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Baria (Hindu traditions) in Pakistan

Baria (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
4,800 Sindhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Baria (Hindu traditions) in Pakistan

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Introduction / History
The Baria are a community primarily in Gujarat but are also in other states of India. A very small number are in Pakistan. They have always been a landowning community, so they have good status among Hindus, both in India and Pakistan.

What are their lives like?
They still own land and make sure it is cultivated and productive. They have a caste council to enforce social control. As for inheritance, the sons equally divide the property, but the youngest son gets the family home. Baria women work in the fields and forests, and as laborers in road construction, they work to supplement the family income. Women wear a golden armlet (kada) and apply spangle (tikki) on their forehead as marriage symbols.

What are their beliefs?
Baria worship clan deities on important occasions. They visit shrines and temples of Hindu gods and goddesses and celebrate Janmashtami, Holi, Dhuleti, Raksha Bandhan, Diwasa, Dussehra, Diwali, etc.

What are their needs?
As an unreached people group in Pakistan, they need the chance to hear that Jesus offers them an abundant life, and He is the only way to eternal salvation.

Prayer Points
There are probably no followers of Jesus today among the Baria, so pray for the Lord to begin to stir the hearts of many in this community to know the creator God. Pray the Baria will soon be set completely free from the worship of created things. Spiritual matters are spiritually understood, therefore, pray for the Lord's Spirit to grant understanding. Pray for a movement to Christ among the Barias and other Hindu communities in Muslim Pakistan.

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Country: Pakistan
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:5 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:4,800
Largest Provinces:
Sindh (4,600)Balochistan (200)
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People Name in Country: Baria (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Baria (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
BariaBaria Kshatriya Patel
Baria PatelBaurasi
Koli BariaThakarda
बरिया (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 111698
Joshua Project People ID: 16523
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 4,800
Population all Countries: 265,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Baria (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Sindhi (5,200 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): snd    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Kacchi (400)Urdu (60)
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
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1825-1981
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1954
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Sindhi
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
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Text / Printed MatterBible: Common Language New Testament
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Baria (Hindu traditions) in Pakistan

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