Bhuiya in India


Population
1,962,000
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 1,962,000
World Population 1,975,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 39
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
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Group Bhuiya
Ethnic Code CNN25c
Total Subgroups on file 14
Largest Subgroups
Santar
92,000
Bhogta
91,000
Dharwar
91,000
Tiruar
91,000
Mahatwar
90,000
Khandait
26,000
Parja
26,000
Pauri
22,000
Rajkoli
22,000
Paudi
19,000
Katra
7,500
Roy
7,500
Thakur
5,200
Musahar
4,200
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Group Bhuiya
Ethnic Code CNN25c
Total Subgroups 14
  Santar 92,000
  Bhogta 91,000
  Dharwar 91,000
  Tiruar 91,000
  Mahatwar 90,000
  Khandait 26,000
  Parja 26,000
  Pauri 22,000
  Rajkoli 22,000
  Paudi 19,000
  Katra 7,500
  Roy 7,500
  Thakur 5,200
  Musahar 4,200
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 13
Largest States
Jharkhand
785,000
Bihar
647,000
Odisha
313,000
West Bengal
176,000
Uttar Pradesh
22,000
Chhattisgarh
13,000
Tripura
3,700
Uttarakhand
900
Andaman and Nicobar
500
Madhya Pradesh
500
Delhi
200
Sikkim
200
Maharashtra
100
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 13
  Jharkhand 785,000
  Bihar 647,000
  Odisha 313,000
  West Bengal 176,000
  Uttar Pradesh 22,000
  Chhattisgarh 13,000
  Tripura 3,700
  Uttarakhand 900
  Andaman and Nicobar 500
  Madhya Pradesh 500
  Delhi 200
  Sikkim 200
  Maharashtra 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (693,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 32
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Magahi
602,000
Odia
305,000
Bengali
182,000
Bhojpuri
149,000
Powari
13,000
Chhattisgarhi
11,000
Sadri
6,400
Maithili
2,300
Santhali
1,200
Degaru
1,000
Kanauji
800
Mundari
700
Halbi
400
Mal Paharia
400
Kumaoni
400
Other People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (693,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 32
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Magahi 602,000
  Odia 305,000
  Bengali 182,000
  Bhojpuri 149,000
  Powari 13,000
  Chhattisgarhi 11,000
  Sadri 6,400
  Maithili 2,300
  Santhali 1,200
  Degaru 1,000
  Kanauji 800
  Mundari 700
  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 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 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)
Film / Video The Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.05 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.18 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.57 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.02 %
Unknown
0.18 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2018  Isudas  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
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 India census data.  Current values may differ.




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