Bagheti in India

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Map Source:  People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Bagheti
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 33,000
World Population: 33,000
Primary Language: Odia
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Dalit - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Bagheti people fish off the coast of Orissa, one of India's eastern states, though some are wage laborers. Like many people groups in the Hindu world, the Bagheti place themselves higher on the caste order than others. They consider themselves to be Sudras, the fourth of four major caste groups, while others would call them Dalits, or out-castes.

The Bagheti people bury their dead, but those with more wealth prefer the more expensive Hindu custom of cremation. Though they would like to improve their standard of living through higher education and better medical care, seldom have the opportunity to rise above poverty.

Prayer Points

Since many good Christian resources are available in Oriya, a language understood by the Bagheti people, pray that these resources will find their way into the hearts of extended families.

Text Source:   Global Prayer Digest