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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
26,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Bedia (Hindu traditions) in Nepal

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Introduction / History
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. Most live in India, but there are some in Bangladesh and Nepal.

What are their lives like?
Members of the Bedia community can earn lots of money through prostitution, so it’s hard to get them to move onto something with less pay. Marriage looks bleak to them compared with the pay they get in prostitution. They often start this line of work in their teens and continue well into their 30s. Some have to stop early if they get AIDS. No matter what occupation Bedia people take today, they struggle with low status and possible contempt from others. They also face discrimination issues for being part of a religious minority in Muslim Bangladesh.

What are their beliefs?
The Bedia worship deities like Thakur, Shiva, Parvati, Hanuman, Chamunda, Kali and Sitala and Khermata (a local deity).

What are their needs?
Giving up allegiance to personal deities may be threatening. 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.

Prayer Points
Pray the few followers of Jesus among the Bedia will have pastors and teachers to help them grow to become faithful disciples. Pray that new Bedia disciples will be taught accurately, and that they will make more disciples. Pray the Bedia will make schooling a priority for their children and will be able to improve their standard of living.

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Country: Nepal
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:48 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:26,000
Largest Provinces:
Lumbini (9,100)Janakpur (5,800)
Narayani (4,200)Kosi (2,800)
Bheri (2,000)Sagarmatha (2,000)
Bagmati (100)Rapti (60)
Seti (60)Mechi (40)
Location in Country:Kapilbastu District of Lumbini Zone, and Banke and Bardiya districts of Bheri Zone.
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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: 26,000
Population all Countries: 680,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - other
People Name General: Bedia (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
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Language
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Primary Language: Maithili (11,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mai    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bhojpuri (7,300)Awadhi (4,700)
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 % 
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
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Yes
New Testament:
1986-2010Audio
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / VideoGood News
Film / VideoIndigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Maithili
Film / VideoMy Last Day video, anime
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralGospel resources links
GeneralGospel website in this language
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file
Text / Printed MatterBible: Maithili
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Maithili
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path
Text / Printed MatterTopical Scripture booklets and Bible stu ...
 
 
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