Bhoyar in India

Joshua Project has identified the Bhoyar only in India
Population
201,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Bhoyar are living mainly in the central provinces of India. Their work is agriculture by tradition. They are good at cultivation and sugar cane is what they grow the most.

The Bhoyar do not live away from the Indian central provinces and live in central regions such as Betul District and Chhindwara District. The Bhoyar say they are descended from the Panwar Rajputs who were protecting the city of Dhar in the past. The name Bhoyar comes from the word Bhor meaning morning. They were expelled from the caste by the Rajputs and went to the central provinces. They speak a form of the Malwi dialect of Rajputana which suggests that they are from the central parts of India.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Bhoyar have sub castes called the Dholewar, Panwari, Chaurasia and Daharia. The Panwars are thought to be the highest among them as they claim to have descended from the Panwar Rajputs. The Bhoyar have many exogamous groups (exogamous means marrying outside the group or clan).

With the Bhoyar, marriage in the same family group is not allowed and marriage with first cousins is also not permitted. Girls get married very young. Marriages usually take place in the month of Baisakh. Widows can marry again but they are expected to marry a widower rather than a single person.


Prayer Points

Pray that the Bhoyar instead of being religious will look to have a relationship with Jesus Christ.


References

www.indianetzone.com/50/bhoyar_caste.htm


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Bhoyar
People Name in Country Bhoyar
Population in India 201,000
World Population 201,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Pawar, भोयर
People ID 16436
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: 4
Largest States
Madhya Pradesh (119,000) Maharashtra (63,000) Chhattisgarh (19,000)
Odisha (40)
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: 4
Madhya Pradesh (119,000) Maharashtra (63,000)
Chhattisgarh (19,000) Odisha (40)
Primary Language: Hindi (116,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: hin   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 5
Secondary Languages:
Marathi (51,000) Malvi: Bhoyari (22,000) Chhattisgarhi (4,600)
Odia (30)
Primary Language: Hindi (116,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 5
Secondary Languages:
Marathi (51,000) Malvi: Bhoyari (22,000)
Chhattisgarhi (4,600) Odia (30)
Primary Language: Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
Audio Bible 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 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 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 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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