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 5,893,000
Population all Countries 6,050,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 118
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
2,446,000
Chhattisgarh
872,000
Bihar
758,000
Telangana
607,000
Maharashtra
548,000
Madhya Pradesh
339,000
Karnataka
328,000
Andhra Pradesh
119,000
Gujarat
118,000
West Bengal
86,000
Odisha
83,000
Jharkhand
78,000
Tamil Nadu
46,000
Uttarakhand
11,000
Assam
4,500
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
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 2,446,000
  Chhattisgarh 872,000
  Bihar 758,000
  Telangana 607,000
  Maharashtra 548,000
  Madhya Pradesh 339,000
  Karnataka 328,000
  Andhra Pradesh 119,000
  Gujarat 118,000
  West Bengal 86,000
  Odisha 83,000
  Jharkhand 78,000
  Tamil Nadu 46,000
  Uttarakhand 11,000
  Assam 4,500
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (2,810,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 31
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Telugu
935,000
Bhojpuri
709,000
Chhattisgarhi
543,000
Kannada
343,000
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 (2,810,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 31
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Telugu 935,000
  Bhojpuri 709,000
  Chhattisgarhi 543,000
  Kannada 343,000
  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  (1835-2019)
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
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / Video Coconuts
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
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  
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