Bhuiya in India






Largest Religion

Main Language


A Pilgrimage

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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 2,060,000
World Population 2,073,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Baiga, Bhumia, Bhumiya, Des Bhuiya, Kadar, Mal Bhuiya, Manjhi, Paudi Bhytan, Pauri, Rikhiasan, Roy
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Name General Bhuiya
Ethnic Code CNN25c
People ID 16452
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:  13  (up to 20 largest shown)
Jharkhand (812,000) Bihar (659,000) Odisha (366,000) West Bengal (180,000)
Uttar Pradesh (22,000) Chhattisgarh (14,000) Tripura (3,700) Uttarakhand (1,000)
Andaman and Nicobar (500) Madhya Pradesh (500) Delhi (200) Maharashtra (100)
Sikkim (100)
Total States on file:  13  (up to 20 largest shown)
Jharkhand (812,000) Bihar (659,000)
Odisha (366,000) West Bengal (180,000)
Uttar Pradesh (22,000) Chhattisgarh (14,000)
Tripura (3,700) Uttarakhand (1,000)
Andaman and Nicobar (500) Madhya Pradesh (500)
Delhi (200) Maharashtra (100)
Sikkim (100)
Languages & Dialects on file:  39  (up to 20 largest shown)
Hindi (698,000) Magahi (606,000) Oriya (338,000) Bengali (183,000)
Bhojpuri (149,000) Chhattisgarhi (14,000) Powari (11,000) Sadri (6,700)
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 183,000
Bhojpuri 149,000 Chhattisgarhi 14,000
Powari 11,000 Sadri 6,700
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
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
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.11 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
99.62 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.27 %

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: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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