Ghogra Bhoi in Nepal


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Main Language
Largest Religion
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* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Ghogra Bhoi community in Nepal is mainly a landowning one, but a few are landless. A Brahmin priest officiates at their weddings. At the wedding, the bride and groom walk around the fire seven times. Some work in temples, so they have higher status than most agricultural peoples.


Where Are they Located?

The Ghogra Bhoi are scattered in various parts of eastern India. Some from India's Assam state have migrated further north to Nepal where there is a small number of them.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Gogra Bhoi people are almost always rural. They are farmers who depend on the elements of the weather and having good soil in order to produce the crops they need. Some of their crops they eat, while they sell part of their harvests to meet other needs.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Every Ghogra Bhoi house has an altar to Manasamata, a Hindu god. Beside this, there are images of Khandoba and a few other gods and goddesses. Every family has a number of deities.


What Are Their Needs?

Ghogra Bhoi people need fresh running water and electricity in their home. Most people in rural India consider these things to be luxuries.


Prayer Points

Pray for spiritual discernment for these people who depend on fallen spirits to provide for their needs.
Pray that Indian believers will go as his ambassadors, and take Christ to them in a sensitive, culturally-appropriate way.
Pray that soon the Ghogra Bhoi people will throw out their idols and put all their trust in Jesus Christ.
Pray for a Disciple-Making movement among them in both India and Nepal.


Scripture Prayers for the Bhoi Ghogra in Nepal.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/21117/IN
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhoi
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/16429/IN
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhoi


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Bhoi Ghogra
People Name in Country Bhoi Ghogra
Natural Name Ghogra Bhoi
Population this Country 700
Population all Countries 66,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names भोइ घोग्रा
People ID 21117
ROP3 Code 117940
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 1
  Lumbini 700
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bhojpuri (700 speakers)
Language Code bho   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Bhojpuri (700 speakers)
Language Code bho   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Bhojpuri

Primary Language:  Bhojpuri

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1911-1982)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1998-2007)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio Online
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bhojpuri
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Gospel resources links
General Gospel website in this language
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General Zúme Training
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file
Text / Printed Matter Children and youth resources
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Bhojpuri
Text / Printed Matter Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more