Bedia (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Subgroups: 2

Subgroup Name Population
Dafali 203,000
Kathodia 3,200

Introduction

One source considers "Bediya" to be the generic name of a number of vagrant, nomadic groups. Traditionally, a large section of the Bedia were reported to be earning a livelihood from prostitution and dancing, however, this has largely been discontinued. The Bedia worship deities like Thakur, Shiva, Parvati, Hanuman, Chamunda, Kali and Sitala and Khermata (a local deity).


Ministry Obstacles

Giving up allegiance to personal deities may be threatening.


Outreach Ideas

Pray for the Bedia people to be delivered from their fear of "Christendom" and to embrace God's blessing through his Word for their families and clans.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray the few followers of Jesus among the Bedia will have pastors and teachers to help them grow to become faithful disciples. Pray they will be taught accurately and well.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Bedia will make schooling a priority for their children, and will be able to improve their standard of living.


Scripture Prayers for the Bedia (Hindu traditions) in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Bedia (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Bedia (Hindu traditions)
Pronunciation BAY-dee-uh
World Population 573,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 11
Alternate Names Abdal; Abdul; Baddi; Badia; Beda; Bedda; Bedia Kudmi; Bediya; Benia; Berai; Berani; Beria; Beriya; Bhantu; Bhedyargaderi; Chhoto Bedia; Choto Kudmi; Dafali; Hashmi Saudagar; Mangal; Osthan; Paturia; San Bedia; San Kudmi; Shilpakar; Shilpkar; बेड़िया (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16367
ROP3 Code 111509
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 18
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh
227,000
Jharkhand
99,000
West Bengal
84,000
Delhi
62,000
Madhya Pradesh
26,000
Uttarakhand
9,600
Rajasthan
9,400
Maharashtra
9,300
Haryana
5,000
Bihar
1,700
Assam
1,500
Odisha
600
Karnataka
200
Andaman and Nicobar
100
Chhattisgarh
100
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 18
  Uttar Pradesh 227,000
  Jharkhand 99,000
  West Bengal 84,000
  Delhi 62,000
  Madhya Pradesh 26,000
  Uttarakhand 9,600
  Rajasthan 9,400
  Maharashtra 9,300
  Haryana 5,000
  Bihar 1,700
  Assam 1,500
  Odisha 600
  Karnataka 200
  Andaman and Nicobar 100
  Chhattisgarh 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (380,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 37
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Bengali
75,000
Bhojpuri
21,000
Awadhi
20,000
Santhali
16,000
Kanauji
6,200
Marathi
3,100
Garhwali
2,300
Panchpargania
1,800
Bundeli
1,700
Bagheli
1,300
Kumaoni
800
Mewari
800
Assamese
800
Dhundari
700
Marwari
700
Primary Language Hindi (380,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 37
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Bengali 75,000
  Bhojpuri 21,000
  Awadhi 20,000
  Santhali 16,000
  Kanauji 6,200
  Marathi 3,100
  Garhwali 2,300
  Panchpargania 1,800
  Bundeli 1,700
  Bagheli 1,300
  Kumaoni 800
  Mewari 800
  Assamese 800
  Dhundari 700
  Marwari 700
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1818-2000)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / Video Coconuts
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
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 Hope Video
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.05 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
93.87 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
Unknown
6.07 %
Photo Source Rachel Flynn 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.