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Bavcha in India

Bavcha

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
4,800 Gujarati Hinduism 0.08 % Unknown   

Bavcha in India

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Introduction / History
The Bavcha community is a small people group living and struggling for status and identity in a world that is quickly developing and advancing.

They are mostly found in Gujarat and in Maharastra.

They are a very brave and bold people who arrived with Peshwa, the de facto leader of the Maratha empire, in 1757 from Poona.

Where are they located?
They are mostly found in Vadodara, Ahmedabad, Amareli, Hapa, Jamnagar, Patan(Guj) mostly in what was the Baroda State from 1757 in a security service status.

What are their lives like?
With the end of Gayakwad State life became a struggle for their families and their identity. They have their own unique tribal culture and beliefs. They have nothing for themselves in regard to land and property which they can claim for themselves.

What are their beliefs?
They follow ancient beliefs about a goddess. They see deity in nature and in the culture found in each creature by birth.

What are their needs?
There is a constant struggle to keep their identity. There is a real lack of shelter from the elements as well as from outside interference with their way of life. They lack land and property to call their own.

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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:4,800
Largest States:
Gujarat (3,000)Karnataka (1,100)
Maharashtra (500)Rajasthan (100)
Dadra and Nagar Haveli (30)Daman and Diu (30)
Total States on file:6
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Bavcha
People Name General: Bavcha
Alternate People Names:
BamchaBarcha
BavechaBavuri
BawachiBawarchi
BhatiaraBoyi
KhodaloVavuri
बावचा
ROP3 Code: 111481
Joshua Project People ID: 16344
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 4,800
Population all Countries: 4,800
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - Other
People Name General: Bavcha
Ethnic Code: CNN25e
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Gujarati (2,800 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): guj    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Telugu (700)Marathi (600)
Kannada (300)Hindi (100)
Bhili (50)Khandesi (30)
Kacchi (30)Tulu (20)
Tamil (10)Gondi, Adilabad (Unknown)
Total Languages: 11
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.02 % 
Christianity0.08 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.24 % 
Islam0.34 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.21 % 
Unknown0.11 % 
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: 1809-1965
New Testament:
1820-1985Audio
Complete Bible: 1823-2005
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 / Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoCreation to Christ
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Gujarati
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: ગુજરાતી - Gujarati
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterFather's Love Letter
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Bavcha in India

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