Bokar in India

Joshua Project has identified the Bokar only in India
Population
2,500
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Bokar tribe is a sub-tribe of the Adi. They are mainly concentrated in Mechukha, Monigong, Pidi and Tato circles of Mechukha Sub-Division in India, bordering China in West Siang District.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Podi-Barbi festival is celebrated every year on December 5. According to the legend "Podi-Barbi" means a small cricket-like migratory insect which makes a tweeting sound and migrates from far-flung places and arrives at the time of harvesting season in the region. Since the primitive people did not use any calendar by which they could know the exact time of harvesting, they took the arrival of this small insect as their calendar.

The festival is celebrated in the harvesting season, when the insect arrives at the region; and it is celebrated in order to welcome the harvesting season and to extend thankfulness to Mother Nature for a great harvest in current year and pray for sufficient growth of crops in coming years and also pray for ample hunting of wild animals.

During this day men and women wear traditional attire and enjoy the day with fun and merrymaking. Like other festivals of Tani origin, the sacrifice of domestic animals during the festival is another feature of the celebration and the ritual is performed by local priest called Nyubu.

As the people of the area used to depend basically on agricultural products for their living, they grew maize, millet and paddy cultivation along with vegetable items, which they still practice though in very limited quantity. Maize was used as their staple food crop as cultivation of paddy in hilly and rocky terrain was quite difficult and even if cultivated it was in scanty amounts. However, with the introduction of Public Distribution System (PDS) by the government, food habits among the people have drastically changed. The people now are dependent totally on PDS for they prefer rice to maize as food. Even so, they have not abandoned the practice of growing maize, millet and other vegetable items for themselves as well as raising domestic animals.

Culturally and traditionally the people are very rich, but due to lack of proper exposure to outside world most of the people even in the State do not know about the Bokar tribe of Arunachal Pradesh


References

Additional information at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adi_people


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Bokar
People Name in Country Bokar
Population in India 2,500
World Population 2,500
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 3
Alternate Names Adi Bokar, बोकर
People ID 16499
ROP3 Code 111670
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 1
  Arunachal Pradesh (2,500)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Adi (2,400 speakers)
Language Code adi   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Bokar
Dialect Code 6680   Global Recordings Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Nyishi Monpa, Tawang
People Groups Speaking Adi
Primary Language Adi (2,400 speakers)
Language Code adi   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Bokar
Dialect Code 6680   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Nyishi (0)
  Monpa, Tawang (0)
People Groups Speaking Adi

Primary Language:  Adi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1932-1986)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1988-2003)
Bible-Complete Yes   (2005-2009)
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
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 Jesus Film: view in Adi
Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.33 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
56.75 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
1.17 %
Islam
0.21 %
Non-Religious
Unknown
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
41.54 %
Photo Source bojum 
Map Source Bryan Nicholson / cartoMission  
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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