Bodo in India

The Bodo (Hindu traditions) have only been reported in India
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Main Language
Largest Religion
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Evangelical
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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. The Bodo are wanting to be a self-ruling state and this has been and is causing disputes and much trouble as a result.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Bodo speak in 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 do weaving and also make bamboo items. Many are farmers. They have many tribes and were once dominant in Assam.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Some of the Bodo follow Brahmoism which is a Hindu reform movement. Amongst the Bodo there are Christians too. 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.


Prayer Points

* Pray that Christian materials will bring the Bodo to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that the Christians among them will lead the other Bodo to Salvation.
* Pray that the disputes and trouble regards self-governing will come to an end
and that a just solution will be found.


References

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/71068/Bodo
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/bodo_people


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Bodo (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Bodo
Population in India 1,580,000
World Population 1,580,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 2
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Baro, Bodi, Bodo Kacari, Boro, Boro Kachari, Dimafisia, Kachari, Koirat, Mache, Mech, बोडो
People ID 16492
ROP3 Code 111662
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 12
Largest States
Assam
1,501,000
West Bengal
36,000
Arunachal Pradesh
26,000
Nagaland
14,000
Meghalaya
2,500
Manipur
1,300
Telangana
80
Delhi
70
Andaman and Nicobar
50
Gujarat
40
Maharashtra
10
Chandigarh
10
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 12
  Assam 1,501,000
  West Bengal 36,000
  Arunachal Pradesh 26,000
  Nagaland 14,000
  Meghalaya 2,500
  Manipur 1,300
  Telangana 80
  Delhi 70
  Andaman and Nicobar 50
  Gujarat 40
  Maharashtra 10
  Chandigarh 10
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Boro (966,000 speakers)
Language Code brx   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 47
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Assamese
445,000
Bengali
29,000
Kachari
1,900
Hindi
1,600
Rabha
1,000
Garo
700
Naga, Ao
700
Mising
500
Adi
200
Santhali
200
Chin, Thado: Thadou Kuki
100
Deori
100
English
100
Khasi
100
Nepali
100
Other People Groups Speaking Boro
Primary Language Boro (966,000 speakers)
Language Code brx   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 47
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Assamese 445,000
  Bengali 29,000
  Kachari 1,900
  Hindi 1,600
  Rabha 1,000
  Garo 700
  Naga, Ao 700
  Mising 500
  Adi 200
  Santhali 200
  Chin, Thado: Thadou Kuki 100
  Deori 100
  English 100
  Khasi 100
  Nepali 100
People Groups Speaking Boro

Primary Language:  Boro

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1906-1961)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1938-1991)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1981)
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bodo
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
General Got Questions Ministry
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.03 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
9.15 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
90.61 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.02 %
Unknown
0.19 %
Photo Source Rev. T. Kampu 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Anonymous  
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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