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Madiga Baineedu in India

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Madiga Baineedu in India

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Introduction / History
The Baineedu are a subgroup of the Madiga, a Dalit artisan group. Their job involves working with leather goods, which gives them very low status in Hindu society. They are Dalits, among the lowest of the low.

Where are they located?
This Hindu community lives in Andhra Pradesh, a state in southeastern India.

What are their lives like?
Traditional work of Madiga people is making footwear, leather work and tanning. The women help in hide tanning, and act as midwives. They work in agriculture, though not many own their own land. In urban regions, many work in industry. They are not vegetarians, and they eat beef and rice. They are usually less than average in height.

Today they are benefitting from India's "reservation" system which allows low status people groups reservations into certain government jobs and allows for some of them to attend universities. A small number of Baineedu Madiga young men have gone into the computer industry where status is not determined by ancestry but by talent.

Baineedu Madiga family heads arrange marriages, often between cousins. They don't allow for divorce, but those who are widowed can remarry. Inheritance goes to the oldest son.

What are their beliefs?
At the popular level, which is where the Baineedu Madiga people are, Hindus worship and serve the gods whom they believe will give them favor and protection, much like a business transaction. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. Many Dalits believe that by faithfully performing the tasks they have been given they are likely to be reincarnated into a higher caste in their next life.

What are their needs?
The Baineedu Madiga people need to find their dignity and identity in Jesus Christ, the one who reached out to those that others despised and brought them higher.

Prayer Points
Pray for gospel workers to catch a vision for reaching the Baineedu Madiga people for Jesus and that in God's sovereign timing their hearts would be open and ready to follow Him.
Pray for Jesus movements to bless extended Baineedu Madiga families so the gospel will spread rapidly among this people group.
Pray for the spiritual lives of the Baineedu Madiga people to become fruitful as they follow Christ.
Pray for the lives and culture of the Baineedu Madiga people to evidence the rule and reign of the Kingdom of God as they open to the gospel, and for the beauty of Jesus to be seen in them.


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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:11,000
Largest States:
Andhra Pradesh (10,000)
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People Name in Country: Madiga Baineedu
People Name General: Madiga Baineedu
Alternate People Names:
माडीगा बैनीडू
ROP3 Code: 118227
Joshua Project People ID: 21376
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 11,000
Population all Countries: 11,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Dalit - Madiga
People Name General: Madiga Baineedu
Ethnic Code: CNN25
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Primary Language: Telugu (11,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): tel    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
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: 1812-1966
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1854-2022
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Madiga Baineedu in India

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People Cluster
    South Asia Dalit - Madiga     Asia, South    
      Madiga Baineedu India    
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      Hinduism     Telugu  
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