Though the Basith speak a Pahari language with one another, they usually also speak Hindi or Urdu as a trade language with outsiders.
Most live in Jammu and Kashmir, in India's far north.
The men drink alcohol, which they buy at local markets. Relationships between men and women are unusual. When there is a divorce, the man is responsible for the children. Daughters share in parental inheritance that usually only goes to sons. Women contribute to the family income by doing odd jobs and enjoy equal status with men. Basith couples prefer small families with only about three children.
They are Hindu, but not vegetarian. They worship Hindu gods as well as their own clan deities.
These people need to put their hope and identity in the King of kings and Lord of lords.
Pray for Pahari, Hindi, and Urdu materials to find their way into Basith communities. Pray for believers to use drama and storying techniques to teach them biblical messages.
Scripture Prayers for the Basith (Hindu traditions) in India.
The Scheduled Castes K. S. Singh, ed. Oxford University Press, USA (1994)
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2017-09-24|
|People Name General||Basith (Hindu traditions)|
|People Name in Country||Basith (Hindu traditions)|
|Population this Country||19,000|
|Population all Countries||19,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Asithi; Bashishth Rajput; बासिथ (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||11 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||2|
|Districts||Interactive map, listing and data download|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Kashmiri (8,900 speakers)|
|Language Code||kas Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Kashmiri
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1813-2000)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
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|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name||Source|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching||Global Recordings Network|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible stories||One Story|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||God's Story video||God's Story|
|Film / Video||Indigitube.tv Video / Animation||Create International|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Kashmiri||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||Magdalena video||Jesus Film Project|
|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||Gospel resources links||Scripture Earth|