Barahar in India

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Map Source:  People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.
People Name: Barahar
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 146,000
World Population: 146,000
Primary Language: Hindi
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 Berad speak Telugu, Kannada and Hindi and read and write in Devanagari.

They live in Maharashtra, a state in western India.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Barahar work as cultivators and in agriculture, as laborers and in small businesses. They make their living from the land and forest but are no longer hunters. They are vegetarians who eat rice.

The Barahar marry young, girls at twelve, boys at eighteen. They allow for divorce, which is usually initiated by the husband. On the death of the father, the sons inherit the property. Women help with activities including rituals.

What Are Their Beliefs?

They are Hindus who worship Shiva.

What Are Their Needs?

Like all other peoples of the world, this people group needs the blessings and guidance that only Jesus Christ can offer.

Prayer Points

Pray that Indian believers will help lead the Barahar to Jesus Christ.

Pray that God will give Barahar elders dreams and visions leading them to salvation.

Pray for the Barahar people to have adequate medical and educational facilities.

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