Bhoi (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction

The Bhoi community is mainly a landowning one, but a few are landless. A Brahmin priest officiates at marriages. At the wedding, the bride and groom walk around the fire seven times. They work in temples and are therefore accorded a high status in society. Every house has an altar to Manasamata. Beside this, there are images of Khandoba and a few other gods and goddesses. Every family has a number of deities.


Ministry Obstacles

Nominal Christians who don't truly follow Christ's teachings may be an impediment to the Bhoi. Pray they will be able to see that there is a difference between disciples of Christ and those who are Christian only in name.


Outreach Ideas

Ask God to deliver families and communities within the Bhoi people from fears that hinder them from embracing His blessings.


Prayer Focus

There may be no followers of Jesus among the Hindu Bhoi community at present, but pray for the ones that will soon be found. Pray they will be zealous to learn of Christ and follow him. Pray they will keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. Pray that the Bhoi community will be able to care adequately for their families. Pray they will make schooling a priority for their children, so the children will be equipped to live in modern times.


Scripture Prayers for the Bhoi (Hindu traditions) in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-10-08
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-08-04
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-05-17
People Name General Bhoi (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Bhoi (Hindu traditions)
Pronunciation boh-EE
Population this Country 6,411,000
Population all Countries 6,568,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 128
Alternate Names Basuri; Bhoiraj; Bhoiraja; Boya Bestha; Chotra Bansi; Dhimal; Dhunar; Esta; Jalcatri; Jalia; Jele; Kahar; Kaibartya; Kamti; Keot; Keuta; Kewar; Kewat; Mallah; Palwar; Parivarutta; Parkar; Paschimma Jaat; Raghuvanshi; Shilpakar; Shilpkar; Siviyar; Toreya; Zinga; भोइ (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16429
ROP3 Code 111580
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 24
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh
2,422,000
Chhattisgarh
866,000
Bihar
753,000
Telangana
609,000
Maharashtra
544,000
Madhya Pradesh
337,000
Karnataka
326,000
Andhra Pradesh
118,000
Gujarat
118,000
West Bengal
85,000
Odisha
82,000
Jharkhand
78,000
Tamil Nadu
52,000
Uttarakhand
11,000
Assam
4,500
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 24  (only 20 largest shown)
  Uttar Pradesh 2,422,000
  Chhattisgarh 866,000
  Bihar 753,000
  Telangana 609,000
  Maharashtra 544,000
  Madhya Pradesh 337,000
  Karnataka 326,000
  Andhra Pradesh 118,000
  Gujarat 118,000
  West Bengal 85,000
  Odisha 82,000
  Jharkhand 78,000
  Tamil Nadu 52,000
  Uttarakhand 11,000
  Assam 4,500
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (2,808,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 31
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Telugu
910,000
Bhojpuri
704,000
Chhattisgarhi
543,000
Kannada
339,000
Marathi
274,000
Maithili
182,000
Gujarati
109,000
Angika
96,000
Bengali
92,000
Odia
74,000
Bagheli
47,000
Khandesi
45,000
Bundeli
28,000
Tamil
20,000
Konkani
19,000
Primary Language Hindi (2,808,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 31
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Telugu 910,000
  Bhojpuri 704,000
  Chhattisgarhi 543,000
  Kannada 339,000
  Marathi 274,000
  Maithili 182,000
  Gujarati 109,000
  Angika 96,000
  Bengali 92,000
  Odia 74,000
  Bagheli 47,000
  Khandesi 45,000
  Bundeli 28,000
  Tamil 20,000
  Konkani 19,000
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1835-2012)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Hindi
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / Video Coconuts
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
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)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.03 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.96 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
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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


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