Bidur in India

The Bidur have only been reported in India
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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

Members of the Bidur community are probably descendants of soldiers and administrators who served under the Mughal Empire. Most live in the central and northern states of Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra. They have low to middle status in India.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Most are farmers or small businessmen, but a few hold government jobs or work as professional teachers and medical personnel.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Bidur people practice Hinduism, 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 like Christians or Jews. There are other Hindus who are much more philosophical, especially among the Brahmins.
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 Bidur people need to put their trust and identity in the hands of the loving God of Creation who sent his son to make it possible for them to enter the Kingdom of God.


Prayer Points

Pray for a "Book of Acts" type of movement to Christ among the Bidur community.
Pray God will have mercy on the Bidur doing whatever it takes to place them in a position to receive him.
Ask God to open the hearts of the Bidur to the gospel.
Pray for an unstoppable movement to Christ among them.


Scripture Prayers for the Bidur in India.


References

https://vill.co.in/uttar-pradesh/hardoi/sandila-155008130/gauri-bidur-008131409200/


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Bidur
People Name in Country Bidur
Alternate Names Vidur; बीदूर
Population this Country 429,000
Population all Countries 429,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 9
People ID 16455
ROP3 Code 111616
ROP25 Code 301197
ROP25 Name Bidur
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 12
Largest States
Maharashtra
361,000
Chhattisgarh
47,000
Madhya Pradesh
9,400
Telangana
2,800
Gujarat
2,300
Goa
1,200
Karnataka
500
Odisha
300
Andhra Pradesh
100
Delhi
100
Dadra and Nagar Have
50
Rajasthan
10
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 12
  Maharashtra 361,000
  Chhattisgarh 47,000
  Madhya Pradesh 9,400
  Telangana 2,800
  Gujarat 2,300
  Goa 1,200
  Karnataka 500
  Odisha 300
  Andhra Pradesh 100
  Delhi 100
  Dadra and Nagar Have 50
  Rajasthan 10
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.14 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.86 %
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 Marathi (289,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 13
Secondary Languages
Hindi
38,000
Chhattisgarhi
27,000
Telugu
1,100
Konkani, Goan
700
Gujarati
700
Nimadi
400
Ahirani
300
Odia
300
Kannada
300
Bhatri
200
Malvi
70
Konkani
Primary Language Marathi (289,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 13
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 38,000
  Chhattisgarhi 27,000
  Telugu 1,100
  Konkani, Goan 700
  Gujarati 700
  Nimadi 400
  Ahirani 300
  Odia 300
  Kannada 300
  Bhatri 200
  Malvi 70
  Konkani 10
People Groups Speaking Marathi

Primary Language:  Marathi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1807-1957)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1982)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1821-2022)
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