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Bawa Dedh in India



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

Bawa Dedh in India

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Introduction / History
Any people with the name "Dhed" as part of it eat carcasses. They are notified when an animal dies, at which time they make a meal of the meat. They even eat buffalo, which is considered to be beef by most Hindus. Despite this stark lowest of the low characteristic, some of them are regarded as gurus by members of other scheduled castes. Such people are given high honor and money, though they are few in number. Most Bawa Dhed people work as unskilled laborers. Unfortunately, child labor is very common among them.

Where are they located?
This people group of 12,000 lives in India's western Gujarat state, and they speak the Gujarati language. They intermingle with other Hindu peoples at shrines and festivals.

What are their needs?
More Bawa Dhed children are attending school than in previous generations. They are also taking advantage of modern conveniences like mass media, roads, and electricity.

Prayer Points
Pray that Christian Gujarati language resources will become common in Bawa Dhed households. Pray that the Holy Spirit will give them a desire for spiritual transformation that will be satisfied by submission to Jesus Christ.

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: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:10 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:11,000
Largest States:
Gujarat (10,000)Madhya Pradesh (200)
Daman and Diu (100)Dadra and Nagar Haveli (20)
Total States on file:1
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Bawa Dedh
People Name General: Bawa Dedh
Alternate People Names:
BawaBhalia
DasnamiDhed Bawa
Dhed SadhuSadhu Bawa
Sadhu Dhedबावा धेड़
ROP3 Code: 111498
Joshua Project People ID: 16358
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 11,000
Population all Countries: 12,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Gujarati
People Name General: Bawa Dedh
Ethnic Code: CNN25e
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Gujarati
Language Code (ISO): guj    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (Unknown)Nimadi (Unknown)
Total Languages: 3
   
 
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 6   Greater than or equal to 10% Evangelical
 
 
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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Bawa Dedh in India

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