Bhuiya in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Subgroups: 14 (10 largest shown)  Show all

Subgroup Name Population
Santar 92,000
Bhogta 91,000
Dharwar 91,000
Tiruar 91,000
Mahatwar 90,000
Khandait 26,000
Parja 26,000
Pauri 22,000
Rajkoli 22,000
Paudi 19,000

Introduction

The Bhuiya, a Scheduled Caste, are mainly landless, but a few possess cultivable land. They depend mostly on daily-wage labor, rickshaw-pulling, brick-laying, etc. Their pantheon includes a large number of deities, such as Dihwal, Gorraiyya and Bir Bhairon. Their literacy rate has been quite low in the past, but probably has improved somewhat in recent years.


Ministry Obstacles

The Bhuiya community speaks well over 30 languages. Evangelistic and church planting outreaches need to accommodate the linguistic subdivisions within the community.


Outreach Ideas

A very low literacy rate requires taking the Gospel of Christ to these people primarily in oral form, using stories from Scripture, as well as Gospel recordings and films, and other visual/oral means.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray for the handful of Christians among the Bhuiya community, that they will desire to grow in Christ, to become disciples, not merely Christians in name only. Pray they will put on the full armor of God, including the shield of faith.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for the Bhuiya community to be able to care for their families, and for schools to be available to their children. Pray they will make schooling a high priority.


Scripture Prayers for the Bhuiya in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Bhuiya
People Name in Country Bhuiya
World Population 2,128,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 42
Alternate Names Baiga; Bhumia; Bhumiya; Des Bhuiya; Kadar; Mal Bhuiya; Manjhi; Paudi Bhytan; Pauri; Rikhiasan; Roy; भुईया
People ID 16452
ROP3 Code 111613
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster South Asia Dalit - Other
People Group Bhuiya
Ethnic Code CNN25c
Total Subgroups 14
  Santar 92,000
  Bhogta 91,000
  Dharwar 91,000
  Tiruar 91,000
  Mahatwar 90,000
  Khandait 26,000
  Parja 26,000
  Pauri 22,000
  Rajkoli 22,000
  Paudi 19,000
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 13
Largest States
Jharkhand
893,000
Bihar
730,000
Odisha
311,000
West Bengal
142,000
Uttar Pradesh
20,000
Chhattisgarh
13,000
Tripura
3,700
Uttarakhand
1,000
Madhya Pradesh
500
Andaman and Nicobar
500
Delhi
300
Sikkim
200
Maharashtra
100
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 13
  Jharkhand 893,000
  Bihar 730,000
  Odisha 311,000
  West Bengal 142,000
  Uttar Pradesh 20,000
  Chhattisgarh 13,000
  Tripura 3,700
  Uttarakhand 1,000
  Madhya Pradesh 500
  Andaman and Nicobar 500
  Delhi 300
  Sikkim 200
  Maharashtra 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (925,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 36
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Magahi
536,000
Odia
292,000
Bhojpuri
170,000
Bengali
132,000
Powari
15,000
Chhattisgarhi
11,000
Sadri
1,700
Angika
1,600
Maithili
1,500
Degaru
1,300
Santhali
1,000
Mundari
600
Kumaoni
400
Mal Paharia
300
Kanauji
300
Primary Language Hindi (925,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 36
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Magahi 536,000
  Odia 292,000
  Bhojpuri 170,000
  Bengali 132,000
  Powari 15,000
  Chhattisgarhi 11,000
  Sadri 1,700
  Angika 1,600
  Maithili 1,500
  Degaru 1,300
  Santhali 1,000
  Mundari 600
  Kumaoni 400
  Mal Paharia 300
  Kanauji 300
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  (1818-2000)
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 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 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
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.04 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.16 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.57 %
Islam
0.02 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.02 %
Unknown
0.20 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
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
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.