Bhoksa in India

Joshua Project has identified the Bhoksa only in India
Population
62,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
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 62,000
World Population 62,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
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
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 2
Largest States
Uttarakhand
(59,000)
Uttar Pradesh
(2,700)
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 2
  Uttarakhand (59,000)
  Uttar Pradesh (2,700)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Buksa (58,000 speakers)
Language Code tkb   Ethnologue Listing
Written Unknown
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
Hindi
(600)
Garhwali
(600)
Kumaoni
(500)
Kanauji
(60)
Nepali
(20)
Bengali
(10)
Punjabi, Eastern Kannada Urdu
Mundari Assamese Sikkimese
Dogri
People Groups Speaking Buksa
Primary Language Buksa (58,000 speakers)
Language Code tkb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
  Hindi (600)
  Garhwali (600)
  Kumaoni (500)
  Kanauji (60)
  Nepali (20)
  Bengali (10)
  Punjabi, Eastern (10)
  Kannada (10)
  Urdu (10)
  Mundari (0)
  Assamese (0)
  Sikkimese (0)
  Dogri (0)
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
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.04 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.83 %
Islam
0.12 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.01 %
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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