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Brahmin Sakaldwipi in India

Brahmin Sakaldwipi

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
584,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Brahmin Sakaldwipi in India

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Introduction / History
The Sakaldwipi Brahmin is a well-known community in Bihar and other parts of North India. They have two subdivisions, Mag and Bhojak. The Mag are superior to Bhojak.

What are their lives like?
Almost all the Sakaldwipi own agricultural land in their villages which is tilled by landless laborers. They traditionally do not accept water and food from other communities, except other Brahmins.

What are their beliefs?
Each Sakaldwipi family has its own deity, and ancestors are worshipped. Their sacred specialists are from their own community. As priests and astrologers, the Sakaldwipi Brahmin have patron-client relationship with other communities.

What are their needs?
The Brahmin communities are often prideful, as they are at the top of the caste system. Pride is deadly because God requires the humility of a child. Also, low caste Christian workers find it difficult to approach Brahmins because of their higher status. There are Christian Brahmin in other communities. Perhaps some will be led to the Sakaldwipi Brahmin, sharing the person of Jesus with them.

Prayer Points
Pray for a movement to Christ among the Sakaldwipi Brahmin that will affect other Brahmin subgroups.

Pray Sakaldwipi Brahmin believers will learn to walk in humility with their savior and Lord.

Pray they will understand their need for forgiveness of sin, and for power to live this life well. Both are found in the person and work of Jesus Christ.

Pray for the Lord to thrust out the right workers to the Sakaldwipi Brahmin community.


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Global Prayer Digest: 2012-10-15
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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:584,000
Largest States:
Uttar Pradesh (265,000)Andhra Pradesh (121,000)
Odisha (70,000)Bihar (42,000)
Telangana (31,000)West Bengal (30,000)
Assam (7,900)Uttarakhand (5,700)
Madhya Pradesh (2,800)Jharkhand (2,500)
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People Name in Country: Brahmin Sakaldwipi
People Name General: Brahmin Sakaldwipi
Alternate People Names:
BhojakBrahman Terai
Brahmin TeraiMag
Shak Dwipi BrahmanShak Dwipi Brahmin
Shakdipiniyaब्रह्मन, सकल्द्विपि
ROP3 Code: 115755
Joshua Project People ID: 19974
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 584,000
Population all Countries: 590,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Forward Caste - Brahmin
People Name General: Brahmin Sakaldwipi
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Hindi (219,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Telugu (117,000)Odia (51,000)
Bhojpuri (40,000)Bengali (28,000)
Awadhi (16,000)Maithili (8,400)
Assamese (5,600)Marwari (2,100)
Kanauji (1,600)Magahi (1,500)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 16
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: 1806-1962
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1835-2019
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Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / VideoLove letter to you from scripture
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