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Bawaria (Sikh traditions) in India

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96,000 Punjabi, Eastern Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Bawaria (Sikh traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
The Bawaria of India are a scheduled caste. Most follow the Sikh religion. They have a low literacy level so the gospel will need to be given in oral form.

In Rajasthan, the Bawaria speak Hindi. They are not vegetarians and eat wheat and millet as cereals. They work in cultivation. A community council looks after them. They cremate the dead.

In Haryana they speak Bagri, Haryanvi and Hindi. Most of them do not own land. They hunt animals, some are in business and some are in trade and other work.

In Punjab, they speak Bauria and Punjabi. Divorce is allowed with the permission of the council.

In Uttar Pradesh, property goes to the sons by inheritance. The welfare system has benefited them.

In Delhi, the Bawaria speak Rajasthani and Hindi. They are Hindus by religion. Modern medicine is used by them. They have different types of work.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the leaders of the caste councils will come to Jesus Christ and lead others of the Bawaria to Him.
* Pray that gospel recordings will bring them to salvation.

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999

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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:96,000
Largest States:
Punjab (89,000)Haryana (2,700)
Maharashtra (1,100)Madhya Pradesh (600)
Jammu and Kashmir (500)Jharkhand (300)
Rajasthan (300)Uttarakhand (300)
West Bengal (300)Chhattisgarh (200)
Total States on file:21
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Bawaria (Sikh traditions)
People Name General: Bawaria (Sikh traditions)
Alternate People Names:
Naributबावारिया (सिख ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 111485
Joshua Project People ID: 16348
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 96,000
Population all Countries: 96,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Punjabi
People Name General: Bawaria (Sikh traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25n
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern (76,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): pan    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (11,000)Bagri (7,800)
Bauria (600)Haryanvi (300)
Dogri (300)Chin, Bawm (200)
Dhundari (80)Garhwali (40)
Marwari (30)Shekhawati (30)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 15
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Other / Small
Religion Sub-division:Sikhism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small100.00 % 
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
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1818-1954
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1959-2002
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoEyes of the Heart (
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Punjabi, Eastern
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoSikh Contextual Gathering ( ...
Film / VideoSikh Punjabi Music Video (
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: ਪੰਜਾਬੀ - Panjabi
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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