Kharot Bhoi in Nepal


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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

Traditionally the Kharot Bhoi were agricultural laborers. Those in Nepal are considered a nomadic tribe that migrated from India.


Where Are they Located?

Kharot Bhoi people are all over India, especially in the states of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal. A smaller number live in Nepal.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Kharot Bhoi community in Nepal is mainly a landowning one, but a few are landless. A Brahmin priest officiates at weddings. At the wedding, the bride and groom walk around a fire seven times.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Every Bhoi home in Nepal 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. They are 100 percent Hindu.


What Are Their Needs?

Vocational Christians may have opportunities to live among the Kharot Bhoi people in Nepal, creating opportunities to be in daily contact with them to earn respect, and confidence, and hopefully the privilege to speak God's truth in their midst.

Audio, visual, New Testament, and Bible portions are available in their Bhojpuri language.

Though Kharot Bhoi have a high standing within their culture, they are poor, needy, and without hope in this world without their Savior and sin-bearer.


Prayer Points

There may be no followers of Jesus among the Hindu Kharot Bhoi community at present; pray for the Holy Spirit to soon change this.
Pray that the Kharot Bhoi community will care for their families above their deities.
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 Kharot in Nepal.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/16429/IN
https://en/wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhoi
http://www.bhoivivah.com/bhoi_marimony_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 7,500
Population all Countries 224,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 21119
ROP3 Code 117942
ROP25 Code 301161
ROP25 Name Bhoi
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file 4
Largest States
Lumbini
6,400
Janakpur
400
Sagarmatha
400
Kosi
300
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States 4
  Lumbini 6,400
  Janakpur 400
  Sagarmatha 400
  Kosi 300
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 Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Bhojpuri (5,200 speakers)
Language Code bho   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Maithili
900
Awadhi
300
Primary Language Bhojpuri (5,200 speakers)
Language Code bho   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Maithili 900
  Awadhi 300
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
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YouVersion NT (www.bible.com) Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
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Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bhojpuri Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Gospel website in this language General / Other
General Gospel website in this language General / Other
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
General Zume Resources Zume Project
General Zume Training Zume Project
Mobile App Android Bible app direct APK download SIL
Mobile App Android Bible app: Bhojpuri YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file Faith Comes by Hearing
Mobile App iOS Bible app: Bhojpuri YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Children and youth resources One Hope
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book General / Other
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey 
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