Bayad in Mongolia

The Bayad have only been reported in Mongolia
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Introduction / History

In the 13th century the term "Mongol" grew into an umbrella term for a large group of tribes united under the rule of Genghis Khan. One of these groups that were once independent were the Bayads. Ethnic distinctions among the Mongol subgroups are relatively minor. Tribal differences are usually not a political or social issue as the Mongols are a generally peaceful nation. The Bayad live in western Mongolia.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Mongolia is a very large country with limited travel facilities. Access to remote tribes is very difficult. Most likely, members of the Bayad community are nomadic.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Almost half of the Bayad people are Buddhists. The form of Buddhism in Mongolia is the Tibetan form that is mixed with shamanism and spirit appeasement. Orthodox Buddhism is based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama or the Buddha, who lived in the 6th and 5th century BC in ancient India. The Buddha taught the Four Noble Truths by which one can gain spiritual knowledge and escape the endless cycles of reincarnation. Theravada, one of the two major branches of Buddhism, declares that by following the Noble Eightfold Path of right intentions and right actions that a Buddhist can achieve nirvana or a state of freedom and salvation. Mahayana Buddhism, the other main branch of Buddhism, asserts that by following the six perfections that a Buddhist can move along the path to Enlightenment. Tibetan Buddhism falls within the Mahayana school. To most Buddhists, however, these things have far less meaning than their traditional beliefs, which are usually animistic. In animism, evil spirits must be appeased through prayers, sacrifices and rituals. Buddhism allows people to mix Buddhist teachings with traditional religion. Two of the important Buddhist yearly holidays are Vesak, the Buddha's birthday celebrated in May or June and Bodhi Day, the holiday which commemorates the day that the historical Buddha experienced enlightenment under a Bodhi tree.


What Are Their Needs?

The Bayad people need to submit to Jesus Christ so they can experience the abundant life he offers them in John 10:10.


Prayer Points

Pray for the few believers in Jesus among the Bayad community, that they will find believers in other tribes to fellowship with and be zealous to know and follow Christ. Pray they will be a favorable testimony to their own people. Pray for the physical and material well-being of the Bayad people, that they will make schooling of their children a priority and will be able to care adequately for their families. Pray for an unstoppable movement to Christ among the Bayad people.


Scripture Prayers for the Bayad in Mongolia.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-07-04
People Name General Bayad
People Name in Country Bayad
Population this Country 66,000
Population all Countries 66,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Bait; Bayit
People ID 10744
ROP3 Code 101168
Country Mongolia
Region Asia, Northeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Widespread.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Mongolia
Region Asia, Northeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Widespread..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Map of Bayad in Mongolia
Primary Language Mongolian, Halh (66,000 speakers)
Language Code khk   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Mongolian, Halh (66,000 speakers)
Language Code khk   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Mongolian, Halh

Primary Language:  Mongolian, Halh

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1979-1991)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1990)
Bible-Complete Yes  (2003-2015)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, complete Bible
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Building a Family of Love
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Mongolian, Halh
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel resources links
General Mongolian Online Video Christian Resource Center
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Mongolian, Halh
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Mongolian, Halh
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
48.80 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.00 %)
1.20 %
Ethnic Religions
28.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
22.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
20.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
80.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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Map Source People Group location: Mongolian Traditional Costumes. Map geography: ESRI / GMI. Map design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more