Bhoi Ghogra in Nepal


Population
600
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Ghogra Bhoi community in Nepal 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. Some work in temples, so they have higher status than most agricultural peoples.


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 meet other needs.


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/IN
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 Nepal 600
World Population 44,600
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names
People ID 21117
ROP3 Code 117940
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States 1
  Lumbini (600)
Website South Asia Peoples

No people group map currently available. Use the above button to submit a map.


Ethnologue Language Map
Ethnolinguistic map or other map

Primary Language Bhojpuri (600 speakers)
Language Code bho   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Bhojpuri
Primary Language Bhojpuri (600 speakers)
Language Code bho   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Bhojpuri

Primary Language:  Bhojpuri

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1911-1982)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1999-2006)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Bhojpuri
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bhojpuri
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
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 Nepal census data.  Current values may differ.


Copyright © 2017 Joshua Project.  A ministry of Frontier Ventures.