Biar (Hindu traditions) in India

The Biar (Hindu traditions) 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

The Biar (or Bayar) community has two divisions, the Barhariya, who live north of the river Son, and the Dakkinahija, who live south of the river. These in turn are divided into several clans. Spouses are acquired through middlemen. Dowry, both in cash and kind, is given to the bridegroom's father. Vermilion is the symbol of a married woman. Mahadeva is the Biar's special deity. They worship Kali, Deeh and Aminal Devi as village deities. A Guru Bhagi performs the sacred duties of the community. Their major festivals are Ram Navami, Nag Panchami, Dussehra, Diwali, Til Sankranti and Holi.


Ministry Obstacles

Uttar Pradesh, the primary home of the Biar people, has only a relative few Christian believers. Spiritual darkness is very deep.


Outreach Ideas

Perhaps Gospel radio in the languages of the Biar people will be widely available in the districts where the Biar live. We need to pray for the resources needed for this. Pray the Biar will be prepared for these broadcasts, to listen and understand.


Prayer Focus

There may be a few secret believers among the Biar. If so, they need prayer. May the Holy Spirit be their teacher. Pray they will find each other for purposes of fellowship. Please pray the Biar community will hunger to know the one true God, their creator. Pray they won't be satisfied with anything less.


Scripture Prayers for the Biar (Hindu traditions) in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Biar (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Biar (Hindu traditions)
Population this Country 443,000
Population all Countries 443,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 9
Alternate Names Bayar; Bedh; Bhaiya; Biayada; Byadh; Ghodi Kodana; बीयर (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16454
ROP3 Code 111615
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 6
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
419,000
Madhya Pradesh
12,000
Chhattisgarh
6,600
West Bengal
1,500
Uttarakhand
500
Maharashtra
200
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 6
  Uttar Pradesh 419,000
  Madhya Pradesh 12,000
  Chhattisgarh 6,600
  West Bengal 1,500
  Uttarakhand 500
  Maharashtra 200
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (198,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 15
Secondary Languages
Bhojpuri
160,000
Bagheli
9,600
Chhattisgarhi
3,400
Bengali
1,000
Garhwali
400
Awadhi
200
Kurux
40
Gondi, Northern
40
Gujarati
30
Odia
20
Korwa Halbi
Marathi Telugu
Primary Language Hindi (198,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 15
Secondary Languages
  Bhojpuri 160,000
  Bagheli 9,600
  Chhattisgarhi 3,400
  Bengali 1,000
  Garhwali 400
  Awadhi 200
  Kurux 40
  Gondi, Northern 40
  Gujarati 30
  Odia 20
  Korwa 10
  Halbi 10
  Marathi 10
  Telugu 0
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1835-2019)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text 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 DAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / Video Coconuts
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.01 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.97 %
Islam
0.01 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.01 %
* 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