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Bachhada in India

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
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Bachhada in India

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Introduction / History
The Bachhada or Bachara were classified as a "criminal" caste during the British colonial period. Many of the men were put in prison or unable to find honest work. The women had to find a way to support themselves and their children. Unfortunately, they turned to prostitution. Men come from hundreds of miles away to pay to have sexual relations with Bachhada girls as young as 11. The girls are groomed to be prostitutes from a young age and the boys are trained to become their pimps. Many of the Bachhada children do not have last names because they do not know the identity of the father. The Indian government and many NGOs have tried to break this sad tradition of the Bachhada but many villages still utilize prostitution as their main means of financial support. Most of the Bachhada are either illiterate or functionally illiterate.

The primary language of the Bachhada is Hindi. Many Christian resources exist in Hindi including the whole Bible and the JESUS film.

Where are they located?
The Bachhada people live in villages in India's central state of Madhya Pradesh.

What are their lives like?
The Bachhada believe that the only way for them to make a living is prostitution or other criminal activity. Other Indians look down upon the Bachhada. Women often have temporary male partners. The men come and go as they please when they are grow tired of the woman or a better situation appears. Such a cycle of poverty and illegal behavior is difficult to break. Many of the Bachhada children do not attend school or attend school until they become old enough to become prostitutes and pimps.

Jesus Christ is the only hope for the Bachhada. He changes His followers into new creations who want to do His will.

What are their beliefs?
The Bachhada people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. They worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. Hindus believe that by performing rituals and good works that they will attain moksha or freedom from the endless cycle of birth, death and rebirth. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are many forms of Hinduism, each with its own deities and beliefs.

The main yearly holidays of the Bachhada people are Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring / Diwali, the festival of lights / Navratri, the celebration of autumn / and Rama Navami, Rama's birthday.

What are their needs?
The Bachhada people need to find a constructive way to earn a living through learning new job skills. They need to find ways to help themselves and their nation rather than destroying the lives of their daughters through prostitution and sons through pimping. Solar panels can bring electricity to Bachhada villages. The Bachhada would benefit by access to modern medicine and secondary schools. They need to hear and understand that Jesus Christ can forgive their sins and bring them new life.

Prayer Points
Pray for a movement of Jesus to heal and strengthen Bachhada communities.
Pray for His kingdom to come and His will to be done among the Bachhada people.
Pray for the Bachhada people to understand and embrace that Jesus wants to bless their families and neighborhoods.
Pray for Holy Spirit anointed believers from the Bachhada people to change their society from within.


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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:11 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:23,000
Largest States:
Madhya Pradesh (23,000)Rajasthan (20)
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Bachhada
People Name General: Bachhada
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 111396
Joshua Project People ID: 16271
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 23,000
Population all Countries: 23,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Bachhada
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Hindi (17,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Malvi (2,300)
Total Languages: 2
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: 1835-2022
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsDAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline Audio Scripture
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus video
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / VideoLove letter to you from scripture
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoMy Last Day video, anime
Film / VideoRivka video
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel resources links
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralZume Resources
GeneralZume Training
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file
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Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: Comic Book Version
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterHindi Bible
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Hindi
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path
Text / Printed MatterTools for faith conversations
Text / Printed MatterTopical Scripture booklets and Bible stu ...
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Bachhada in India

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People Cluster
    South Asia Hindu - other     Asia, South    
      Bachhada India    
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            Bachhada in India          
      Religion Language  
      Hinduism     Hindi  
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