Kharot Bhoi in India


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* Data can be from various sources including official census, agencies, and local research. Data from these sources can sometimes differ even by orders of magnitude. Joshua Project attempts to present a conservative, balanced estimate.

Introduction / History

The Bhoi peoples have traditionally done manual labor, which puts them in the fourth of four caste categories. They were once nomadic.


Where Are they Located?

The Kharot Bhoi peoples are a large group that is scattered all over India and Nepal.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Bhoi people have different roles in the various states of India. In all states they do farm work. In Gujarat, they are often fishermen or water-carriers. In Odisha they have lower status because they work as leather workers. Anyone who works with "dead" materials like hides is considered polluted by Hindu society.

The Kharot Bhoi have a higher status than other Bhoi communities because they are often landowners. They are not wealthy, but they own the land under their feet.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Kharot Bhoi community is entirely Hindu. Every family has a number of Hindu deities that they worship in hopes of gaining safety and prosperity. As Hindus, the Kharot Bhoi believe that by performing rituals and good works that they will attain moksha or freedom from the endless cycle of birth, death and rebirth. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods hoping for a blessing.


What Are Their Needs?

Ask God to deliver families and communities within the Bhoi people from fears that hinder them from embracing His blessings. They look to Hindu gods, but the only One who can save them from what they fear is the Lord Himself.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Lord to raise up a strong disciple making movement to saturate the hearts and minds of the Kharot Boi people in India.
Pray for God's blessing, strengthening and healing of Bhoi families and communities through the abundant life Jesus offers to all who call on His name.
Pray for God's blessing on Kharot Bhoi leaders, along with their families, and for their communities to welcome and enjoy God's blessing.
Pray for the Lord to multiply the reception and influence of His Word, leading the Kharot Bhoi people to love Him with their whole being.


Scripture Prayers for the Bhoi Kharot in India.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/16429/IN
https://en.wikipedia.org/wik/Bhoi
http://www.bhoivivah.com/bhoi_matrimony_brides_grooms_indivi.php?id=BG10300


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Bhoi Kharot
People Name in Country Bhoi Kharot
Natural Name Kharot Bhoi
Alternate Names भोइ खरोट
Population this Country 216,000
Population all Countries 224,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 4
People ID 21119
ROP3 Code 117942
ROP25 Code 301161
ROP25 Name Bhoi
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 6
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
146,000
Chhattisgarh
31,000
Bihar
29,000
Jharkhand
4,100
Madhya Pradesh
4,100
Uttarakhand
100
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Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 6
  Uttar Pradesh 146,000
  Chhattisgarh 31,000
  Bihar 29,000
  Jharkhand 4,100
  Madhya Pradesh 4,100
  Uttarakhand 100
Website South Asia Peoples
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 India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Hindi (99,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 10
Secondary Languages
Bhojpuri
55,000
Chhattisgarhi
17,000
Maithili
6,200
Angika
1,800
Bengali
500
Kanauji
400
Malvi
60
Awadhi
50
Kumaoni
50
Primary Language Hindi (99,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 10
Secondary Languages
  Bhojpuri 55,000
  Chhattisgarhi 17,000
  Maithili 6,200
  Angika 1,800
  Bengali 500
  Kanauji 400
  Malvi 60
  Awadhi 50
  Kumaoni 50
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  (1818-2022)
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey 
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