Chik Baraik in India


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

Introduction / History

The Badaik are a Scheduled Caste. The Badaik people are also called Chik and Chik-Bakaik. Like many Dalit groups, the Badaiks are not vegetarian. They eat mutton, chicken, fish, eggs, as well as their staple, rice. They live mainly in Odisha and Chhattisgarh, but smaller numbers live in other parts of eastern India. They speak, read and write in Oriya as well as their local language, Sadri.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Until 1960 the Badaiks were dependent on weaving for their livelihood, but today many are engaged in agricultural work, though most are involved with industrial labor. Despite large-scale occupational mobility, they have retained their traditional crafts such as weaving, spinning, basketry, carpentry, pottery, thread-making, etc. They have not made significant gains in education. As India industrializes, the Badaik people have benefited from health services, roads, electricity, and better drinking water.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Badaik religious practices draw from both Hinduism and Animistic practices. They call their community priests "pahan," and draw them from two other ethnic communities. Their Hindu worship is mostly devoted to Shiva, one of Hinduism's three main gods.


What Are Their Needs?

The Badaik community needs the opportunity to respond to Christ's invitation to accept His abundant blessings and salvation from sin.


Prayer Points

Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to begin a movement to Christ. Pray for spiritual hunger that will lead them to Jesus Christ. Pray for faithful intercessors and workers to make sure they have access to Christ's abundant blessings. Pray that gospel recordings and the JESUS Film will lead many to salvation.


Scripture Prayers for the Chik Baraik in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Chik Baraik
People Name in Country Chik Baraik
Population this Country 139,000
Population all Countries 147,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
Alternate Names Baraik; Pan; चीक बरैक
People ID 16552
ROP3 Code 111742
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 7
Largest States
Jharkhand
64,000
Tripura
40,000
West Bengal
26,000
Odisha
3,400
Assam
3,100
Bihar
2,500
Andaman and Nicobar
50
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 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 7
  Jharkhand 64,000
  Tripura 40,000
  West Bengal 26,000
  Odisha 3,400
  Assam 3,100
  Bihar 2,500
  Andaman and Nicobar 50
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (54,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 33
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Bengali
36,000
Sadri
7,500
Odia
6,800
Panchpargania
2,800
Mundari
1,900
Kok Borok
1,500
Assamese
1,500
Kurux
1,000
Santhali
800
Munda
700
Ho
600
Marathi
500
Kharia
500
Urdu
300
Bhojpuri
300
Primary Language Hindi (54,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 33
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Bengali 36,000
  Sadri 7,500
  Odia 6,800
  Panchpargania 2,800
  Mundari 1,900
  Kok Borok 1,500
  Assamese 1,500
  Kurux 1,000
  Santhali 800
  Munda 700
  Ho 600
  Marathi 500
  Kharia 500
  Urdu 300
  Bhojpuri 300
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  (1835-2019)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / Video Coconuts
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.06 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
2.34 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
80.31 %
Islam
0.60 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.02 %
Unknown
16.68 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more