Hadi in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

Every morning Omika's husband and sons walk to a farmer's field while she joins an army of street sweepers. As a member of the Haddi community, she does her duty as a Dalit sweeper. She trudges to her section of a street. Cars whiz by. Auto-rickshaws putter. Bikes peddle. She walks stooped with her broom, swishing right to left. Clouds of dust rise as trash collects in a pile. She drags a large metal drum next to the garbage and deposits the sweepings into it. All morning long, six days a week, she repeats this routine.

As long as anyone can remember, Dalits have been consigned to jobs like street sweeping and leather work. But a change is coming for the Haddis. Omika has heard of a distant relative who has put her faith in Jesus. Both fear and curiosity stir within her. She fears leaving the Hindu religion of her ancestors. Trapped in a system of servitude, how can she abandon the ancestral way? Still, followers of Christ speak of equal acceptance and forgiveness. Can she risk exploring this foreign-sounding religion?


Prayer Points

Pray that the Holy Spirit will give courage to thousands of Haddis who seek a better way of life.
Pray that Indian believers will demonstrate that following Christ is not a foreign religion but an international faith.


Scripture Prayers for the Hadi in India.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-09-17
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-09-18
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-10-27
People Name General Hadi
People Name in Country Hadi
Pronunciation HAH-dee
Population this Country 1,161,000
Population all Countries 1,246,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 23
Alternate Names Bansmali; Bhusan; Birbangshi; Brittal Bania; Chacchadi; Ghasi; Haddi; Hadi Santhan; Hari; Hari Santan; हादी
People ID 12027
ROP3 Code 103627
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 27
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
West Bengal
520,000
Odisha
271,000
Bihar
239,000
Jharkhand
100,000
Uttar Pradesh
4,400
Himachal Pradesh
3,400
Assam
2,600
Andaman and Nicobar
2,000
Chhattisgarh
1,900
Meghalaya
1,600
Tripura
1,000
Madhya Pradesh
900
Nagaland
800
Gujarat
800
Delhi
600
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 27  (only 20 largest shown)
  West Bengal 520,000
  Odisha 271,000
  Bihar 239,000
  Jharkhand 100,000
  Uttar Pradesh 4,400
  Himachal Pradesh 3,400
  Assam 2,600
  Andaman and Nicobar 2,000
  Chhattisgarh 1,900
  Meghalaya 1,600
  Tripura 1,000
  Madhya Pradesh 900
  Nagaland 800
  Gujarat 800
  Delhi 600
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (450,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 27
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Odia
217,000
Hindi
200,000
Maithili
75,000
Bhojpuri
27,000
Magahi
3,100
Assamese
2,000
Kangri
1,400
Angika
800
Mandeali
400
Kui
300
Santhali
300
Punjabi, Eastern
300
Garhwali
300
Kurux
300
Chhattisgarhi
200
Primary Language Bengali (450,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 27
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Odia 217,000
  Hindi 200,000
  Maithili 75,000
  Bhojpuri 27,000
  Magahi 3,100
  Assamese 2,000
  Kangri 1,400
  Angika 800
  Mandeali 400
  Kui 300
  Santhali 300
  Punjabi, Eastern 300
  Garhwali 300
  Kurux 300
  Chhattisgarhi 200
People Groups Speaking Bengali

Primary Language:  Bengali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1800-1980)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1801-1984)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1809-2022)
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 Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Love Story
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Rivka video
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well
Film / Video The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
General Bible for Children
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.07 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.48 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.43 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.02 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source (Representative photo)
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more