Bhulia in India


Joshua Project has identified the Bhulia only in India

Population

134,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

The Bhulia are a caste of weavers who live mostly in Orissa in India. They are also known as Bholia, Bhoriya, Bholwa, Mehar and Mihir. They speak in Hindi. One legend says that the Bhulia migrated to Orissa with the first Chauhan Raja of Patna. It is thought they may belong to a north Indian caste who do not know their origin.

The Bhulia have a good position with the weaver caste. They have no sub castes. In Kalahandi one part is Sanpara Bhulias. They have two gotras (clans) who do not influence their marriages. There are several exogamous groups known as Vansa. The names of these Vansas come from villages, titles or nicknames. The territory names of the sub castes of Bhulias come from the villages where they live at the present time.

Marriage with the same exogamous group is not allowed. They have customs for their weddings. The bridegroom is expected to carry the bride seven times around the sacrificial fire in a basket. If he cannot, the grandfather of the bride carries them both. The married couple go back to the village after the wedding ceremony. Divorce is allowed and widows can marry again. The Bhulia eat meat and drink alcohol.

The Koshtas of Chhattisgarh have a sub caste called Bhoriya which is one of the alternative names of the Bhulia. The Bhulias have the same position as the Koshtas.


What are Their Beliefs?

The Bhulia are Hindu by religion.


References

www.indianetzone.com/50/bhulia_caste.htm


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Bhulia
People Name in Country Bhulia
Population in India 134,000
World Population 134,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bholia, Bholwa, Bhoriya, Bhul, Meher
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Oriya
People Name General Bhulia
Ethnic Code CNN25l
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution rankinging, )
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Oriya (118,000) Chhattisgarhi (16,000) Hindi (4,100) Kui (800)
Munda (600) Pengo (80) Bodo Parja (70) Santhali (70)
Ho (40)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Oriya 118,000 Chhattisgarhi 16,000
Hindi 4,100 Kui 800
Munda 600 Pengo 80
Bodo Parja 70 Santhali 70
Ho 40
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1811-1956)
New Testament Yes   (1809-2000)
Complete Bible Yes   (1815-2004)
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Online scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Oriya
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Scripture Bible-in-Your-Language
Scripture Bibles, Bible League
Scripture World Missionary Press Booklets

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 %
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
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