Bhoyar in India

The Bhoyar have only been reported in India
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Introduction / History

The name Bhoyar comes from the word "bhor" meaning "morning." Bhoyar people have sub castes called Dholewar, Panwari, Chaurasia, and Daharia. The Panwari are thought to be the highest among them because they claim to have descended from the Panwar Rajputs who protected the city of Dhar in the past. They were expelled from the caste by the Rajputs and went to the central provinces.


Where Are they Located?

Bhoyar people live mainly in the central provinces of India. They live in central regions such as Betul District and Chhindwara District.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They are farmers by tradition. They cultivate mainly sugarcane.

They speak a form of the Malwi dialect of Rajputana, and Hindi.

Marriage is only within the same family group; they don't even allow for first cousins to marry. Boyar girls get married very young. Widows can marry again, but they are expected to marry a widower rather than a single person.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Their religion is Hinduism.


What Are Their Needs?

Servants need to reach out to Bhoyar people with Hindi written, audio, and visual resources. These materials exist, but these people for whom Christ gave His life remain unreached.

They need to understand that the gods they worship cannot give them eternal life, nor can they correct their sin problems.


Prayer Points

* Pray that instead of being "religious" the Bhoyar will desire a relationship with Jesus Christ.
* Pray for God's blessing, strengthening and healing of families and communities within the Bhoyar community through the abundant life and love Jesus offers to all nations.
* Pray for deliverance from the fear that hinders God's blessing from multiplying through Bhoyar families and communities.
* Pray that spiritual barriers will be broken from within this Hindu people.
* Pray for an unstoppable church planting movement within Bhoyar communities.


References

www.indianetzone.com/50/bhoyar_caste.htm


Profile Source:   Karen Hightower  

People Name General Bhoyar
People Name in Country Bhoyar
World Population 193,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 4
Alternate Names Pawar, भोयर
People ID 16436
ROP3 Code 111587
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 4
Largest States
Madhya Pradesh
115,000
Maharashtra
60,000
Chhattisgarh
18,000
Odisha
40
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 4
  Madhya Pradesh 115,000
  Maharashtra 60,000
  Chhattisgarh 18,000
  Odisha 40
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (116,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language 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)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Marathi 51,000
  Malvi: Bhoyari 22,000
  Chhattisgarhi 4,600
  Odia 30
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
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
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 Father's 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 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 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Karen Hightower  
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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