Bodo in India


Population
1,517,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

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
People Name in Country Bodo
Population in India 1,517,000
World Population 1,552,500
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 2
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
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 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 14
Largest States
Assam
(1,435,000)
West Bengal
(36,000)
Arunachal Pradesh
(26,000)
Nagaland
(14,000)
Meghalaya
(3,900)
Manipur
(1,100)
Mizoram
(500)
Delhi
(200)
Telangana
(80)
Punjab
(50)
Andaman and Nicobar
(40)
Gujarat
(30)
Chandigarh
(10)
Maharashtra
(10)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 14
  Assam (1,435,000)
  West Bengal (36,000)
  Arunachal Pradesh (26,000)
  Nagaland (14,000)
  Meghalaya (3,900)
  Manipur (1,100)
  Mizoram (500)
  Delhi (200)
  Telangana (80)
  Punjab (50)
  Andaman and Nicobar (40)
  Gujarat (30)
  Chandigarh (10)
  Maharashtra (10)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Boro (1,274,000 speakers)
Language Code brx   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 51
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Assamese
(519,000)
Bengali
(30,000)
Kachari
(1,900)
Rabha
(1,900)
Hindi
(1,800)
Garo
(800)
Mising
(600)
Naga, Ao
(500)
Santhali
(300)
Chin, Thado: Thadou Kuki
(300)
Khasi
(300)
Adi
(200)
English
(200)
Nepali
(200)
Deori
(100)
People Groups Speaking Boro
Primary Language Boro (1,274,000 speakers)
Language Code brx   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 51
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Assamese (519,000)
  Bengali (30,000)
  Kachari (1,900)
  Rabha (1,900)
  Hindi (1,800)
  Garo (800)
  Mising (600)
  Naga, Ao (500)
  Santhali (300)
  Chin, Thado: Thadou Kuki (300)
  Khasi (300)
  Adi (200)
  English (200)
  Nepali (200)
  Deori (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
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Gospel Go 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)
9.62 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
89.95 %
Islam
0.18 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.02 %
Unknown
0.20 %
Photo Source Rev. T. Kampu 
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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