Hindu Valmiki Lal Begi in India


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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

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.


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


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Valmiki Lal Begi (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Valmiki Lal Begi (Hindu traditions)
Natural Name Hindu Valmiki Lal Begi
Alternate Names Balmiki; Lal Begi; Mehtar; वाल्मीकि, बाल्मिकी लाल बेगी (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
Population this Country 11,000
Population all Countries 13,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 21315
ROP3 Code 118149
ROP25 Code 301129
ROP25 Name Bhangi
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 14
Largest States
Madhya Pradesh
5,100
Bihar
1,700
Jharkhand
1,500
Assam
1,000
Uttar Pradesh
700
West Bengal
500
Sikkim
200
Delhi
200
Telangana
50
Tripura
40
Uttarakhand
30
Meghalaya
30
Manipur
20
Mizoram
10
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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 14
  Madhya Pradesh 5,100
  Bihar 1,700
  Jharkhand 1,500
  Assam 1,000
  Uttar Pradesh 700
  West Bengal 500
  Sikkim 200
  Delhi 200
  Telangana 50
  Tripura 40
  Uttarakhand 30
  Meghalaya 30
  Manipur 20
  Mizoram 10
Website South Asia Peoples
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 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Hindi (7,300 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 (7,300 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  (1818-2022)
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Profile Source Keith Carey 
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