Hindu Bodo in Bhutan


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

Introduction / History

The Bodo speak in a Tibeto-Burmese language, and they read and write in Devanagari. 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.

There are many Bodo tribes. At one time they were powerful in India’s northeastern state of Assam.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They eat rice and fish and pork. They like to drink rice wine and 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. 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 the altar is put in a rice field. Bathoubwrai is the main deity in Bathouism.


What Are Their Needs?

Like all other peoples of the world, this people group needs the blessings and guidance that only Jesus Christ can offer.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Lord to bless this community economically and spiritually.

Ask God to raise up Bodo people who are more desirous to know the truth than to stay on the broad road.

Ask God to send loving, committed workers to the Bodo in the near future.

Pray the Bodo would no longer be hidden away from the influence of Christ.

Pray for many of them to make disciples who will make even more disciples.


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


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 6,600
Population all Countries 1,748,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 16492
ROP3 Code 111662
ROP25 Code 301298
ROP25 Name Bodo / Boro (ST)
Country Bhutan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 36  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 3
Largest States
Southern
3,600
Eastern
2,700
Western
400
Country Bhutan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 36  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 3
  Southern 3,600
  Eastern 2,700
  Western 400
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
1.01 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
1.35 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
90.71 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
6.93 %
* From latest Bhutan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Boro
Language Code brx   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Assamese Bengali
Primary Language Boro
Language Code brx   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Assamese
  Bengali
People Groups Speaking Boro
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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