Badaik in India

The Badaik 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

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.

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 main three gods.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Badaik in India.

Pray that the Badaik people will soon see the light of Christ, and forsake all others.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

People Name General Badaik
People Name in Country Badaik
Population this Country 124,000
Population all Countries 124,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Alternate Names Badak; Badik; Baraik; Bharaik; Chik; Chik Badaik; Sardar; Surajbanshi Rajput; Surajbansi; बदैयक
People ID 16275
ROP3 Code 111400
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 9
Largest States
West Bengal
81,000
Jharkhand
22,000
Odisha
17,000
Chhattisgarh
1,100
Tripura
900
Maharashtra
700
Meghalaya
600
Uttar Pradesh
500
Andaman and Nicobar
90
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 9
  West Bengal 81,000
  Jharkhand 22,000
  Odisha 17,000
  Chhattisgarh 1,100
  Tripura 900
  Maharashtra 700
  Meghalaya 600
  Uttar Pradesh 500
  Andaman and Nicobar 90
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Sadri (36,000 speakers)
Language Code sck   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Bengali
35,000
Hindi
22,000
Odia
12,000
Magahi
1,400
Chhattisgarhi
100
Primary Language Sadri (36,000 speakers)
Language Code sck   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Bengali 35,000
  Hindi 22,000
  Odia 12,000
  Magahi 1,400
  Chhattisgarhi 100
People Groups Speaking Sadri

Primary Language:  Sadri

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1907-1919)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1931-2016)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio 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 Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Sadri
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
General Gospel resources links
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Sadri
Text / Printed Matter Online New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
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 Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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