One source considers "Bediya" to be the generic name of a number of vagrant nomadic groups. Traditionally, a large section of the Bedia were reported to be earning a livelihood from prostitution and dancing, however, this has largely been discontinued. The Bedia in Uttar Pradesh speak Awadhi and read and write in Devanagari.
They now work in agriculture. Women help a lot by earning money. They believe in education but have a low literacy level, so the gospel will need to be presented in oral forms. They have good relations with the landlords in the region.
The Bedia worship Hindu deities like Thakur, Shiva, Parvati, Hanuman, Chamunda, Kali and Sitala and Khermata, a local deity. Unlike most Hindus they bury their dead rather than cremate them.
The Bedia people need better education and a higher standard of living. They need opportunities to enter into new professions.
* Scripture Prayers for the Beriya (Hindu traditions) in India.
* Pray that Indian believers will lead them to a movement to Jesus Christ. * Pray the few followers of Jesus among the Bedia will have pastors and teachers to help them grow to become faithful disciples. * Pray for spiritual hunger that will lead them to the only savior.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|People Name General||Beriya (Hindu traditions)|
|People Name in Country||Beriya (Hindu traditions)|
|Population this Country||46,000|
|Population all Countries||46,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Baurasi; Beria; Beriya; Boria|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||2|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Hindi (36,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||hin Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Hindi
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1811-1998)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|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||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|
|General||Four Spiritual Laws|