Bhoi (Hindu traditions) in Nepal


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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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Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-11-02
People Name General Bhoi (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Bhoi (Hindu traditions)
Population in Nepal 150,000
World Population 6,544,500
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
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
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 25  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 11
Largest States
Janakpur
56,000
Lumbini
45,000
Kosi
27,000
Sagarmatha
15,000
Narayani
4,300
Bheri
1,100
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
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 25  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 11
  Janakpur 56,000
  Lumbini 45,000
  Kosi 27,000
  Sagarmatha 15,000
  Narayani 4,300
  Bheri 1,100
  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
Language 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
Rangpuri
50
Bengali
50
Other 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
  Rangpuri 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 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 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 OneHope resources for children and youth
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
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
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 Nepal census data.  Current values may differ.


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