Baineedu Madiga in India

The Madiga Baineedu have only been reported 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

The Baineedu are a subgroup of the Madiga, a Dalit artisan group. Their job involves working with leather goods, which gives them very low status in Hindu society. They are Dalits, among the lowest of the low.


Where Are they Located?

This Hindu community lives in Andhra Pradesh, a state in southeastern India.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Traditional work of Madiga people is making footwear, leather work and tanning. The women help in hide tanning, and act as midwives. They work in agriculture, though not many own their own land. In urban regions, many work in industry. They are not vegetarians, and they eat beef and rice. They are usually less than average in height.

Today they are benefitting from India's "reservation" system which allows low status people groups reservations into certain government jobs and allows for some of them to attend universities. A small number of Baineedu Madiga young men have gone into the computer industry where status is not determined by ancestry but by talent.

Baineedu Madiga family heads arrange marriages, often between cousins. They don't allow for divorce, but those who are widowed can remarry. Inheritance goes to the oldest son.


What Are Their Beliefs?

At the popular level, which is where the Baineedu Madiga people are, Hindus worship and serve the gods whom they believe will give them favor and protection, much like a business transaction. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. Many Dalits believe that by faithfully performing the tasks they have been given they are likely to be reincarnated into a higher caste in their next life.


What Are Their Needs?

The Baineedu Madiga people need to find their dignity and identity in Jesus Christ, the one who reached out to those that others despised and brought them higher.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Madiga Baineedu in India.

Pray for gospel workers to catch a vision for reaching the Baineedu Madiga people for Jesus and that in God's sovereign timing their hearts would be open and ready to follow Him.
Pray for Jesus movements to bless extended Baineedu Madiga families so the gospel will spread rapidly among this people group.
Pray for the spiritual lives of the Baineedu Madiga people to become fruitful as they follow Christ.
Pray for the lives and culture of the Baineedu Madiga people to evidence the rule and reign of the Kingdom of God as they open to the gospel, and for the beauty of Jesus to be seen in them.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17397/IN
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madiga
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2016/10/17
http://indculture0.tripod.com/madiga.htm


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Madiga Baineedu
People Name in Country Madiga Baineedu
Natural Name Baineedu Madiga
Population this Country 10,000
Population all Countries 10,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names माडीगा बैनीडू
People ID 21376
ROP3 Code 118227
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)
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 1
  Andhra Pradesh 10,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Telugu (10,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Telugu (10,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Telugu

Primary Language:  Telugu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1812-1966)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1818-1989)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1854-2016)
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
Audio Recordings Love letter to you from scripture
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Telugu
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Story
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.
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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