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Bemaria in India



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
200 Bagheli Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % No   

Bemaria in India

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Introduction / History
Baghelkhand – the region in Northeastern Madhya Pradesh is as beautiful as it is harsh. Its mountains – the Kaimur Range – are stunning, rising over a barren land, dividing the land into two regions. Several rivers cut through the land, forming deep valleys. It is also a region of high temperatures and little rainfall. Yet when the monsoons arrive, they leave the roads flooded and travel becomes difficult. The land is fertile, with a mixture of red and black soil, so good for growing crops like rice, wheat, dal and channa.

What are their lives like?
Bagheli speakers are conservative, with strong ties of respect for the earth they cultivate. There are more than twenty-seven significant communities, each with their own different traditional rituals and deep divisions along caste lines. Depending on their social and economic status, they live in simple houses made of mud and stone. The roofs are usually thatched with grass. Men usually wear dhotis and women wear saris, but in villages, women may also be found wearing dhotis like their men.

A large number of castes and tribes speak Bagheli, and this holds them together as a larger community. Social identity is provided by the caste divisions and caste segregation is quite strong.

What are their beliefs?
While Hinduism is the dominant religion, there are a few Muslims and Christians among the Bagheli. Most Christians in the area were originally from lower castes and continue to be among the poorest. Thus, to be a Christian is considered in Baghelkhand as belonging to a low caste group. Response to the gospel remains hindered by the great importance given to caste hierarchy and the maintenance of social status.

What are their needs?
Literature, songs and art are vital aspects of the Baghelkhand culture. Yet, there is still no translation of God's Word in the language of nearly 8 million Bagheli people. Songs of praise to God are waiting to be sung in Bagheli, the heart language of Baghelkhand.

Prayer Points
* God to raise messengers of the Gospel who will present the good news in a culturally acceptable way to the caste conscious Bagheli speakers.
* The name of Jesus to be revered and not to be scorned because of the representatives of the name.
* Open doors and a team to start translating God's Word into Bagheli.

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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:200
Largest States:
Madhya Pradesh (200)
Total States on file:1
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Bemaria
People Name General: Bemaria
Alternate People Names:
बेमारिया
ROP3 Code: 111520
Joshua Project People ID: 16378
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 200
Population all Countries: 200
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Hindi
People Name General: Bemaria
Ethnic Code: CNN25g
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Language
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Primary Language: Bagheli (100 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): bfy    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (50)
Total Languages: 2
   
 
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:
1821
Complete Bible: None Reported
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 RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Bagheli
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
 
 
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Bemaria in India

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