Bhogta in India


Joshua Project has identified the Bhogta only in India

Population

269,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


A Pilgrimage

Source:  Create International      Download

Introduction / History

According to their traditional beliefs, the Bhogta people emerged from a union of religious preachers and tribal women. The children from these unions became the Bhogta people, most of whom now live in India's eastern states of Jharkhand, West Bengal, Orissa, and Bihar. There are over 250,000 of them.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Bhogta people are a scheduled caste (Dalit) according to "The Scheduled Castes." Yet they claim status as Kshatrya status (second highest caste grouping), and even wear the sacred thread reserved for high caste Hindus. They seem to have higher status than most scheduled castes. Brahmins perform their marriage rituals, something they will not do for just any scheduled caste.
The Bhogta people were traditionally farmers, though they also made rope, cots, and parched rice for a living. Today some of them are day-laborers on tea plantations, while others work in private and government services.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Bhogta people are 100 percent Hindu. They worship their ancestors and family deities.


What Are Their Needs?

This predominantly rural community has an exceptionally low literacy rate, but they are very fond of listening to the radio.


Prayer Points

* Pray for believers to develop special radio broadcasts for the Bhogta people.
* Pray for believers to also provide ways for the Bhogta people to obtain small business loans so they can find a way out of being day laborers.
* May God be glorified, and His Kingdom extended among the Bhogta people.

References

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


People Name General Bhogta
People Name in Country Bhogta
Population in India 269,000
World Population 269,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Pradhan
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Bhogta
Ethnic Code CNN25g
People ID 16428
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 21  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  5  (up to 20 largest shown)
Jharkhand (225,000) West Bengal (28,000) Bihar (16,000) Andaman and Nicobar (70)
Odisha (10)
Total States on file:  5  (up to 20 largest shown)
Jharkhand (225,000) West Bengal (28,000)
Bihar (16,000) Andaman and Nicobar (70)
Odisha (10)
Languages & Dialects on file:  8  (up to 20 largest shown)
Hindi (202,000) Sadri (33,000) Bengali (19,000) Magahi (4,000)
Bhojpuri (3,600) Oriya (500) Angika (200) Maithili (100)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 202,000 Sadri 33,000
Bengali 19,000 Magahi 4,000
Bhojpuri 3,600 Oriya 500
Angika 200 Maithili 100

For Main Lanugage: Hindi


Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible Visuals General
Bible: Hindi Holy Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Hindi Holy Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
Christ for the Nations Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Film / Video
Following Jesus (India) Film / Video
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
Hindi Bible Text / Printed Matter
Hindi Bible stories Audio Recordings
International Bible Society Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Hindi Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online Bible (Bibles India) Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.99 %
Islam
0.01 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source: Anonymous  
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


Copyright © 2015 Joshua Project.  A ministry of Frontier Ventures.