Baria (Hindu traditions) in India


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

Subgroups: 2

Subgroup Name Population
Patanwadia 2,400
Beria 1,300

Introduction

The Baria are a community primarily in Gujarat, but are also in other states. Mainly a landowning community, agriculture is the traditional as well as present-day occupation of the Baria. Social control is regulated by their caste council. Property is equally divided among the sons, while the house is inherited by the youngest son of the family. Baria women work in the fields and forests, and as laborers in road construction work to supplement the family income. Women wear a golden armlet (kada) and apply spangle (tikki) on their forehead as marriage symbols. Baria worship clan deities on important occasions. They visit shrines and temples of Hindu gods and goddesses and celebrate Janmashtami, Holi, Dhuleti, Raksha Bandhan, Diwasa, Dussehra, Diwali, etc.


Ministry Obstacles

Spiritual opposition can be expected as Jesus is presented. Workers need to be prayerfully prepared for this.


Outreach Ideas

Perhaps Christian workers in other communities will be led to take the good news of Christ to the Baria. Pray they will be obedient to this leading.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are probably no followers of Jesus today among the Baria. Pray the Lord will begin to stir the hearts of many in this community to know the creator God.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Baria will soon be set completely free from the worship of created things. Spiritual matters are spiritually understood, therefore, pray for the Lord's Spirit to grant understanding.


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


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Baria (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Baria (Hindu traditions)
World Population 262,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 5
Alternate Names Baria; Baria Kshatriya Patel; Baria Patel; Baurasi; Beria; Beriah; Boria; Buriro; Koli Baria; Thakarda; बरिया (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16523
ROP3 Code 111698
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)
Gujarat
226,000
Maharashtra
24,000
Tamil Nadu
2,200
Madhya Pradesh
2,100
Daman and Diu
1,200
Rajasthan
600
Dadra and Nagar Have
500
Karnataka
400
West Bengal
400
Delhi
400
Chhattisgarh
200
Telangana
200
Jharkhand
100
Odisha
70
Chandigarh
40
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
  Gujarat 226,000
  Maharashtra 24,000
  Tamil Nadu 2,200
  Madhya Pradesh 2,100
  Daman and Diu 1,200
  Rajasthan 600
  Dadra and Nagar Have 500
  Karnataka 400
  West Bengal 400
  Delhi 400
  Chhattisgarh 200
  Telangana 200
  Jharkhand 100
  Odisha 70
  Chandigarh 40
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Gujarati (227,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Hindi
24,000
Konkani
3,800
Saurashtra
1,800
Marathi
1,700
Nimadi
200
Primary Language Gujarati (227,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 24,000
  Konkani 3,800
  Saurashtra 1,800
  Marathi 1,700
  Nimadi 200
People Groups Speaking Gujarati

Primary Language:  Gujarati

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1809-1965)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1820-1985)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1823-2016)
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 / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Creation to Christ
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 Gujarati
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Gospel website in this language
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ગુજરાતી - Gujarati
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Father's Love Letter
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.
Photo Source (Representative photo)
Copyrighted © 2020  Isudas  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
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

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