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Badhai Konkani in India

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Badhai Konkani in India

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Introduction / History
Konkani normally refers to the language of Goa, but in this case, it is a subgroup of the Badhai peoples, also known as the Jangid Brahmins. They are successors of Vishwakarma, known by Hindus as the "chief architect" or as the creator of the world. In ancient times Jangid Brahmins were described as saints involved in meditation in jungles who had inner visions and performed scientific experiments for the betterment of others. Their inner visions gave them the inspiration to create various idols and images of gods and goddesses to be worshipped by Hindus. This gave them the status of divine people.

Hundreds of years ago they enjoyed the status of chief engineers / architects in Indian villages and cultures. Ancient Indian art and culture came largely from their wisdom and knowledge. They were the ones who designed and built temples, chariots and war equipment. They provided sketches or blueprints to other castes who assisted them.

Where are they located?
This Hindu people group lives in western India, specifically Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka.

What are their lives like?
Large numbers of them have lost their jobs, and more and more people from other castes are now doing various technical works instead of the Badhai peoples. They no longer have nearly exclusive skills in these kinds of work, which has led to them losing some of their status. However, the Badhai people today are usually employed in the fields of engineering, education, and small-scale industrial manufacturing for large industries. Some work in carpentry, stone work or timber trade. Most will not do manual labor because of their pride and high self-esteem.

What are their beliefs?
They devoutly follow the ancient ways of Hinduism. They are very much committed to the Hindu religious system since they themselves created various Hindu idols and temples.

What are their needs?
The Konkani Badhai people need training in other areas so they can excel economically.

Prayer Points
Pray for the Holy Spirit to give the Konkani Badhai people teachable and understanding hearts.
Pray that a strong movement of the Holy Spirit will bring entire Konkani Badhai families into a rich experience of God's blessing.
Pray for Konkani Badhai families to be drawn by the Holy Spirit to seek forgiveness, and to understand the adequacy of Christ's work on the cross.
Pray for teams of believers to do sustained, focused prayer for the Lord to open the hearts of Konkani Badhai family leaders to experience God's blessing through a movement of family-based discovery Bible studies.


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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:58,000
Largest States:
Maharashtra (56,000)Karnataka (1,300)
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People Name in Country: Badhai Konkani
People Name General: Badhai Konkani
Alternate People Names:
PanchalShiva Brahma Sutar
Vadveबधाई कोंकनी
ROP3 Code: 117912
Joshua Project People ID: 21088
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 58,000
Population all Countries: 58,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - Badhai
People Name General: Badhai Konkani
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Marathi (29,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mar    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Konkani, Goan (18,000)Konkani (1,200)
Total Languages: 3
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism1.33 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism98.67 % 
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: 1807-1957
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1821-2022
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
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Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus video
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Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Marathi
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoMy Last Day video, anime
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel resources links
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GeneralZume Resources
GeneralZume Training
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Text / Printed MatterBible: Marathi
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Marathi
Text / Printed MatterLove letter to you from scripture
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path
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Badhai Konkani in India

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      Badhai Konkani India    
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