Bhoyar in India

Joshua Project has identified the Bhoyar only in India






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Bhoyar are living mainly in the central provinces of India. Their work is agriculture by tradition. They are good at cultivation and sugar cane is what they grow the most.

The Bhoyar do not live away from the Indian central provinces and live in central regions such as Betul District and Chhindwara District. The Bhoyar say they are descended from the Panwar Rajputs who were protecting the city of Dhar in the past. The name Bhoyar comes from the word Bhor meaning morning. They were expelled from the caste by the Rajputs and went to the central provinces. They speak a form of the Malwi dialect of Rajputana which suggests that they are from the central parts of India.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Bhoyar have sub castes called the Dholewar, Panwari, Chaurasia and Daharia. The Panwars are thought to be the highest among them as they claim to have descended from the Panwar Rajputs. The Bhoyar have many exogamous groups (exogamous means marrying outside the group or clan).

With the Bhoyar, marriage in the same family group is not allowed and marriage with first cousins is also not permitted. Girls get married very young. Marriages usually take place in the month of Baisakh. Widows can marry again but they are expected to marry a widower rather than a single person.

Prayer Points

Pray that the Bhoyar instead of being religious will look to have a relationship with Jesus Christ.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

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People Name General Bhoyar
People Name in Country Bhoyar
Population in India 188,000
World Population 188,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Pawar
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Bhoyar
Ethnic Code CNN25g
People ID 16436
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:  4  (up to 20 largest shown)
Madhya Pradesh (120,000) Maharashtra (48,000) Chhattisgarh (19,000) Odisha (40)
Total States on file:  4  (up to 20 largest shown)
Madhya Pradesh (120,000) Maharashtra (48,000)
Chhattisgarh (19,000) Odisha (40)
Languages & Dialects on file:  5  (up to 20 largest shown)
Hindi (118,000) Marathi (41,000) Malvi: Bhoyari (21,000) Chhattisgarhi (4,200)
Oriya (30)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 118,000 Marathi 41,000
Malvi: Bhoyari 21,000 Chhattisgarhi 4,200
Oriya 30
For Primary Language: 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, JF Project) 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
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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
100.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

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