Lad Bania in India

The Bania Lad 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

"I am ruined!" said Rahul, a money-lending businessman of the Lad community of Gujarat, as he buried his head in his palm. Neetu, his young bride, stood in the background, as his father bellowed, "How can you lend such large sums of money to a scoundrel like Kataria?" "What are we going to do?" whimpered Rahul's mother as she covered her head with her saree palu that kept slipping to her shoulder. Neetu's heart ached for Rahul, who looked more desperate than she had ever seen him. She knew that she couldn't say a thing, primarily because her father-in-law yelled and stopped only to take in quick gasps of breath, and also because it was considered unbecoming for a young daughter-in-law to interject when an older member of the family was speaking.
Later that evening when Rahul and Neetu had a quiet moment alone, she told him that she remembered something that she had learned in the Christian boarding school where she once studied. "Whenever we told the nuns how disconcerted we were because of an upcoming exam, she would say, "Ask and you will receive," and then she would pray for us. Maybe we should do just that."


Prayer Points

Pray that all hardships faced by the Lad people will prepare their hearts to seek and find the Lord. Pray that the Lord will prepare missionaries to work among the Lad Banias.


Scripture Prayers for the Bania Lad in India.


References

Some information from "The Scheduled Castes" K. S. Singh, ed. Oxford University Press, USA (1994)


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Additional Info
Bania profile for Children and Family Missions Activities
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-08-15
People Name General Bania Lad
People Name in Country Bania Lad
Natural Name Lad Bania
Population this Country 158,000
Population all Countries 158,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
Alternate Names Ambali; Khasie Lad; Koli Lad; Lad; Lad Bania; Lad Vania; Ladar; Ladia; Ladik; Ladik. Ladar; Ladsi; Ladsi Bunkar; Lajjhad; Theley Lad; Yellegar; बनिया, लड़
People ID 19708
ROP3 Code 115160
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 7
Largest States
Maharashtra
63,000
Gujarat
62,000
Rajasthan
14,000
Madhya Pradesh
12,000
Telangana
4,300
Delhi
2,200
Chhattisgarh
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 7
  Maharashtra 63,000
  Gujarat 62,000
  Rajasthan 14,000
  Madhya Pradesh 12,000
  Telangana 4,300
  Delhi 2,200
  Chhattisgarh 200
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Gujarati (64,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
Hindi
34,000
Marathi
14,000
Konkani
5,000
Marwari
4,600
Khandesi
4,600
Telugu
2,500
Dhundari
2,400
Ahirani
1,400
Mewari
600
Nimadi
300
Bundeli
70
Primary Language Gujarati (64,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 34,000
  Marathi 14,000
  Konkani 5,000
  Marwari 4,600
  Khandesi 4,600
  Telugu 2,500
  Dhundari 2,400
  Ahirani 1,400
  Mewari 600
  Nimadi 300
  Bundeli 70
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)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
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 Gujarati
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
General Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel resources links
General Gospel website in this language
General Zume Resources
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
96.11 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
3.89 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
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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