Badaik in India

The Badaik have only been reported in India
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Main Language
Largest Religion
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* Data can be from various sources including official census, agencies, and local research. Data from these sources can sometimes differ even by orders of magnitude. Joshua Project attempts to present a conservative, balanced estimate.

Introduction / History

The Badaik also called Chik and Chik-Bakaik. Like many low class communities, the Badaik are discriminated against by higher castes Hindus. Their children are often not allowed to attend schools with other Hindus.

The traditional occupation of the Badaik was weaving mats, baskets and fans.

The two main languages of the Badaik are Sadri and Bengali. The New Testament is available in Sadri. The JESUS Film has been translated into Sadri. Many resources are available in Bengali including radio programs. There are few if any Badaik believers.

The Badaik people live in northeast India. Most Badaik reside in the Indian states of West Bengal, Jharkhand and Odisha.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Until the middle of the 20th century, the Badaik were dependent on weaving for their livelihood. Modern factories can make these items with lower costs and more quickly. As a result, most Badaik now work in agriculture on land owned by others. Urban Badaik work in factories and in construction. Rural Badaik have retained their traditional crafts such as weaving, spinning, basketry, carpentry, and pottery. They sell these items to buy things they cannot make for themselves such as cell phones and appliances.

Unfortunately, the Badaik have not made significant gains in education. These is especially true for women and girls. Most men have at least a primary education. Rural Badaik people often lack access to electricity, clean water and modern medicine. Life expectancy is low while child mortality is high.

Badaik marry within their group. Monogamy or marriage to one spouse in the norm. The Badaik tend to have large families. Sons inherit their father's property and must take care of elderly relatives. Village elders make judicial decisions and enforce correct behavior.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Badaik religious practices draw from both Hinduism and animistic practices. Their Hindu worship is mostly devoted to Shiva, destroyer, one of Hinduism's main three gods.

Hinduism is the ancient religion of India. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. 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 as Christians do. As a low class community, the Badaik have their own priests and shrines.

Almost all Hindus participate in yearly celebrations like 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 Badaik people have huge spiritual and physical needs. The greatest need is for God's love and forgiveness that is offered to them in the person and works of Jesus Christ.


Prayer Points

Pray that the Badaik people will soon see the light of Christ and forsake all other gods.

Pray for the Lord to send out loving workers to the Badaik people of India.

Pray the Badaik parents will be able to provide for their children.

Ask the Lord to raise up a growing church among the Badaik in this decade.


Scripture Prayers for the Badaik in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Badaik
People Name in Country Badaik
Alternate Names Badak; Badik; Baraik; Bharaik; Chik; Chik Badaik; Sardar; Surajbanshi Rajput; Surajbansi; बदैयक
Population this Country 133,000
Population all Countries 133,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
People ID 16275
ROP3 Code 111400
ROP25 Code 300652
ROP25 Name Badaik
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 9
Largest States
West Bengal
88,000
Jharkhand
23,000
Odisha
17,000
Chhattisgarh
1,200
Tripura
900
Maharashtra
700
Meghalaya
600
Uttar Pradesh
500
Andaman and Nicobar
100
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 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 9
  West Bengal 88,000
  Jharkhand 23,000
  Odisha 17,000
  Chhattisgarh 1,200
  Tripura 900
  Maharashtra 700
  Meghalaya 600
  Uttar Pradesh 500
  Andaman and Nicobar 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Bengali (40,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Sadri
36,000
Hindi
23,000
Odia
12,000
Magahi
1,400
Chhattisgarhi
100
Primary Language Bengali (40,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Sadri 36,000
  Hindi 23,000
  Odia 12,000
  Magahi 1,400
  Chhattisgarhi 100
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)
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YouVersion NT (www.bible.com) Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture Talking Bibles
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Love Story General / Other
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Rivka video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Rock International: King of Glory Rock International
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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