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Nau Buddh in India

Nau Buddh

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
194,000 Hindi Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Nau Buddh in India

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Introduction / History
The Neo Buddhist or Nav Buddhist are a scheduled caste in India and changed from Hinduism to Buddhism in the latter half of the last century. Many live in Maharashtra and in other Indian States too. They celebrate Buddhist festivals.

In Andhra Pradesh they speak, read and write in Telugu. They are not vegetarians. They have cousin marriages. Divorce is not allowed. The bereaved can marry again. Children inherit equal amounts of property upon the death of the father. They have a
naming ceremony for children that is performed by Buddhist monks. There are marriage rituals and the dead are cremated or buried. Agriculture is their main work. The Buddhist Sangam settles disputes among them.

In Uttar Pradesh, the Neo Buddhists speak Hindi. Many of them do shoe making and leather work for a living. They use modern medicines and family planning.

In Karnataka, they speak with others not in their group in Kannada and read and write in Kannada too. They eat wheat and rice as cereals.

In Gujarat they use Gujarati. In the Punjab they speak Punjabi and Hindi and read and write in Gurmukhi and Devanagari too.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the Buddhist Sangam come to Jesus Christ and lead others of the Neo Buddhists to Him also.
* Pray that they will realize that neither Hinduism nor Buddhism will provide a path orightness with God.
* Pray that gospel materials and the Internet will point them toward salvation.

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999

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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:194,000
Largest States:
Uttar Pradesh (168,000)Chhattisgarh (15,000)
Madhya Pradesh (5,100)Delhi (2,100)
Punjab (500)Kerala (300)
Tamil Nadu (100)Uttarakhand (100)
Bihar (100)Haryana (90)
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Nau Buddh
People Name General: Nau Buddh
Alternate People Names:
Dhegu MeguJharia
ROP3 Code: 113233
Joshua Project People ID: 17771
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 194,000
Population all Countries: 194,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Buddhist
People Name General: Nau Buddh
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Hindi (132,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bhojpuri (33,000)Kanauji (9,100)
Awadhi (8,800)Chhattisgarhi (5,400)
Marathi (1,900)Punjabi, Eastern (400)
Bundeli (400)Malayalam (300)
Tamil (100)English (100)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 14
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religions:
Buddhism100.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
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 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1806-1962
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1835-2012
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 (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Hindi
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoA Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / VideoCoconuts
Film / VideoCreation to Christ
Film / VideoFather's Love Letter
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoRivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
GeneralYeshu Samaj
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: Comic Book Version (SuperBible)
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterHindi Bible
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path (Hindi)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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