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Bedia (Hindu traditions) in Nepal

Bedia (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
23,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Bedia (Hindu traditions) in Nepal

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Summary
One source considers "Bediya" to be the generic name of a number of vagrant, nomadic groups. Traditionally, a large section of the Bedia were reported to be earning a livelihood from prostitution and dancing, however, this has largely been discontinued. The Bedia worship deities like Thakur, Shiva, Parvati, Hanuman, Chamunda, Kali and Sitala and Khermata (a local deity).

Ministry Obstacles
Giving up allegiance to personal deities may be threatening.

Outreach Ideas
Pray for the Bedia people to be delivered from their fear of "Christendom" and to embrace God's blessing through his Word for their families and clans.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray the few followers of Jesus among the Bedia will have pastors and teachers to help them grow to become faithful disciples. Pray they will be taught accurately and well.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray the Bedia will make schooling a priority for their children, and will be able to improve their standard of living.

Scripture Focus
"The time is coming to gather all nations and tongues. And they shall come and see My glory." Isaiah 66:18

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Country: Nepal
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:32 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:23,000
Largest Provinces:
Lumbini (7,900)Janakpur (5,100)
Narayani (3,700)Kosi (2,500)
Bheri (1,800)Sagarmatha (1,800)
Bagmati (100)Rapti (50)
Seti (50)Mechi (30)
Total Provinces on file:10
Location in Country:Kapilbastu District of Lumbini Zone, and Banke and Bardiya districts of Bheri Zone.
(Source: www.ethnologue.com)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Bedia (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Bedia (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
AbdalAbdul
BaddiBadia
BedaBedda
Bedia KudmiBediya
BeniaBerai
BeraniBeria
BeriyaBhantu
BhedyargaderiChhoto Bedia
ROP3 Code: 111509
Joshua Project People ID: 16367
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 23,000
Population all Countries: 580,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Hindi
People Name General: Bedia (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25g
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Maithili (11,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mai    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bhojpuri (7,300)Awadhi (4,800)
Nepali (600)Angika (70)
Hindi (50)
Total Languages: 6
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.96 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.04 % 
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
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Yes
New Testament:
2010Audio
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Maithili
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoGood News (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Maithili
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible: jivən səndesh
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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