The Badaik are also called Chik and Chik-Badaik. Like many Dalit groups the Badaiks are not vegetarian. They east chicken, fish, eggs, and rice. Most of them live in India’s eastern states, but many are also in Bangladesh.
The Badaik people have been dependent on weaving as their source of income, but since 1960 they have sustained themselves through agricultural and industrial work. Despite the Badaik transitioning to a modern industrial income, they have retained their traditional crafts, such as weaving, basketry, pottery, and spinning. Unfortunately, they have not made significant improvement in their education.
The Badaik practice draws from Hinduism and Animistic (the belief that natural objects possess a distinct spiritual essence) practices. Their faith is in spiritual forces, not the King of kings.
The Badaik could use workers with an education background. They can establish schools and use education as their stepping stone to showing the Badaik people the way to the abundant life Christ offers all who follow Him.
* Scripture Prayers for the Badaik in Bangladesh.
Pray that the Holy Spirit puts it on the heart of God’s children in Bangladesh to see that the harvest is plentiful, and they can be among those privileged to go in His name. Pray for spiritual discernment and a desire for true holiness for the Badaik people. Pray this will be the decade where there is a Disciple Making Movement among the Badaik people both in India and Bangladesh.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|People Name General||Badaik|
|People Name in Country||Badaik|
|Population this Country||1,000|
|Population all Countries||107,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Badak; Badik; Baraik; Bharaik; Chik; Chik Badaik; Sardar; Surajbanshi Rajput; Surajbansi; बदैयक|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||31 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||2|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
Primary Language: Bengali
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1801-1984)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament - Bangla Version (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament - Mussolmani Version (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament- Common Version (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible stories in Bengali|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Following Jesus (India, JF Project)|
|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 (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)|
|Film / Video||Rivka (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|Film / Video||The Prophets' Story|
|Film / Video||The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well|
|Film / Video||The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen|