Sakaldwipi Brahmin 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 Sakaldwipi Brahmin is a well-known community in Bihar and North India. They have two subdivisions, Mag and Bhojak. The Mag are superior to Bhojak. Almost all the Sakaldwipi own agricultural land in their villages which is tilled by landless laborers. They traditionally do not accept water and food from other communities, except other Brahmin. Each Sakaldwipi family has its own deity, and ancestors are worshipped. Their sacred specialists are from their own community. As priests and astrologers, the Sakaldwipi Brahmin have patron-client relationship with other communities.


Ministry Obstacles

The Brahmin communities are often prideful, as they are at the top of the caste system. Pride is deadly, because humility is what God requires of a person. Also, low caste Christian workers find it difficult to approach the Brahmin.


Outreach Ideas

There are Christian Brahmin in other communities. Perhaps some will be led to the Sakaldwipi Brahmin, sharing the person of Jesus with them. Pray for this to occur.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There likely are no Christians today among this Brahmin group. None have reported themselves this way to the Indian census. However, pray for those who will someday come to Christ. Pray they will learn to walk in humility with their Savior and Lord.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray for the Brahmin communities of India, that the Lord will show them in powerful ways their need for forgiveness of sin, and for power to live this life well. Both are found in the person and work of Jesus Christ.


Scripture Prayers for the Brahmin Sakaldwipi in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-10-15
People Name General Brahmin Sakaldwipi
People Name in Country Brahmin Sakaldwipi
Natural Name Sakaldwipi Brahmin
World Population 486,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 10
Alternate Names Bhojak; Brahman Terai; Brahmin Terai; Mag; Mihir; Sakdipi; Shak Dwipi Brahman; Shak Dwipi Brahmin; Shakdipiniya; ब्रह्मन, सकल्द्विपि
People ID 19974
ROP3 Code 115755
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 12
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
219,000
Andhra Pradesh
103,000
Odisha
59,000
Bihar
34,000
Telangana
26,000
West Bengal
25,000
Uttarakhand
4,800
Assam
4,500
Madhya Pradesh
2,400
Jharkhand
2,100
Tripura
200
Maharashtra
60
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 12
  Uttar Pradesh 219,000
  Andhra Pradesh 103,000
  Odisha 59,000
  Bihar 34,000
  Telangana 26,000
  West Bengal 25,000
  Uttarakhand 4,800
  Assam 4,500
  Madhya Pradesh 2,400
  Jharkhand 2,100
  Tripura 200
  Maharashtra 60
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (213,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 16
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Telugu
116,000
Odia
50,000
Bhojpuri
38,000
Bengali
27,000
Awadhi
16,000
Maithili
8,300
Assamese
4,000
Marwari
2,100
Kanauji
1,600
Magahi
1,400
Garhwali
900
Chhattisgarhi
800
Bagheli
700
Kumaoni
600
Marathi
60
Primary Language Hindi (213,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 16
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Telugu 116,000
  Odia 50,000
  Bhojpuri 38,000
  Bengali 27,000
  Awadhi 16,000
  Maithili 8,300
  Assamese 4,000
  Marwari 2,100
  Kanauji 1,600
  Magahi 1,400
  Garhwali 900
  Chhattisgarhi 800
  Bagheli 700
  Kumaoni 600
  Marathi 60
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  (1835-2012)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Hindi
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / Video Coconuts
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
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.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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