Bhuiya in India






Largest Religion

Main Language



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
World Population 1,982,000
Countries 2
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
People ID 16452
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  13  (up to 20 largest shown)
Jharkhand (800,000) Bihar (649,000) Odisha (361,000) West Bengal (177,000)
Uttar Pradesh (22,000) Chhattisgarh (13,000) Tripura (4,700) Uttarakhand (1,000)
Andaman and Nicobar (500) Madhya Pradesh (500) Delhi (200) Maharashtra (100)
Sikkim (20)
Total States on file:  13  (up to 20 largest shown)
Jharkhand (800,000) Bihar (649,000)
Odisha (361,000) West Bengal (177,000)
Uttar Pradesh (22,000) Chhattisgarh (13,000)
Tripura (4,700) Uttarakhand (1,000)
Andaman and Nicobar (500) Madhya Pradesh (500)
Delhi (200) Maharashtra (100)
Sikkim (20)
Languages & Dialects on file:  38  (up to 20 largest shown)
Hindi (698,000) Magahi (606,000) Oriya (338,000) Bengali (184,000)
Bhojpuri (149,000) Chhattisgarhi (14,000) 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) Savara (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 14,000
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 Savara 300
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Hindi Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
General Bible Visuals
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
General Ravi Zacharias
General Yeshu Samaj
Printed Matter Christ for the Nations
Scripture Bibles, Bible League

Major Religion Percent
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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.11 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
99.62 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.27 %
Photo Source: Isudas   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
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