Bhoi Kharbind in India

Map Source:  People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Bhoi Kharbind
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 611,000
World Population: 622,000
Primary Language: Hindi
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - Bhoi
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:


The Bhoi Kharbind or Kharkata are a Hindu people living in east central India. The vast majority reside in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Their main occupations are agricultural work and making items from bamboo and straw like baskets and mats. Many Bhoi Kharbind own land but some work as landless laborers. The two primary languages of the Bhoi Kharbind are Hindi and Bhojpuri.

Ministry Obstacles

There is a lot of pressure to remain in the religious system of one's ancestors. For this reason, it is important that those who go as Christ' ambassadors reach community leaders first.

Outreach Ideas

Bibles, literature and radio programs exist in Hindi. Hindu background believers can share with the Bhoi Kharbind the blessings of having a relationship with God through Christ.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

There may be no believers among the Bhoi at the present time. Pray that God brings many into his kingdom in the near future.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray that the Kharbind leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him so that their entire community can be blessed by God.
Pray that gospel materials and radio programs in Hindi will lead them to salvation.
Pray for a movement of Bhoi Kharbind households to study the Bible and accept the blessings of Christ.

Text Source:   Keith Carey