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Badhik in India


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
11,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Badhik in India

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Introduction / History
The Badhik people live in north central India. Traditionally they hunted animals and trapped birds and sold them for their livelihood. Now they work as butchers and as landless agricultural laborers. The Badhik claim to be Sudras, the fourth level in the Hindu caste system. But the majority of the Hindus treat them as Dalits, a people outside the caste system. The Badhik receive discrimination from society even though it is illegal in India. The Badhik are classified as a scheduled caste which allows them certain government jobs and special places in university admissions.

The main language of the Badhik is Hindi. Many resources are available in Hindi including a complete Bible, radio programs and the JESUS Film. There are few if any Badhik believers.

What are their lives like?
The Badhik offer their services for the ceremonial slaughter of animals for Hindu holidays. They marry within their community but not within the same clan. Marriage to one spouse is the norm. Badhik tend to have large families. Rural villages often lack access to modern medicine and clean water. Child mortality is high. Children frequently quit school after a few years to help support their families. Being Hindu, they do not eat beef.

Unfortunately, many Badhik are unable to read and write. Some Badhik men receive a secondary education and work in government jobs.

The Badhik make leather items from the hides they tan. Many Badhik who are not butchers or leather workers farm land owned by others. As sharecroppers they are frequently in debt. Some young people are moving from the villages to Indian cities searching for a better life. Since most Badhik lack job skills they are forced to take the lowest paying jobs.

What are their beliefs?
The Badhik people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians. There are other Hindus who are much more philosophical, especially among the Brahmins.

Almost all Hindus participate in yearly celebrations like Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring / Diwali, the festival of lights / Navratri, the celebration of autumn / and Rama Navami, Rama's birthday.

What are their needs?
This small, low status caste has a low literacy rate, and virtually no access to the gospel message. The Badhik need good schools and new job skills. Most of all they need to hear and respond to the good news about Jesus Christ. He alone can forgive their sins and give them a sure hope for the future.

Prayer Points
Pray for the Lord will prepare the hearts of the Badhik for the gospel.

Ask the Lord to send Christian workers to the Badhik.

Pray for Holy Spirit to raise up a growing church among the Badhik in this decade.

Pray that Badhik parents will be able to provide for their children.


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Global Prayer Digest: 2014-09-05
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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:11 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:11,000
Largest States:
Uttar Pradesh (11,000)Uttarakhand (400)
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Badhik
People Name General: Badhik
Alternate People Names:
Hindu Kasaiबधिक
ROP3 Code: 111399
Joshua Project People ID: 16274
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 11,000
Population all Countries: 11,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Dalit - other
People Name General: Badhik
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Hindi (6,600 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Awadhi (2,200)Kanauji (400)
Garhwali (70)Bhojpuri (50)
Kumaoni (20)
Total Languages: 6
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.97 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.03 % 
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: 1806-1962
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1835-2022
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsDAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline Audio Scripture
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus video
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / VideoLove letter to you from scripture
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoMy Last Day video, anime
Film / VideoRivka video
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel resources links
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralZume Resources
GeneralZume Training
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file
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Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: Comic Book Version
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterHindi Bible
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Hindi
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path
Text / Printed MatterTools for faith conversations
Text / Printed MatterTopical Scripture booklets and Bible stu ...
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Badhik in India

Global                 Global
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People Cluster
    South Asia Dalit - other     Asia, South    
      Badhik India    
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            Badhik in India          
      Religion Language  
      Hinduism     Hindi  
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