Kamti Bhoi in Nepal


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

Traditionally the Kamti Bhoi were agricultural laborers. They are considered a nomadic tribe that migrated from India.


Where Are they Located?

Kamti Bhoi people are all over India, especially in the states of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal. A smaller number live in southern Nepal.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Kamti Bhoi community in Nepal is mainly a landowning one, but a few are landless. A Brahmin priest officiates at their marriages. At the wedding, the bride and groom walk around a fire seven times.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Every Kamti Bhoi house has an altar to Manasamata, a Hindu god. Beside this, there are images of Khandoba and a few other gods and goddesses. Every family has a number of deities.


What Are Their Needs?

Vocational believers may have opportunities to live among the Kamti Bhoi people, creating opportunities to be in daily contact with them to earn respect, and confidence, and hopefully the privilege to speak God's truth in their midst.

Though Kamti Bhoi have a high standing within their culture, they are poor, needy, and without hope in this world without their Savior and sin-bearer.


Prayer Points

There may be no followers of Jesus among the Hindu Kampti Bhoi community at present; pray for fellowships and disciple making movements to soon emerge among them.
Pray that the Kampti Bhoi community will care for their families above their deities.
Pray they will make schooling a priority for their children, so the children will be equipped to live in modern times.


Scripture Prayers for the Bhoi Kamti in Nepal.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/16429/IN
https://en.wikipedia.org/wik/Bhoi
http://www.bhoivivah.com/bhoi_matrimony_brides_grooms_indivi.php?id=BG10300


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Bhoi Kamti
People Name in Country Bhoi Kamti
Natural Name Kamti Bhoi
Population this Country 1,400
Population all Countries 36,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names भोइ कांटी
People ID 20680
ROP3 Code 117070
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 2
Largest States
Sagarmatha
700
Janakpur
700
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 2
  Sagarmatha 700
  Janakpur 700
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Maithili (1,400 speakers)
Language Code mai   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Maithili (1,400 speakers)
Language Code mai   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Maithili
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more