Bodo in India



Population

1,840,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

The Bodo are a people mostly living in Assam in India, mainly in the north region of the Brahmaputra River Valley. They also live in Bangladesh. The Bodo are wanting to be a self-ruling state and this has been and is causing disputes and much trouble as a result.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Bodo speak in a Tibeto-Burmese language and they read and write in Devanagari. They eat rice and fish and pork. They like to drink rice wine. The Bodo like to dance. The Bodo do weaving and also make bamboo items. Many are farmers. They have many tribes and were once dominant in Assam.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Some of the Bodo follow Brahmoism which is a Hindu reform movement. Amongst the Bodo there are Christians too. Some of the Bodo follow Bathouism in which they worship ancestors. They believe that people come from a mixture of sky, earth, air, water and fire. They like to worship near home or in a courtyard. Betel leaves and rice are used for example as offerings. Their most important festival is called Kherai Puja and the altar is put in a rice field. Bathoubwrai is the main deity in Bathouism.


Prayer Points

* Pray that Christian materials will bring the Bodo to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that the Christians among them will lead the other Bodo to Salvation.
* Pray that the disputes and trouble regards self-governing will come to an end
and that a just solution will be found.

References

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/71068/Bodo
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/bodo_people


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Bodo
People Name in Country Bodo
Population in India 1,840,000
World Population 1,876,000
Countries 3
Progress Scale 2.1
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Baro, Bodi, Bodo Kacari, Boro, Boro Kachari, Dimafisia, Kachari, Koirat, Mache, Mech
Affinity Bloc Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster Garo-Tripuri
People Name General Bodo
Ethnic Code MSY50s
People ID 16492
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:  15  (up to 20 largest shown)
Assam (1,763,000) West Bengal (33,000) Arunachal Pradesh (25,000) Nagaland (13,000)
Meghalaya (4,200) Manipur (200) Mizoram (200) Delhi (200)
Telangana (80) Punjab (80) Andaman and Nicobar (50) Gujarat (40)
Chandigarh (10) Maharashtra (10) Rajasthan (0)
Total States on file:  15  (up to 20 largest shown)
Assam (1,763,000) West Bengal (33,000)
Arunachal Pradesh (25,000) Nagaland (13,000)
Meghalaya (4,200) Manipur (200)
Mizoram (200) Delhi (200)
Telangana (80) Punjab (80)
Andaman and Nicobar (50) Gujarat (40)
Chandigarh (10) Maharashtra (10)
Rajasthan (0)
Languages & Dialects on file:  54  (up to 20 largest shown)
Bodo (1,570,000) Assamese (117,000) Bengali (21,000) Kachari (12,000)
Hindi (1,600) Mising (600) Garo (600) Naga, Ao (600)
Santhali (400) Khasi (300) Adi (200) Nepali (200)
Deori (200) Marathi (100) Chin, Thado (100) Kurux (100)
English (100) Karbi (100) Malayalam (100) Munda (100)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bodo 1,570,000 Assamese 117,000
Bengali 21,000 Kachari 12,000
Hindi 1,600 Mising 600
Garo 600 Naga, Ao 600
Santhali 400 Khasi 300
Adi 200 Nepali 200
Deori 200 Marathi 100
Chin, Thado 100 Kurux 100
English 100 Karbi 100
Malayalam 100 Munda 100
For Primary Language: Bodo

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1906-1961)
New Testament Yes   (1938-1991)
Complete Bible Yes   (1981)
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
God's Story Video Film / Video
Got Questions Ministry General
Jesus Film: view in Bodo Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.12 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
9.70 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
90.06 %
Islam
0.03 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.09 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source: Rev. T. Kampu  
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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