Bhoi, Hindu traditions in Nepal






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The Bhoi community is mainly a landowning one, but a few are landless. A Brahmin 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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Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-11-02
People Name General Bhoi, Hindu traditions
People Name in Country Bhoi, Hindu traditions
Population in Nepal 152,000
World Population 6,503,000
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 traditions
Ethnic Code CNN25g
People ID 16429
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file:  11  (up to 20 largest shown)
Janakpur (57,000) Lumbini (45,000) Kosi (28,000) Sagarmatha (16,000)
Narayani (4,400) Bheri (1,100) Mechi (900) Bagmati (500)
Seti (100) Gandaki (70) Rapti (10)
Total States on file:  11  (up to 20 largest shown)
Janakpur (57,000) Lumbini (45,000)
Kosi (28,000) Sagarmatha (16,000)
Narayani (4,400) Bheri (1,100)
Mechi (900) Bagmati (500)
Seti (100) Gandaki (70)
Rapti (10)
Languages & Dialects on file:  10  (up to 20 largest shown)
Maithili (98,000) Bhojpuri (37,000) Awadhi (14,000) Angika (2,300)
Magahi (1,900) Nepali (700) Hindi (600) Rajbanshi (50)
Bengali (50) Magar, Western
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Maithili 98,000 Bhojpuri 37,000
Awadhi 14,000 Angika 2,300
Magahi 1,900 Nepali 700
Hindi 600 Rajbanshi 50
Bengali 50 Magar, Western
For Primary Language: Maithili

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes
New Testament Yes   (2010)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible: jivən səndesh Text / Printed Matter
God's Story Video Film / Video
Got Questions Ministry General
Jesus Film: view in Maithili Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online Bible (Bibles India) Text / Printed Matter
Online Bible text (Scripture Earth) Text / Printed Matter
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Oral Bible stories in Maithili Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project) Film / Video
World Missionary Press Booklets Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
0.02 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.01 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
99.96 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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