Bhoi Ghogra in India


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Introduction / History

The Ghogra Bhoi community in India is mainly a landowning one, but a few are landless. A Brahmin priest officiates at their weddings. At the wedding, the bride and groom walk around the fire seven times. Since some of them work in temples, they have higher status than most agricultural communities in India.


Where Are they Located?

The Ghogra Bhoi are scattered in various parts of eastern India. Some from India's Assam state have migrated further north to Nepal where there is a small number of them.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Gogra Bhoi people are almost always rural. They are farmers who depend on the elements of the weather and having good soil in order to produce the crops they need. Some of their crops they eat, while they sell part of their harvests to buy other things.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Every Ghogra 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?

Ghogra Bhoi people need fresh running water and electricity in their home. Most people in rural India consider these things to be luxuries.


Prayer Points

* Pray for spiritual discernment for these people who depend on fallen spirits to provide for their needs.
* Pray that Indian believers will go as His ambassadors, and take Christ to them in a sensitive, culturally-appropriate way.
* Pray that soon the Ghogra Bhoi people will throw out their idols and put all their trust in Jesus Christ.
* Pray for a Disciple-Making movement among them in both India and Nepal.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/21117/NP
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhoi
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/16429/IN
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhoi


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Bhoi Ghogra
People Name in Country Bhoi Ghogra
Population in India 46,000
World Population 46,600
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names
People ID 21117
ROP3 Code 117940
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 5
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
19,000
Chhattisgarh
14,000
Bihar
10,000
Madhya Pradesh
1,200
Jharkhand
600
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 5
  Uttar Pradesh 19,000
  Chhattisgarh 14,000
  Bihar 10,000
  Madhya Pradesh 1,200
  Jharkhand 600
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Hindi (26,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Chhattisgarhi
9,000
Bhojpuri
7,900
Maithili
1,800
Kanauji
400
Angika
400
Awadhi
100
Primary Language Hindi (26,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Chhattisgarhi 9,000
  Bhojpuri 7,900
  Maithili 1,800
  Kanauji 400
  Angika 400
  Awadhi 100
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1818-2000)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video A Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Aasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Coconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Haqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
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 %
Profile Source Keith Carey  
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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