Valmiki, Balmiki Lal Begi (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

Lal Begi people are a scheduled caste, meaning that they live as a tribe outside regular Indian society. They are a subgroup of the Valmiki, also known as, Balmiki. The Lal Begi of West Bengal speak Rajasthani, Bengali and Hindi.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Many Valmiki people work as sweepers; others raise swine. They do not own land, so they have no legacy for their families. They use both traditional, and modern medicine. Their literacy level is improving, opening new doors of opportunity.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Most are Hindus though some follow Islam. Both religions open doors to false hope, or no hope at all. Hindu gods are countless, and the Muslim god is unapproachable. They have no concept of a loving, Almighty Creator God who has provided payment for the sins that weigh them down.


What Are Their Needs?

These sweepers need the opportunity to improve their lives through better jobs and education. Opportunities exist for disciples to enter their sphere of life and show them the only way to abundanteternal life. They need to know that they are precious and valued, and that they can have hope in the painful world in which they find themselves.


Prayer Points

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

Pray for a disciple making movement to flourish among them this decade. Pray for faithful intercessors to keep praying for these sweepers until they are swept into the Kingdom!Pray for spiritual openness to the only Savior. Pray for workers to be thrust out to them.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Valmiki, Balmiki Lal Begi (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Valmiki, Balmiki Lal Begi (Hindu traditions)
Population this Country 9,300
Population all Countries 12,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Balmiki; Lal Begi; Mehtar; वाल्मीकि, बाल्मिकी लाल बेगी (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 21315
ROP3 Code 118149
Country India
Region Asia, South
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 14
Largest States
Madhya Pradesh
4,300
Bihar
1,400
Jharkhand
1,300
Assam
900
Uttar Pradesh
600
West Bengal
500
Delhi
200
Sikkim
200
Tripura
40
Telangana
40
Meghalaya
30
Uttarakhand
30
Manipur
20
Mizoram
10
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 14
  Madhya Pradesh 4,300
  Bihar 1,400
  Jharkhand 1,300
  Assam 900
  Uttar Pradesh 600
  West Bengal 500
  Delhi 200
  Sikkim 200
  Tripura 40
  Telangana 40
  Meghalaya 30
  Uttarakhand 30
  Manipur 20
  Mizoram 10
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (7,400 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Bengali
900
Assamese
600
Malvi
300
Maithili
200
Bhojpuri
20
Primary Language Hindi (7,400 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Bengali 900
  Assamese 600
  Malvi 300
  Maithili 200
  Bhojpuri 20
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  (1835-2012)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Hindi
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / Video Coconuts
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
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 The Hope Video
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.11 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.16 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.49 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.24 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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