Bhoksa in India

The Bhoksa have only been reported in India
Population
59,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Bhoksa are a Scheduled Tribe of India who live mostly in Uttarakhand in their capital Dehradun and in the Nainital region in the lowland of the Himalayas. Some of them live in Bijnor in Uttarh Pradesh. They are also known as Mehra.

The Bhoksa were animists but are now Hindus. Their ways are similar to those of other Hindu communities. They use Brahmin priests. They are exogamous with several clans that are said to be of the same status as each other.

The Bhoksa speak a Tharu language and Hindi. They work mainly in cultivating but many are mountain guides too.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the Bhoksa will come to see Jesus as the answer they are looking for.
* Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhoksa_people


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Bhoksa
People Name in Country Bhoksa
Population in India 59,000
World Population 59,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Bhuksa, Buksa, Mehra, Mehre, भोक्सा
People ID 16500
ROP3 Code 111671
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 2
Largest States
Uttarakhand
54,000
Uttar Pradesh
5,100
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 2
  Uttarakhand 54,000
  Uttar Pradesh 5,100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Buksa (57,000 speakers)
Language Code tkb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
Hindi
1,100
Garhwali
600
Kumaoni
500
Kanauji
60
Nepali
20
Bengali
10
Punjabi, Eastern
10
Other People Groups Speaking Buksa
Primary Language Buksa (57,000 speakers)
Language Code tkb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 1,100
  Garhwali 600
  Kumaoni 500
  Kanauji 60
  Nepali 20
  Bengali 10
  Punjabi, Eastern 10
People Groups Speaking Buksa

Primary Language:  Buksa

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions No
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Buksa
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.48 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.17 %
Islam
0.21 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.04 %
Unknown
0.11 %
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
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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