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.
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.
Pray that the Bhoyar instead of being religious will look to have a relationship with Jesus Christ.
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|Persecution Rank||15 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||4|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Hindi (116,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||hin Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|People Groups||Speaking Hindi|
Primary Language: Hindi
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|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1811-1998)|
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|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||Rivka (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|Film / Video||Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)|