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Baira in India

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Map source: Omid / Joshua Project
Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
12,000 Kannada Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Baira in India

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Introduction / History
Most of the Baira people live in India's southern state of Karnataka, though a few live further south in Kerala. Since Kannada is the language of Karnataka, that is the one the Baira people use the most.

They are a rural community that has traditionally lived by hunting and gathering from the forests. Commonly their children work, which is one of the reasons for their low literacy rate. Though they like to have their sons get a formal education, their daughters usually stay at home. Most of them get married as adults.

The Baira people are Hindus who worship specific deities.

Pray that they will find Jesus to be the only one worthy of their worship and praise.

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:11 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:12,000
Largest States:
Karnataka (8,300)Tamil Nadu (1,800)
Kerala (1,000)Uttarakhand (700)
Andhra Pradesh (80)Goa (50)
Odisha (50)Puducherry (40)
Uttar Pradesh (10)
Total States on file:10
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Baira
People Name General: Baira
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 111420
Joshua Project People ID: 16294
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 12,000
Population all Countries: 12,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Kannada
People Name General: Baira
Ethnic Code: CNN23a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Kannada (7,100 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): kan    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Konkani, Goan (3,500)Kumaoni (600)
Tamil (500)Malayalam (200)
Hindi (200)Tulu (30)
Telugu (20)
Total Languages: 8
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.98 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.02 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1812-1988
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1831-2000
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsFathers Love Letter
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture / Bible
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Kannada
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Kannada
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: ಕನ್ನಡ - Kannada
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Baira in India

Global                 Global
  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Kannada     South Asia    
      Baira India    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Baira in India          
      Religion Language  
      Hinduism     Kannada  
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