Bhoi (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Subgroups: 44 (10 largest shown)  Show all

Subgroup Name Population
Mallah Mewat 560,000
Manjhi 73,000
Ghogha 68,000
Batham 66,000
Hatkar 37,000
Agarwal 32,000
Mahishya 21,000
Gunlodu 18,000
Das Kaibartta 11,000
Machinde 5,600

Introduction

The Bhoi community is mainly a landowning one, but a few are landless. A Brahmin priest officiates at marriages. At the wedding, the bride and groom walk around the fire seven times. They work in temples and are therefore accorded a high status in society. Every house has an altar to Manasamata. Beside this, there are images of Khandoba and a few other gods and goddesses. Every family has a number of deities.


Ministry Obstacles

Nominal Christians who don't truly follow Christ's teachings may be an impediment to the Bhoi. Pray they will be able to see that there is a difference between disciples of Christ and those who are Christian only in name.


Outreach Ideas

Ask God to deliver families and communities within the Bhoi people from fears that hinder them from embracing His blessings.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There may be no followers of Jesus among the Hindu Bhoi community at present, but pray for the ones that will soon be found. Pray they will be zealous to learn of Christ and follow him. Pray they will keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray that the Bhoi community will be able to care adequately for their families. Pray they will make schooling a priority for their children, so the children will be equipped to live in modern times.


Scripture Prayers for the Bhoi (Hindu traditions) in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-10-08
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-08-04
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-05-17
People Name General Bhoi (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Bhoi (Hindu traditions)
Pronunciation boh-EE
World Population 6,506,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 127
Alternate Names Basuri; Bhoiraj; Bhoiraja; Boya Bestha; Chotra Bansi; Dhimal; Dhunar; Esta; Jalcatri; Jalia; Jele; Kahar; Kaibartya; Kamti; Keot; Keuta; Kewar; Kewat; Mallah; Palwar; Parivarutta; Parkar; Paschimma Jaat; Raghuvanshi; Shilpakar; Shilpkar; Siviyar; Toreya; Zinga; भोइ (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16429
ROP3 Code 111580
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster South Asia Hindu - Bhoi
People Group Bhoi (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code CNN25
Total Subgroups 44 (only 15 largest shown)
  Mallah Mewat 560,000
  Manjhi 73,000
  Ghogha 68,000
  Batham 66,000
  Hatkar 37,000
  Agarwal 32,000
  Mahishya 21,000
  Gunlodu 18,000
  Das Kaibartta 11,000
  Machinde 5,600
Country India
Region Asia, South
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 24
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh
2,361,000
Chhattisgarh
859,000
Bihar
742,000
Telangana
598,000
Maharashtra
536,000
Madhya Pradesh
332,000
Karnataka
320,000
Gujarat
116,000
Andhra Pradesh
114,000
West Bengal
84,000
Odisha
81,000
Jharkhand
74,000
Tamil Nadu
51,000
Uttarakhand
11,000
Assam
4,400
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 24  (only 20 largest shown)
  Uttar Pradesh 2,361,000
  Chhattisgarh 859,000
  Bihar 742,000
  Telangana 598,000
  Maharashtra 536,000
  Madhya Pradesh 332,000
  Karnataka 320,000
  Gujarat 116,000
  Andhra Pradesh 114,000
  West Bengal 84,000
  Odisha 81,000
  Jharkhand 74,000
  Tamil Nadu 51,000
  Uttarakhand 11,000
  Assam 4,400
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (2,773,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 31
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Telugu
902,000
Bhojpuri
690,000
Chhattisgarhi
563,000
Kannada
339,000
Marathi
274,000
Maithili
181,000
Gujarati
109,000
Angika
96,000
Bengali
92,000
Odia
74,000
Bagheli
45,000
Khandesi
45,000
Bundeli
28,000
Tamil
21,000
Konkani
19,000
Primary Language Hindi (2,773,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 31
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Telugu 902,000
  Bhojpuri 690,000
  Chhattisgarhi 563,000
  Kannada 339,000
  Marathi 274,000
  Maithili 181,000
  Gujarati 109,000
  Angika 96,000
  Bengali 92,000
  Odia 74,000
  Bagheli 45,000
  Khandesi 45,000
  Bundeli 28,000
  Tamil 21,000
  Konkani 19,000
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  (1835-2012)
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 Oral Bible stories in Hindi
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / Video Coconuts
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
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 The Hope Video
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.02 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.98 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
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Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more