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Bairwa in India


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,171,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.03 % Unknown   

Bairwa in India

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Introduction / History
"Bairwa" means brave. They come from the Hindu trader caste. The Bairwa are divided into different exogamous clans, namely Mehar, Jatwa, Marmat and Tatwara. They are associated with animal husbandry and agriculture. They have diversified into other areas such as agribusiness, mining and academics.

Where are they located?
The Bairwa are located in the fertile regions of the Indo-Gangetic plains of North India in the states of Rajasthan, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand.

What are their lives like?
The Bairwa are influential despite their relatively smaller population. Feeling exploited by the higher castes, they have been involved in the struggle for social rights for the poor and farmers. Education has become an important means of progress so the Bairwa emphasize education for their children.

They follow Hindu marriage practices. However, widows are allowed to marry, there is no child betrothal and polygyny is allowed. Vermilion, bangles and toe rings are some symbols of marriage for women.

Bairwa are non-vegetarian but do not eat beef like other Hindus. Rice and wheat are staple cereals.

They generally speak the Indo-Aryan language of Rajasthani. Hindi is also spoken by them.

They are known for their skill in making mats and ropes.

What are their beliefs?
The Bairwa are Hindu and worship many gods, goddesses and saints. They have had Hindu reformists among them.

What are their needs?
The Bairwa have the view that they will be exploited by the higher castes or classes. Despite their focus on education, the Bairwa need to send more children to school (particularly females) and attain higher levels of education. There are hardly any Christians among the Bairwa.

Prayer Points
Pray that God will raise workers and send them to preach the gospel to the Bairwa.
Pray that the word of God is provided in the language and in a way the Bairwa will understand the gospel of Jesus.
Pray that the Holy Spirit will work among the Bairwa convicting them of sin and the need to repent and be saved.
Pray that all Bairwa children are educated and that Christians have a hand in the effort to educate the Bairwa.

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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:1,171,000
Largest States:
Rajasthan (1,118,000)Delhi (44,000)
Madhya Pradesh (600)
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Bairwa
People Name General: Bairwa
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 111425
Joshua Project People ID: 16298
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,171,000
Population all Countries: 1,171,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Dalit - other
People Name General: Bairwa
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Hindi (411,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Dhundari (376,000)Haroti: Harauti (101,000)
Marwari (46,000)Shekhawati (37,000)
Mewari (13,000)Malvi (700)
Bagri (700)Braj Bhasha (500)
Punjabi, Eastern (400)Haryanvi (200)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 12
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.02 % 
Christianity0.03 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.91 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.04 % 
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 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) 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
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Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
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Audio RecordingsDAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline Audio Scripture
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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
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GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
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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
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Bairwa in India

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People Cluster
    South Asia Dalit - other     Asia, South    
      Bairwa India    
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