि, बाल्मिकी लाल बेगी (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 21315
ROP3 Code 118149
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 17
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Maharashtra
55,000
Madhya Pradesh
36,000
West Bengal
6,800
Karnataka
6,800
Uttar Pradesh
4,000
Chhattisgarh
3,600
Jharkhand
2,900
Delhi
2,100
Assam
1,600
Bihar
1,400
Telangana
1,300
Odisha
800
Meghalaya
200
Sikkim
200
Uttarakhand
100
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 17
  Maharashtra 55,000
  Madhya Pradesh 36,000
  West Bengal 6,800
  Karnataka 6,800
  Uttar Pradesh 4,000
  Chhattisgarh 3,600
  Jharkhand 2,900
  Delhi 2,100
  Assam 1,600
  Bihar 1,400
  Telangana 1,300
  Odisha 800
  Meghalaya 200
  Sikkim 200
  Uttarakhand 100
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Hindi (95,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 16
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Marathi
8,500
Bengali
6,400
Kannada
3,700
Chhattisgarhi
2,300
Malvi
1,800
Konkani
1,400
Ahirani
1,100
Marwari
900
Odia
800
Assamese
300
Maithili
200
Mewari
200
Awadhi
60
Bhojpuri
60
Telugu
50
Primary Language Hindi (95,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 16
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Marathi 8,500
  Bengali 6,400
  Kannada 3,700
  Chhattisgarhi 2,300
  Malvi 1,800
  Konkani 1,400
  Ahirani 1,100
  Marwari 900
  Odia 800
  Assamese 300
  Maithili 200
  Mewari 200
  Awadhi 60
  Bhojpuri 60
  Telugu 50
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
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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
0.61 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.04 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.17 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.18 %
Unknown
0.00 %
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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