Bhuiya in India


Population
2,020,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

The Bhuiya, a Scheduled Caste, are mainly landless, but a few possess cultivable land. They depend mostly on daily-wage labor, rickshaw-pulling, brick-laying, etc. Their pantheon includes a large number of deities, such as Dihwal, Gorraiyya and Bir Bhairon. Their literacy rate is 4.3%, 1981 census.


Ministry Obstacles

The Bhuiya community speaks well over 30 languages. Evangelistic and church planting outreaches need to accommodate the linguistic subdivisions within the community.


Outreach Ideas

A very low literacy rate requires taking the Gospel of Christ to these people primarily in oral form, using stories from Scripture, as well as Gospel recordings and films, and other visual/oral means.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray for the handful of Christians among the Bhuiya community, that they will desire to grow in Christ, to become disciples, not merely Christians in name only. Pray they will put on the full armor of God, including the shield of faith.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for the Bhuiya community to be able to care for their families, and for schools to be available to their children. Pray they will make schooling a high priority.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Bhuiya
People Name in Country Bhuiya
Population in India 2,020,000
World Population 2,033,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 41 to 46
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Baiga, Bhumia, Bhumiya, Des Bhuiya, Kadar, Mal Bhuiya, Manjhi, Paudi Bhytan, Pauri, Rikhiasan, Roy, भुईया
People ID 16452
ROP3 Code 111613
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 13
Largest States
Jharkhand
(793,000)
Bihar
(651,000)
Odisha
(358,000)
West Bengal
(177,000)
Uttar Pradesh
(22,000)
Chhattisgarh
(13,000)
Tripura
(3,700)
Uttarakhand
(1,000)
Andaman and Nicobar
(500)
Madhya Pradesh
(500)
Delhi
(300)
Sikkim
(200)
Maharashtra
(100)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 13
  Jharkhand (793,000)
  Bihar (651,000)
  Odisha (358,000)
  West Bengal (177,000)
  Uttar Pradesh (22,000)
  Chhattisgarh (13,000)
  Tripura (3,700)
  Uttarakhand (1,000)
  Andaman and Nicobar (500)
  Madhya Pradesh (500)
  Delhi (300)
  Sikkim (200)
  Maharashtra (100)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (692,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 38
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Magahi
(604,000)
Odia
(338,000)
Bengali
(184,000)
Bhojpuri
(149,000)
Powari
(13,000)
Chhattisgarhi
(12,000)
Sadri
(6,400)
Maithili
(2,100)
Santhali
(1,500)
Degaru
(1,000)
Kanauji
(800)
Mundari
(800)
Halbi
(400)
Mal Paharia
(400)
Kumaoni
(400)
People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (692,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 38
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Magahi (604,000)
  Odia (338,000)
  Bengali (184,000)
  Bhojpuri (149,000)
  Powari (13,000)
  Chhattisgarhi (12,000)
  Sadri (6,400)
  Maithili (2,100)
  Santhali (1,500)
  Degaru (1,000)
  Kanauji (800)
  Mundari (800)
  Halbi (400)
  Mal Paharia (400)
  Kumaoni (400)
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 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 Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.05 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.16 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.59 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
Unknown
Other / Small
0.02 %
Unknown
0.18 %
Photo Source Isudas   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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