Bhoi (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
6,332,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

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

Workers are needed. Jesus said to pray for workers, for the harvest is ripe.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

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 for the Entire People Group

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.


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Global Prayer Digest: 2008-10-08
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-08-04
People Name General Bhoi (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Bhoi (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 6,332,000
World Population 6,487,400
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 126
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
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
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Group Bhoi (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code CNN25g
Total Subgroups on file 44
Largest Subgroups
(only 15 largest shown)
Mallah Mewat
560,000
Manjhi
73,000
Ghogha
68,000
Batham
66,000
Hatkar
37,000
Agarwal
32,000
Mahishya
21,000
Gunlodu
18,000
Das Kaibartta
11,000
Machinde
5,600
Mallah
5,400
Parkitiwaru
5,000
Palwar
4,700
Gingra
2,900
Mahratta
2,400
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Group Bhoi (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code CNN25g
Total Subgroups 44 (only 15 largest shown)
  Mallah Mewat 560,000
  Manjhi 73,000
  Ghogha 68,000
  Batham 66,000
  Hatkar 37,000
  Agarwal 32,000
  Mahishya 21,000
  Gunlodu 18,000
  Das Kaibartta 11,000
  Machinde 5,600
  Mallah 5,400
  Parkitiwaru 5,000
  Palwar 4,700
  Gingra 2,900
  Mahratta 2,400
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 24
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh
2,377,000
Chhattisgarh
860,000
Bihar
751,000
Telangana
587,000
Maharashtra
512,000
Madhya Pradesh
335,000
Karnataka
319,000
Odisha
134,000
Gujarat
120,000
Andhra Pradesh
106,000
West Bengal
88,000
Jharkhand
71,000
Tamil Nadu
51,000
Uttarakhand
11,000
Assam
4,000
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 24  (only 20 largest shown)
  Uttar Pradesh 2,377,000
  Chhattisgarh 860,000
  Bihar 751,000
  Telangana 587,000
  Maharashtra 512,000
  Madhya Pradesh 335,000
  Karnataka 319,000
  Odisha 134,000
  Gujarat 120,000
  Andhra Pradesh 106,000
  West Bengal 88,000
  Jharkhand 71,000
  Tamil Nadu 51,000
  Uttarakhand 11,000
  Assam 4,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (2,805,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 35
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Telugu
878,000
Bhojpuri
688,000
Chhattisgarhi
567,000
Kannada
340,000
Marathi
246,000
Maithili
145,000
Odia
116,000
Gujarati
111,000
Angika
97,000
Bengali
94,000
Bagheli
45,000
Khandesi
45,000
Bundeli
28,000
Tamil
21,000
Konkani
19,000
Other People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (2,805,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 35
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Telugu 878,000
  Bhojpuri 688,000
  Chhattisgarhi 567,000
  Kannada 340,000
  Marathi 246,000
  Maithili 145,000
  Odia 116,000
  Gujarati 111,000
  Angika 97,000
  Bengali 94,000
  Bagheli 45,000
  Khandesi 45,000
  Bundeli 28,000
  Tamil 21,000
  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  (1818-2000)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text 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 Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video A Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Aasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Coconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Haqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
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 Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
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 Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
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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