Bhulia in India

Joshua Project has identified the Bhulia only in India
Population
152,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Bhulia are a caste of weavers who live mostly in Orissa in India. They are also known as Bholia, Bhoriya, Bholwa, Mehar and Mihir. They speak in Hindi. One legend says that the Bhulia migrated to Orissa with the first Chauhan Raja of Patna. It is thought they may belong to a north Indian caste who do not know their origin.

The Bhulia have a good position with the weaver caste. They have no sub castes. In Kalahandi one part is Sanpara Bhulias. They have two gotras (clans) who do not influence their marriages. There are several exogamous groups known as Vansa. This means they choose partners from outside their Vansa. The names of these Vansas come from villages, titles or nicknames. The territory names of the sub castes of Bhulias come from the villages where they live at the present time.

Marriage with the same exogamous group is not allowed. They have customs for their weddings. The bridegroom is expected to carry the bride seven times around the sacrificial fire in a basket. If he cannot, the grandfather of the bride carries them both. The married couple go back to the village after the wedding ceremony. Divorce is allowed and widows can marry again. The Bhulia eat meat and drink alcohol.

The Koshtas of Chhattisgarh have a sub caste called Bhoriya which is one of the alternative names of the Bhulia. The Bhulias have the same position as the Koshtas.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Bhulia are Hindu by religion.


References

www.indianetzone.com/50/bhulia_caste.htm


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2016-09-22
People Name General Bhulia
People Name in Country Bhulia
Population in India 152,000
World Population 152,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 4 to 5
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Bholia, Bholwa, Bhoriya, Bhul, Meher, Mihir, भूलिया
People ID 16419
ROP3 Code 111570
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 5
Largest States
Odisha
(116,000)
Chhattisgarh
(35,000)
Uttar Pradesh
(400)
Maharashtra
(100)
Delhi
(90)
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 5
  Odisha (116,000)
  Chhattisgarh (35,000)
  Uttar Pradesh (400)
  Maharashtra (100)
  Delhi (90)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Odia (119,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
Chhattisgarhi
(19,000)
Hindi
(5,200)
Kui
(800)
Munda
(600)
Pengo
(80)
Bodo Parja
(70)
Santhali
(70)
Ho
(40)
People Groups Speaking Odia
Primary Language Odia (119,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
  Chhattisgarhi (19,000)
  Hindi (5,200)
  Kui (800)
  Munda (600)
  Pengo (80)
  Bodo Parja (70)
  Santhali (70)
  Ho (40)
People Groups Speaking Odia

Primary Language:  Odia

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1811-1956)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1809-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1815-2004)
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 Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Odia
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
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 %
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


Copyright © 2017 Joshua Project.  A ministry of Frontier Ventures.