Bhoi (Hindu traditions) in Nepal


Population
148,000
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: 2013-11-02
People Name General Bhoi (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Bhoi (Hindu traditions)
Population in Nepal 148,000
World Population 6,725,500
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 3 to 4
Progress Scale 1
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 Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file 11
Largest States
Janakpur
(55,000)
Lumbini
(44,000)
Kosi
(27,000)
Sagarmatha
(15,000)
Narayani
(4,300)
Bheri
(1,000)
Mechi
(900)
Bagmati
(500)
Seti
(100)
Gandaki
(70)
Rapti
(10)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States 11
  Janakpur (55,000)
  Lumbini (44,000)
  Kosi (27,000)
  Sagarmatha (15,000)
  Narayani (4,300)
  Bheri (1,000)
  Mechi (900)
  Bagmati (500)
  Seti (100)
  Gandaki (70)
  Rapti (10)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Maithili (98,000 speakers)
Language Code mai   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
Bhojpuri
(37,000)
Awadhi
(14,000)
Angika
(2,300)
Magahi
(1,900)
Nepali
(700)
Hindi
(600)
Rajbanshi
(50)
Bengali
(50)
People Groups Speaking Maithili
Primary Language Maithili (98,000 speakers)
Language Code mai   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
  Bhojpuri (37,000)
  Awadhi (14,000)
  Angika (2,300)
  Magahi (1,900)
  Nepali (700)
  Hindi (600)
  Rajbanshi (50)
  Bengali (50)
People Groups Speaking Maithili

Primary Language:  Maithili

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes
Bible-New Testament Yes   (2010)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text 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 Oral Bible stories in Maithili
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Good News (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Maithili
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible: jivən səndesh
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.02 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.01 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.96 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
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 Nepal census data.  Current values may differ.


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