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Valmiki, Balmiki Lal Begi (Hindu traditions) in India

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
123,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.04 % Unknown   

Valmiki, Balmiki Lal Begi (Hindu traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
The Lalbegi are a scheduled caste. Hinduism is generally their religion. Some of them follow Islam.

The Lalbegi of West Bengal speak Rajasthani, Bengali and Hindi. They are not vegetarians who eat wheat and rice. Many of them work as sweepers. They are landless. Their literacy level is improving. They use traditional and modern medicines and family planning.

In Bihar as well as being sweepers, some of them breed pigs.

In Uttar Pradesh, the Lalbegi do not have their girls educated and boys only at primary school, so the gospel may need to be delivered in oral form too.

Prayer Points
* Pray that God will give the Lalbegi dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel recordings will lead them to salvation.

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

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:10 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:123,000
Largest States:
Maharashtra (55,000)Madhya Pradesh (36,000)
West Bengal (6,800)Karnataka (6,800)
Uttar Pradesh (4,000)Chhattisgarh (3,600)
Jharkhand (2,900)Delhi (2,100)
Assam (1,600)Bihar (1,400)
Total States on file:18
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People Name in Country: Valmiki, Balmiki Lal Begi (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Valmiki, Balmiki Lal Begi (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
BalmikiLal Begi
Mehtarवाल्मीकि, बाल्मिकी लाल बेगी (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 118149
Joshua Project People ID: 21315
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 123,000
Population all Countries: 125,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Hindi
People Name General: Valmiki, Balmiki Lal Begi (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25g
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Hindi (95,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Marathi (8,500)Bengali (6,400)
Kannada (3,700)Chhattisgarhi (2,300)
Malvi (1,800)Konkani (1,400)
Ahirani (1,100)Marwari (900)
Odia (800)Assamese (300)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 16
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.61 % 
Christianity0.04 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.17 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.18 % 
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: 1818-2000
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 RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoA Beautiful Hope (
Film / VideoA Pilgrimage (
Film / VideoAasha - Hope (
Film / VideoCoconuts (
Film / VideoCreation to Christ (
Film / VideoFather's Love Letter
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoHaqeeqat Episode 6 (
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 / VideoTen Virgins (
Film / VideoThe Final Prodigal (
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoThe Price of Life (
Film / VideoYeshu Satsang (
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
GeneralYeshu Samaj
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
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 Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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