Bhuiya in India

Population

1,957,000

Christian

0.11%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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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.

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Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country
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People Name General Bhuiya
People Name in Country Bhuiya
ROP3 Code 111613
Joshua Project People ID 16452
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 1,957,000
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Baiga, Bhumia, Bhumiya, Roy,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 697,647 Magahi 606,112 Oriya 337,698 Bengali 184,222
Bhojpuri 148,650 Chhattisgarhi 13,835 Sadri 6,650 Maithili 2,110
Santhali 1,627 Pengo 1,104 Degaru 990 Bhatri 965
Mundari 932 Kanauji 790 Mal Paharia 740 Halbi 466
Kumaoni 389 Kurux 317 Panjabi, Eastern 314 Savara 275
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Name General Bhuiya
Ethnic Code CNN25c
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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%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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