Hindu Bodo in Bangladesh


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
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Evangelical
Progress
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* From latest Bangladesh census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Bodo are a people mostly living in Assam in India, mainly in the north region of the Brahmaputra River Valley. They also live in Bangladesh and Bhutan.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They have many tribes and were once dominant in Assam. The Bodo their own self-ruling state, and this has been and is causing disputes and much trouble.

The Bodo speak a Tibeto-Burmese language, and they read and write in Devanagari. They eat rice and fish and pork. They like to drink rice wine. The Bodo like to dance. The Bodo weave and make bamboo items. Many are farmers.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Some of the Bodo follow Brahmoism which is a Hindu reform movement. Some of the Bodo follow Bathouism in which they worship ancestors. Bathoubwrai is the main deity in Bathouism. They believe that people come from a mixture of sky, earth, air, water and fire. They like to worship near home or in a courtyard. Betel leaves and rice are used for example as offerings. Their most important festival is called Kherai Puja and they put the altar in a rice field.


What Are Their Needs?

Pray that Christian materials such as the JESUS Film will bring many Bodo people to Jesus Christ.

Pray that the Christians among them will make disciples of other Bodo people.

Pray that the disputes and trouble regards self-governing will come to an end and there will be a fair solution.

Pray for Bodo disciples to make more disciples.


Prayer Points

Scripture Prayers for the Bodo (Hindu traditions) in Bangladesh.


References

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/71068/Bodo

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/bodo_people


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Bodo (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Bodo (Hindu traditions)
Natural Name Hindu Bodo
Alternate Names Baro; Bodi; Bodo Kacari; Boro; Boro Kachari; Dimafisia; Kachari; Koirat; Mache; Mech; बोडो
Population this Country 14,000
Population all Countries 1,748,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 16492
ROP3 Code 111662
ROP25 Code 301298
ROP25 Name Bodo / Boro (ST)
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 26  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 26  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 1
  Sylhet 14,000
Website South Asia Peoples
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 %
* From latest Bangladesh census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Sylheti (6,000 speakers)
Language Code syl   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Khasi
3,700
Boro
3,500
Garo
700
Primary Language Sylheti (6,000 speakers)
Language Code syl   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Khasi 3,700
  Boro 3,500
  Garo 700
People Groups Speaking Sylheti
Photo Source Ramesh Lalwani - Flickr  Creative Commons 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Learn more.



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