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Baidya (Hindu traditions) in India

Baidya (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
280,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.35 % Unknown   

Baidya (Hindu traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
The Baidya of India live in West Bengal and Tripura. The word baidya means medical practitioners and most of them work in traditional medicine. They speak, read and write in Bengali.

In West Bengal the Baidya are not vegetarians and eat wheat and rice as cereals. Male and female divorcees can marry again but widows are not allowed to. Upon the death of the father, sons inherit the property and the oldest son takes charge of the home. They have marriage rituals and the dead are cremated. They are well educated and use modern medicine.

In Tripura, property is given to the sons and daughters in same amounts. They are mainly landless. They work in several occupations. A village council looks after them and judges in certain problems they have.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the council leaders that look after them will come to Jesus Christ and lead others of the Baidya to Him.
* Pray that gospel materials will lead them to salvation.
* Pray that Indian Christians will lead them to Jesus Christ.

References
Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:15 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:280,000
Largest States:
West Bengal (220,000)Tripura (30,000)
Jharkhand (14,000)Bihar (9,900)
Odisha (2,600)Meghalaya (700)
Delhi (700)Maharashtra (600)
Chhattisgarh (500)Andaman and Nicobar Islands (300)
Total States on file:18
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Baidya (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Baidya (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
BaidBaidya
BaidyakarBediya
MunidaVaidya
Vaidya/BedeVaidyansi
बैदया (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 111421
Joshua Project People ID: 16295
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 280,000
Population all Countries: 409,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Bengali
People Name General: Baidya (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Bengali (219,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ben    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (37,000)Bhojpuri (3,300)
Odia (1,000)Maithili (500)
Magahi (300)Assamese (300)
Total Languages: 7
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.35 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.65 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1800-1980
New Testament:
1801-1984Audio
Complete Bible: 1809-2000
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsBengali Bible stories
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament - Bangla Version (F ...
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament - Mussolmani Versio ...
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament- Common Version (FC ...
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Bengali
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoI Am Guilty (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Bengali
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoRivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Burning Heart (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoThe Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGods Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible: Mussulmani-Bangla, Kitabul Mukkad ...
Text / Printed MatterBible: Standard Bangla Common Language
Text / Printed MatterBible: কিতাবুল মোক ...
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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