Beriya (Hindu traditions) in India

The Beriya (Hindu traditions) have only been reported 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

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 in Uttar Pradesh speak Awadhi and read and write in Devanagari.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They now work in agriculture. Women help a lot by earning money. They believe in education but have a low literacy level, so the gospel will need to be presented in oral forms. They have good relations with the landlords in the region.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Bedia worship Hindu deities like Thakur, Shiva, Parvati, Hanuman, Chamunda, Kali and Sitala and Khermata, a local deity. Unlike most Hindus they bury their dead rather than cremate them.


What Are Their Needs?

The Bedia people need better education and a higher standard of living. They need opportunities to enter into new professions.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Beriya (Hindu traditions) in India.

* Pray that Indian believers will lead them to a movement to Jesus Christ. * Pray the few followers of Jesus among the Bedia will have pastors and teachers to help them grow to become faithful disciples. * Pray for spiritual hunger that will lead them to the only savior.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Beriya (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Beriya (Hindu traditions)
Population this Country 46,000
Population all Countries 46,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Baurasi; Beria; Beriya; Boria
People ID 21587
ROP3 Code 117687
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 2
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
46,000
Uttarakhand
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 2
  Uttar Pradesh 46,000
  Uttarakhand 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (36,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
Awadhi
6,000
Bhojpuri
2,200
Kanauji
1,200
Bundeli
300
Bagheli
200
Kumaoni
80
Braj Bhasha
60
Garhwali
30
Primary Language Hindi (36,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
  Awadhi 6,000
  Bhojpuri 2,200
  Kanauji 1,200
  Bundeli 300
  Bagheli 200
  Kumaoni 80
  Braj Bhasha 60
  Garhwali 30
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  (1835-2012)
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 (GRN)
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Hindi
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 LUMO film of Gospels
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
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.04 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.94 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.02 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
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


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