Bhoi, Hindu in Nepal







Largest Religion

Main Language


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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.

Profile Source: Joshua Project

People Name General Bhoi, Hindu
People Name in Country Bhoi, Hindu
Population in Nepal 153,000
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bhoiraj, Boya Bestha, Chotra Bansi, Dhimal, Kahar, Kamti, Keot, Keuta, Kewar, Kewat, Mallah, Palwar, Parivarutta, Parkar, Raghuvanshi, Siviyar, Toreya, Zinga
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Bhoi, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25g
Country Nepal
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Maithili (82,000) Bhojpuri (39,000) Nepali (32,000) Magar, Eastern (5,600)
Hindi (2,900) Awadhi (2,200) Bantawa (1,800) Rajbanshi (900)
Angika (400) Chamling (100) Bengali (100) Magar, Western (Unknown)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Maithili 82,000 Bhojpuri 39,000
Nepali 32,000 Magar, Eastern 5,600
Hindi 2,900 Awadhi 2,200
Bantawa 1,800 Rajbanshi 900
Angika 400 Chamling 100
Bengali 100 Magar, Western 0
Largest Religion Hinduism
0.02%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
Other / Small
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