Bhuiya Ghatwar in India


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Introduction / History

The Bhuiya are a scheduled caste in Bihar and West Bengal. Their name means owner of soil. They have a low literacy level so the gospel will need to be given in oral form.

In Bihar they speak Magahi and Hindi. They are not vegetarians and eat wheat and rice. They are mainly landless. Some work as laborers and some do other work. They have six groups including the Ghatwar. Modern medicine is used by them. Hinduism is their religion.

In West Bengal they speak in Bengali and Hindi. Agriculture and laboring are their main work.

In Uttar Pradesh they speak in Hindi. They used to be nomads. Agriculture is their main work.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Bhuiya Ghatwar in India.

* Pray that gospel recordings will lead them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that they will be lifted up in prayer by many in the family of God.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Bhuiya Ghatwar
People Name in Country Bhuiya Ghatwar
World Population 300,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 6
Alternate Names Ghataur, Ghatwal, भुईया घटवार
People ID 21122
ROP3 Code 117945
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 6
Largest States
Jharkhand
213,000
West Bengal
49,000
Bihar
26,000
Odisha
9,900
Tripura
400
Andaman and Nicobar
200
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 6
  Jharkhand 213,000
  West Bengal 49,000
  Bihar 26,000
  Odisha 9,900
  Tripura 400
  Andaman and Nicobar 200
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Magahi (118,000 speakers)
Language Code mag   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
Hindi
117,000
Bengali
49,000
Odia
9,000
Bhojpuri
3,200
Powari
900
Angika
600
Maithili
300
Santhali
80
Primary Language Magahi (118,000 speakers)
Language Code mag   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 117,000
  Bengali 49,000
  Odia 9,000
  Bhojpuri 3,200
  Powari 900
  Angika 600
  Maithili 300
  Santhali 80
People Groups Speaking Magahi

Primary Language:  Magahi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1890-2009)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1826)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
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World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Magahi
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Magahi
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.06 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.10 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.70 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.13 %
Profile Source Anonymous  
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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