Nikhad Bhoi in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

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


Where Are they Located?

Nikhad Bhoi people live mainly in northern and central India, and a smaller number are in Nepal.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Bhoi peoples 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.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Nikhad Bhoi is a Hindu community. Every family has a number of Hindu deities that they workship in hopes of gaining safety and prosperity. As Hindus, The Nikhad 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 their blessing. There are many forms of Hinduism, each with its own deities and beliefs.


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

* Scripture Prayers for the Bhoi Nikhad in India.

* Pray for the Lord to raise up a strong disciple making movement to saturate the hearts and minds of the Nikhad 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 Nikhad 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 Nikhad Bhoi people to love Him with their whole being.


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 Nikhad
People Name in Country Bhoi Nikhad
Natural Name Nikhad Bhoi
World Population 64,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Nisar; भोइ निखाद
People ID 21121
ROP3 Code 117944
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 5
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
46,000
Bihar
7,900
Chhattisgarh
7,500
Jharkhand
500
Madhya Pradesh
70
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 5
  Uttar Pradesh 46,000
  Bihar 7,900
  Chhattisgarh 7,500
  Jharkhand 500
  Madhya Pradesh 70
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Hindi (35,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
Bhojpuri
18,000
Chhattisgarhi
4,700
Maithili
2,100
Kanauji
1,100
Angika
600
Awadhi
300
Bundeli
200
Primary Language Hindi (35,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  Bhojpuri 18,000
  Chhattisgarhi 4,700
  Maithili 2,100
  Kanauji 1,100
  Angika 600
  Awadhi 300
  Bundeli 200
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  (1835-2012)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Virtual Storehouse
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 Oral Bible stories in Hindi
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 Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
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
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.
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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