Bhoi Kharbind in Nepal


Population
9,500
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Kharbind Bhoi people in Nepal were considered a nomadic tribe from India in time past. Today this people group is mainly a landowning one, but a few are landless.


Where Are they Located?

Kharbind Bhoi people are all over India, especially in the states of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal. Some live in Nepal.


What Are Their Lives Like?

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


What Are Their Beliefs?

Every 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. They are 100 percent Hindu.


What Are Their Needs?

Vocational Christians may have opportunities to live among the Kharbind Bhoi people in Nepal, 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. Audio, visual, New Testament, and Bible portions are available in their Bhojpuri language.

Though Kharbind 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 Kharbind Bhoi people at present; pray for the Holy Spirit to move in their midst.
* Pray that the Kharbind 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.


References

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


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Bhoi Kharbind
People Name in Country Bhoi Kharbind
Population in Nepal 9,500
World Population 547,500
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Kairata, Kewat, Kharkasa, Kharkata
People ID 21118
ROP3 Code 117941
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 (9,500)
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Bhojpuri (7,600 speakers)
Language Code bho   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Awadhi
(2,200)
People Groups Speaking Bhojpuri
Primary Language Bhojpuri (7,600 speakers)
Language Code bho   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Awadhi (2,200)
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.


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