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Bania, Bais in India



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Bania, Bais in India

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Introduction / History
Their name means "one who occupies the soil." While that might have applied to their landownership, it could just have easily been a description of their domination of their region. The Bais come from a powerful ancient Hindu warrior caste called the Rajputs that ruled parts of South Asia for centuries. As often happened in Indian history, those who had military power also owned good farmland. For many generations the Bais have been both powerful and wealthy.

What are their lives like?
In the world's eyes the Bais find themselves much admired. They are a proud people known for their wealth and entrepreneurism. In the spiritual realm, however, the Bais are poverty stricken.

What are their beliefs?
Only a very few have responded to the person of Jesus Christ. The rest continue to worship a pantheon of Hindu gods that leave them spiritually destitute.
Aside from false religion, perhaps one of the biggest obstacles keeping the Bais from knowing God is their standing in society. Like other people of high status, they find it difficult to admit their sins, surrender themselves to God, and receive His gift of salvation. Like the rich young ruler, many refuse to risk their status and wealth for eternity in Paradise.

Prayer Points
* Pray for the Bais to be granted the humility necessary to accept Christ as their Lord and Savior.
* Ask God to thrust forth workers to this people group who can communicate the gospel in a way the Bais can clearly understand.
* Pray for the believers among the Bais to boldly share their faith.

References
Some information from "The Scheduled Castes" K. S. Singh, ed. Oxford University Press, USA (1994)

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:15 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:130,000
Largest States:
Bihar (47,000)West Bengal (42,000)
Odisha (28,000)Assam (7,900)
Jharkhand (3,500)Tripura (500)
Andaman and Nicobar Islands (200)Haryana (40)
Total States on file:9
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Bania, Bais
People Name General: Bania, Bais
Alternate People Names:
BaisBaisaya
BaishBaishaya
BaniaBania Bais
BashhiMaheshwari
PodarSaid
SandriSuri
Vyasबनिया, बैस
ROP3 Code: 115143
Joshua Project People ID: 19691
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 130,000
Population all Countries: 131,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Rajasthan
People Name General: Bania, Bais
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Hindi (51,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bengali (42,000)Odia (16,000)
Maithili (13,000)Assamese (3,100)
Bhojpuri (100)Chhattisgarhi (60)
Total Languages: 7
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism100.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
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: 1806-1962
New Testament:
1811-1998Audio
Complete Bible: 1818-2000
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 RecordingsHindi Bible stories
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoA Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoA Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoAasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoCoconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoCreation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoFathers Love Letter
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoHaqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoTen Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoThe Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video: View in Hindi
Film / VideoThe Price of Life (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoYeshu Satsang (Indigitube.tv)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGods Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
GeneralYeshu Samaj
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterHindi Bible
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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