Bhar in India


Population
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 1,981,000
World Population 1,989,800
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 39
Alternate Names Bharat, Bharpatwa, Rajbhar, भर
People ID 16405
ROP3 Code 111553
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 12
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
1,781,000
Bihar
163,000
West Bengal
27,000
Jharkhand
5,400
Madhya Pradesh
3,700
Uttarakhand
500
Maharashtra
500
Chhattisgarh
200
Meghalaya
100
Andaman and Nicobar
70
Tripura
50
Odisha
40
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 12
  Uttar Pradesh 1,781,000
  Bihar 163,000
  West Bengal 27,000
  Jharkhand 5,400
  Madhya Pradesh 3,700
  Uttarakhand 500
  Maharashtra 500
  Chhattisgarh 200
  Meghalaya 100
  Andaman and Nicobar 70
  Tripura 50
  Odisha 40
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bhojpuri (1,169,000 speakers)
Language Code bho   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 10
Secondary Languages
Hindi
776,000
Bengali
13,000
Maithili
4,700
Awadhi
1,500
Bagheli
1,400
Magahi
1,000
Sadri
300
Garhwali
40
Chhattisgarhi
30
Other People Groups Speaking Bhojpuri
Primary Language Bhojpuri (1,169,000 speakers)
Language Code bho   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 10
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 776,000
  Bengali 13,000
  Maithili 4,700
  Awadhi 1,500
  Bagheli 1,400
  Magahi 1,000
  Sadri 300
  Garhwali 40
  Chhattisgarhi 30
People Groups Speaking Bhojpuri

Primary Language:  Bhojpuri

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1911-1982)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1998-2006)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go 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 OneHope resources for children and youth
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 %
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Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.


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