Bogol in China

The Bogol have only been reported in China
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Introduction / History

The Bogol are the descendants of former slaves of the Daur people. Although they became free in 1908, thre are still social and ethnic barriers between the Bogol and Daur. The Daur refuse to intermarry with the Bogol, who have built their own village and developed their own identity. The Bogol do not speak their own distinct language; however, a people group has been defined as "a significantly large ethnic or sociological grouping of individuals who perceive themselves to have a common affinity for one another."

In the past the Daur social structure was unique, "being made up of pedigree families, the commoners and the Bogol (reputed to be slaves). The Bogol were comprised from two groups. One group was made up of the descendants of Bardachi who had rebelled against the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). It ordered that members of the rebelling clan should remain slaves from generation to generation evermore. The second group was made up of the descendants of prisoners-of-war brought in by the Daur army during the Taiping Rebellion. The Daur consider these slaves as members of their own families. They were likely servants. While intermarriage was forbidden, they lacked for nothing in life. In 1908, the slaves of the Daur became free, after which they established a village at the Shiwalt of the Morindawa. Even today intermarriage between the two remains very rare."


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Bogol observe more Chinese traditions than do the Daur. They enthusiastically celebrate the annual Chinese New Year and Spring festivals.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Bogol believe they must placate a complex collection of gods in order to live prosperously. They have 24 spirits represented by a colored painting and huge wooden images.

Although they were liberated from physical slavery 90 years ago, the Bogol remain in spiritual slavery to the spirit world. Few have ever heard of Jesus Christ or his victory over the powers of darkness that still bind them. There are no known Christ followers among the Bogol.


What Are Their Needs?

The Bogol people need to submit to Jesus Christ so they can experience the abundant life he offers them in John 10:10.


Prayer Points

Pray for bold workers who are driven by the love of the Holy Spirit to go to them.

Pray for an unstoppable movement to Christ among them.

Pray for the authority of Christ to bind hindering spiritual forces to lead them from darkness to light.

Pray for signs and wonders to happen among them and for great breakthroughs with a rapid multiplication of disciples and house churches.


Scripture Prayers for the Bogol in China.


References

Operation China, Asia Harvest, Copyrighted © Used with permission

http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2009/07/19


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-07-19
People Name General Bogol
People Name in Country Bogol
Pronunciation Bo-gawl
Population this Country 1,400
Population all Countries 1,400
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Boguol; Bugal; Daur
People ID 18416
ROP3 Code 114011
Country China
Region Asia, Northeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country The little-known Bogol people live in just one village in the Morindawa Daur Autonomous Banner in the eastern part of Inner Mongolia in northeast China. Morindawa is a Mongolian name, from mori "horse" and davaa "hill." Morindawa - which covers an area of 11,943 square kilometers (4,657 sq. mi.) - is centered in the town of Nirji (Prosperous). The region, which has only four frost-free months each year, is watered by the Nonni River and its tributaries: the Gan, Horli, Arong, and Yin.   Source:  Operation China, 2000
Country China
Region Asia, Northeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country The little-known Bogol people live in just one village in the Morindawa Daur Autonomous Banner in the eastern part of Inner Mongolia in northeast China. Morindawa is a Mongolian name, from mori "horse" and davaa "hill." Morindawa - which covers an area of 11,943 square kilometers (4,657 sq. mi.) - is centered in the town of Nirji (Prosperous). The region, which has only four frost-free months each year, is watered by the Nonni River and its tributaries: the Gan, Horli, Arong, and Yin..   Source:  Operation China, 2000
Primary Language Daur (1,400 speakers)
Language Code dta   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Daur (1,400 speakers)
Language Code dta   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Daur

Primary Language:  Daur

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (2003-2004)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
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Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
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Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Daur
General Gospel resources links
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
10.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
70.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
20.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
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Map Source Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
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