Bhuiya in India

Population

1,969,000

Christian

0.11%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Joshua Project


Introduction

The Bhuiya, a Scheduled Caste, are mainly landless, but a few possess cultivable land. They depend mostly on daily-wage labor, rickshaw-pulling, brick-laying, etc. Their pantheon includes a large number of deities, such as Dihwal, Gorraiyya and Bir Bhairon. Their literacy rate is 4.3%, 1981 census.


Ministry Obstacles

The Bhuiya community speaks well over 30 languages. Evangelistic and church planting outreaches need to accommodate the linguistic subdivisions within the community.


Outreach Ideas

A very low literacy rate requires taking the Gospel of Christ to these people primarily in oral form, using stories from Scripture, as well as Gospel recordings and films, and other visual/oral means.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray for the handful of Christians among the Bhuiya community, that they will desire to grow in Christ, to become disciples, not merely Christians in name only. Pray they will put on the full armor of God, including the shield of faith.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for the Bhuiya community to be able to care for their families, and for schools to be available to their children. Pray they will make schooling a high priority.

Profile Source: Joshua Project

People Name General Bhuiya
People Name in Country Bhuiya
Population in India 1,969,000
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Baiga, Bhumia, Bhumiya, Roy
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Name General Bhuiya
Ethnic Code CNN25c
Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi (698,000) Magahi (606,000) Oriya (338,000) Bengali (184,000)
Bhojpuri (149,000) Chhattisgarhi (11,000) Sadri (6,700) Surgujia (2,400)
Maithili (2,100) Santhali (1,600) Pengo (1,100) Degaru (1,000)
Bhatri (1,000) Mundari (900) Kanauji (800) Mal Paharia (700)
Halbi (500) Kumaoni (400) Kurux (300) Panjabi, Eastern (300)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 698,000 Magahi 606,000
Oriya 338,000 Bengali 184,000
Bhojpuri 149,000 Chhattisgarhi 11,000
Sadri 6,700 Surgujia 2,400
Maithili 2,100 Santhali 1,600
Pengo 1,100 Degaru 1,000
Bhatri 1,000 Mundari 900
Kanauji 800 Mal Paharia 700
Halbi 500 Kumaoni 400
Kurux 300 Panjabi, Eastern 300
Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.11%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
99.62%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.27%
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