Bhoi (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
6,578,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
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 6,578,000
World Population 6,734,500
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
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
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 24
Largest States
(only 20 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh (2,459,000) Chhattisgarh (897,000) Bihar (790,000)
Telangana (624,000) Maharashtra (532,000) Madhya Pradesh (345,000)
Karnataka (320,000) Odisha (136,000) Gujarat (125,000)
Andhra Pradesh (110,000) West Bengal (92,000) Jharkhand (74,000)
Tamil Nadu (53,000) Uttarakhand (11,000) Assam (4,300)
Goa (3,300) Delhi (800) Tripura (700)
Rajasthan (500) Puducherry (300)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 24  (only 20 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh (2,459,000) Chhattisgarh (897,000)
Bihar (790,000) Telangana (624,000)
Maharashtra (532,000) Madhya Pradesh (345,000)
Karnataka (320,000) Odisha (136,000)
Gujarat (125,000) Andhra Pradesh (110,000)
West Bengal (92,000) Jharkhand (74,000)
Tamil Nadu (53,000) Uttarakhand (11,000)
Assam (4,300) Goa (3,300)
Delhi (800) Tripura (700)
Rajasthan (500) Puducherry (300)
Primary Language: Hindi (2,789,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: hin   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 38
Secondary Languages:
(only 20 largest shown)
Telugu (879,000) Bhojpuri (683,000) Chhattisgarhi (567,000)
Kannada (333,000) Marathi (245,000) Maithili (145,000)
Odia (114,000) Gujarati (111,000) Bengali (96,000)
Angika (96,000) Bagheli (45,000) Khandesi (45,000)
Bundeli (28,000) Tamil (22,000) Konkani (19,000)
Awadhi (19,000) Ahirani (9,900) Kanauji (9,700)
Konkani, Goan (8,200) Malvi (6,800)
Primary Language: Hindi (2,789,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 38
Secondary Languages: (only 20 largest shown)
Telugu (879,000) Bhojpuri (683,000)
Chhattisgarhi (567,000) Kannada (333,000)
Marathi (245,000) Maithili (145,000)
Odia (114,000) Gujarati (111,000)
Bengali (96,000) Angika (96,000)
Bagheli (45,000) Khandesi (45,000)
Bundeli (28,000) Tamil (22,000)
Konkani (19,000) Awadhi (19,000)
Ahirani (9,900) Kanauji (9,700)
Konkani, Goan (8,200) Malvi (6,800)
Primary Language: Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
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Possible Print Bibles
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Hindi Bible stories
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 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 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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