Badhai (Muslim traditions) in India


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

Subgroups: 25 (10 largest shown)  Show all

Subgroup Name Population
Gujar 123,000
Kanaujia 96,000
Lohar 95,000
Mathuria 95,000
Kundel Badhai 44,000
Mangal Badhai 44,000
Marwadi 44,000
Sutar Badhai 44,000
Mewada 37,000
Ahir 35,000

Introduction / History

The Badhai name comes from the Sanskrit vardhna which means cutting. The Hindu community of the Badhai believe that their name comes from Lord Vishwakarma who created two people groups: the cutters of wood, or Badhai people and the workers of iron, or Lohar people. Most of the Badhai Muslims live in Uttar Pradesh but others are scattered through north India, Nepal and Pakistan.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Today carpentry is still common though some have acquired land and are involved in agriculture. The men have a custom of wearing the dhoti, a baniyan shirt and a red cloth, or gamcha, over the shoulder. They are not vegetarian and prefer rice and wheat as staple grains.


What Are Their Beliefs?

From the carpentry origins, lets pray that Jesus, the prophet and carpenter, can be proclaimed in this lost community of Muslims. There are no known believers among this group. May woodworking Christians and other believers gain a burden for this group of people!


What Are Their Needs?

Pray for Muslim Badhai culture to be renewed and enhanced by a work of the Holy Spirit and shaped into a God-centered and God-honoring mold.
Pray for the Holy Spirit to move among their family and community leaders to seek his face and enjoy his blessings.
Pray for the Lord to thrust out workers who will be compelled to nurture a disciple making movement among the Badhai people.
Pray that soon the Badhai people will have faith that will lead them to live honorable lives that will draw others to the savior.
Pray for spiritual discernment and a hunger for true spirituality.


Prayer Points

Scripture Prayers for the Badhai (Muslim traditions) in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2019-09-13
People Name General Badhai (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Badhai (Muslim traditions)
Pronunciation buh-DIE
Population this Country 698,000
Population all Countries 794,000
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 14
Alternate Names Badhai; Barahai; Barai; Barariswabrahma; Barariswakarma; Barhi; Bariswakarma; Barjib; Bharai; Chhan; Chourasia; Jangid Brahman; Jangid Brahmin; Khati; Kolash; Lote; Mistri; Najjar; Panchal; Saifi; Sharmaji; Sutar; Tarkhan; Thakur; Viswakarma; बधाई (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16333
ROP3 Code 111469
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster South Asia Muslim - other
People Group Badhai (Muslim traditions)
Ethnic Code CNN25
Total Subgroups 25 (only 15 largest shown)
  Gujar 123,000
  Kanaujia 96,000
  Lohar 95,000
  Mathuria 95,000
  Kundel Badhai 44,000
  Mangal Badhai 44,000
  Marwadi 44,000
  Sutar Badhai 44,000
  Mewada 37,000
  Ahir 35,000
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 8
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
630,000
Bihar
37,000
Uttarakhand
22,000
Gujarat
3,400
Madhya Pradesh
400
Jammu and Kashmir
300
Himachal Pradesh
200
Daman and Diu
30
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Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 8
  Uttar Pradesh 630,000
  Bihar 37,000
  Uttarakhand 22,000
  Gujarat 3,400
  Madhya Pradesh 400
  Jammu and Kashmir 300
  Himachal Pradesh 200
  Daman and Diu 30
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Urdu (573,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
Maithili
3,900
Bhojpuri
3,400
Kumaoni
2,600
Gujarati
2,500
Awadhi
1,500
Garhwali
400
Kashmiri
200
Bengali
100
Primary Language Urdu (573,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
  Maithili 3,900
  Bhojpuri 3,400
  Kumaoni 2,600
  Gujarati 2,500
  Awadhi 1,500
  Garhwali 400
  Kashmiri 200
  Bengali 100
People Groups Speaking Urdu

Primary Language:  Urdu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1747-1894)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1758-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1843-2022)
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Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Urdu Jesus Film Project
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