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Badaik in India

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
126,000 Sadri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Badaik in India

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Introduction / History
The Badaik people are also called Chik and Chik-Bakaik. Like many dalit groups, the Badaiks are not vegetarian. They eat mutton, chicken, fish, eggs, as well as their staple, rice.

Until 1960, the Badaiks were dependent on weaving for their livelihood, but today many are engaged in agricultural work, though most are involved with industrial labor. Despite large-scale occupational mobility, they have retained their traditional crafts, such as weaving, spinning, basketry, carpentry, pottery, thread-making, etc. They have not made significant gains in education. As India industrializes, the Badaik people have benefited from health services, roads, electricity, and better drinking water.

What are their beliefs?
Badaik religious practices draw from both Hinduism and Animistic practices. They call their community priests "pahan," and draw them from two other ethnic communities. Their Hindu worship is mostly devoted to Shiva, one of Hinduism's main three gods.

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Pray that the Badaik people will soon see the light of Christ, and forsake all others.

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:10 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:126,000
Largest States:
West Bengal (81,000)Jharkhand (23,000)
Odisha (17,000)Chhattisgarh (1,200)
Tripura (900)Maharashtra (700)
Meghalaya (600)Uttar Pradesh (500)
Andaman and Nicobar Islands (90)
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Badaik
People Name General: Badaik
Alternate People Names:
ChikChik Badaik
SardarSurajbanshi Rajput
ROP3 Code: 111400
Joshua Project People ID: 16275
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 126,000
Population all Countries: 126,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Badaik
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Sadri (36,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): sck    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bengali (35,000)Hindi (22,000)
Odia (12,000)Magahi (1,400)
Chhattisgarhi (100)
Total Languages: 6
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
GSEC Status:Level 5   Greater than or equal to 5% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1907-1919
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Sadri
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralGospel resources links
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Sadri
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterTopical Scripture booklets and Bible stu ...
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Badaik in India

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People Cluster
    South Asia Hindu - other     Asia, South    
      Badaik India    
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