Bhar in India


Population
1,823,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

Many centuries ago, the Bhar community was deposed by the invading Rajput and Muslims. Their struggle with the Rajput and Muslim invaders continued for about two hundred years, at the end of which Ibrahim Shah Waarli of Jaunpur killed the last Bhar ruler. Child marriages are prevalent; however, the trend towards adult marriage is increasing. Agriculture is the main occupation of the Bhar, and they usually work as laborers in fields owned by the Muslims, Thakur and Yadav. They are Hindu and worship deities like Deeh Baba and Burhao Baba.


Ministry Obstacles

The Bhar culture is that of worshiping the spirits of created things, not the Creator God. Distinction must be made between what is created, and the One who created.


Outreach Ideas

There are many good resource materials available in the primary language of the Bhar people, but workers are needed. Pray for workers for the harvest, which is ripening.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There may be no followers of Christ among the Bhar community today, but pray for the ones that will soon place their trust in Christ. They will need prayer support. Pray they will learn to speak to one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. Pray for access to Scripture in printed and recorded forms.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for each individual in the Bhar community to have a minimum of one opportunity to hear of Jesus accurately, in his or her mother tongue. Also pray for the Bhar to make schooling a priority for their children, and for good schools to be available.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-08-12
People Name General Bhar
People Name in Country Bhar
Population in India 1,823,000
World Population 1,831,700
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 37 to 42
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Bharat, Bharpatwa, Rajbhar, भर
People ID 16405
ROP3 Code 111553
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 11
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
(1,616,000)
Bihar
(169,000)
West Bengal
(28,000)
Jharkhand
(4,900)
Madhya Pradesh
(3,800)
Maharashtra
(500)
Uttarakhand
(500)
Chhattisgarh
(200)
Andaman and Nicobar
(70)
Tripura
(50)
Odisha
(40)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 11
  Uttar Pradesh (1,616,000)
  Bihar (169,000)
  West Bengal (28,000)
  Jharkhand (4,900)
  Madhya Pradesh (3,800)
  Maharashtra (500)
  Uttarakhand (500)
  Chhattisgarh (200)
  Andaman and Nicobar (70)
  Tripura (50)
  Odisha (40)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bhojpuri (1,164,000 speakers)
Language Code bho   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 10
Secondary Languages
Hindi
(767,000)
Bengali
(13,000)
Maithili
(4,600)
Awadhi
(1,500)
Bagheli
(1,400)
Magahi
(1,000)
Sadri
(200)
Garhwali
(40)
Chhattisgarhi
(30)
People Groups Speaking Bhojpuri
Primary Language Bhojpuri (1,164,000 speakers)
Language Code bho   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 10
Secondary Languages
  Hindi (767,000)
  Bengali (13,000)
  Maithili (4,600)
  Awadhi (1,500)
  Bagheli (1,400)
  Magahi (1,000)
  Sadri (200)
  Garhwali (40)
  Chhattisgarhi (30)
People Groups Speaking Bhojpuri

Primary Language:  Bhojpuri

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1911-1982)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1999-2006)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Bhojpuri
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bhojpuri
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source India Missions Association   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
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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