Bhoi, Hindu in India



Population

5,925,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


I Am Guilty

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Introduction

The Bhoi community is mainly a landowning one, but a few are landless. A Brahman priest officiates at marriages. At the wedding, the bride and groom walk around the fire seven times. They work in temples and are therefore accorded a high status in society. Every house has an altar to Manasamata. Beside this, there are images of Khandoba and a few other gods and goddesses. Every family has a number of deities.


Ministry Obstacles

Nominal Christians who don't truly follow Christ's teachings may be an impediment to the Bhoi. Pray they will be able to see that there is a difference between disciples of Christ and those who are Christian only in name.


Outreach Ideas

Workers are needed. Jesus said to pray for workers, for the harvest is ripe.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There may be no followers of Jesus among the Hindu Bhoi community at present, but pray for the ones that will soon be found. Pray they will be zealous to learn of Christ and follow him. Pray they will keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray that the Bhoi community will be able to care adequately for their families. Pray they will make schooling a priority for their children, so the children will be equipped to live in modern times.


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Global Prayer Digest: 2008-10-08
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-08-04
People Name General Bhoi, Hindu
People Name in Country Bhoi, Hindu
Population in India 5,925,000
World Population 6,087,000
Countries 3
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Basuri, Bhoiraj, Bhoiraja, Boya Bestha, Chotra Bansi, Dhimal, Dhunar, esta, Jalcatri, jalia, jele, Kahar, kaibartya, Kamti, Keot, Keuta, Kewar, Kewat, Mallah, Palwar, Parivarutta, Parkar, Paschimma Jaat, Raghuvanshi, Shilpakar, Shilpkar, Siviyar, Toreya, Zinga
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Bhoi, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25g
People ID 16429
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  24  (up to 20 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh (2,367,000) Bihar (780,000) Chhattisgarh (724,000) Telangana (591,000)
Maharashtra (454,000) Madhya Pradesh (332,000) Karnataka (268,000) Odisha (130,000)
Gujarat (115,000) Andhra Pradesh (102,000) West Bengal (89,000) Jharkhand (72,000)
Tamil Nadu (50,000) Uttarakhand (11,000) Goa (3,200) Assam (1,500)
Delhi (800) Tripura (600) Rajasthan (500) Kerala (300)
Total States on file:  24  (up to 20 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh (2,367,000) Bihar (780,000)
Chhattisgarh (724,000) Telangana (591,000)
Maharashtra (454,000) Madhya Pradesh (332,000)
Karnataka (268,000) Odisha (130,000)
Gujarat (115,000) Andhra Pradesh (102,000)
West Bengal (89,000) Jharkhand (72,000)
Tamil Nadu (50,000) Uttarakhand (11,000)
Goa (3,200) Assam (1,500)
Delhi (800) Tripura (600)
Rajasthan (500) Kerala (300)
Languages & Dialects on file:  38  (up to 20 largest shown)
Hindi (2,741,000) Telugu (841,000) Bhojpuri (683,000) Chhattisgarhi (485,000)
Kannada (294,000) Marathi (202,000) Maithili (150,000) Oriya (114,000)
Gujarati (107,000) Angika (98,000) Bengali (95,000) Khandesi (47,000)
Bagheli (45,000) Bundeli (28,000) Tamil (22,000) Awadhi (19,000)
Konkani (15,000) Konkani, Goan (12,000) Ahirani (9,700) Kanauji (9,700)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 2,741,000 Telugu 841,000
Bhojpuri 683,000 Chhattisgarhi 485,000
Kannada 294,000 Marathi 202,000
Maithili 150,000 Oriya 114,000
Gujarati 107,000 Angika 98,000
Bengali 95,000 Khandesi 47,000
Bagheli 45,000 Bundeli 28,000
Tamil 22,000 Awadhi 19,000
Konkani 15,000 Konkani, Goan 12,000
Ahirani 9,700 Kanauji 9,700
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Hindi Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
General Bible Visuals
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
General Ravi Zacharias
General Yeshu Samaj
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Hindi Holy Bible

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 %
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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