Bhadela in India

The Bhadela 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 Bhadela have traditionally made their living as fishermen (the term bhodala means seaman or fisherman). They have seventeen clans of equal status.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Family leaders negotiate who marries who. They prefer marriages between first cousins. A widow has the option of marrying the younger brother of her deceased husband.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Although Sunni Muslims, they worship Darya-e-pir (regarded as the chief saint of the sea), and visit local Muslim shrines for the fulfilment of wishes. Syed is employed as a sacred specialist for performing rituals and celebrating festivals, in accordance with their traditions. They often use charms and amulets to help them deal with spiritual forces.


What Are Their Needs?

In Gujarat, Hindu extremist groups with the support of the government and police, have pursued a long-term strategy of intimidation, slander and harassment against Muslim and Christian people groups. Christ followers can be a source of light in this dark situation.


Prayer Points

Pray that Gujarati Christian believers will have the willingness to share the message of Christ with those around them, and that the Bhadela people will not be overlooked.

Pray for safety as the Bhadela fishermen ply their trade.

Pray also the Lord will reveal who Jesus truly is, the only savior, and the King of kings.


Scripture Prayers for the Bhadela in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2018-10-06
People Name General Bhadela
People Name in Country Bhadela
Population this Country 17,000
Population all Countries 17,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Bhadala; Bhodala; भदेला
People ID 16397
ROP3 Code 111544
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)
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
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 1
  Gujarat 17,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Gujarati (9,200 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Kacchi
4,900
Primary Language Gujarati (9,200 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Kacchi 4,900
People Groups Speaking Gujarati

Primary Language:  Gujarati

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1809-1965)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1820-1985)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1823-2021)
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Bible-NT Text Online
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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.
Photo Source (Representative photo)
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more