Bodo (Muslim traditions) in India

The Bodo (Muslim traditions) have only been reported 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 Bodo are a tribal people who live in northeast India. Most are Hindus but a small group converted to Islam during the Mughal period. Their primary occupations are agriculture, fishing and animal husbandry.

The main languages of the Bodo are Boro and Assamese. Christian resources are available in both languages.


Where Are they Located?

The Muslims among the Bodo people live in Assam, a state in northeastern India. Some also live in Bangladesh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Most of the Muslim Bodo live in villages in houses built of stone and wood. They grow rice, melons, vegetables, and yams. They will eat meat except for pork. Most families raise chickens and goats and may have a cow for milk. The Bodo make mats and articles from bamboo. Village elders decide legal cases and deal with outsiders. A Bodo man may have more than one wife if he can afford more. Sons inherit property with the eldest son becoming head of the family when the patriarch dies. Families arrange marriages within their group. Dancing and music play a big part of their important ceremonies such wedding, births and holidays.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Though most of the Bodo people of India are part of their own ethnic religion blended with Hinduism, there is a small number that is Muslim. Like many South Asian Muslims, they are not very orthodox in their Islamic beliefs. They are loyal to the Islamic religious system, but on a daily basis, they look to the spirit world for help.


What Are Their Needs?

The Bodo would benefit by learning new job skills and ways to increase their farm production. Solar panels could provide electricity for cell phones and appliances. The Bodo need access to modern medicine. Most of all the Muslim Bodo need to hear and respond to the message of Isa or Jesus. He alone can forgive their sins and make them right with the one, true God.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Bodo (Muslim traditions) in India.

* Pray for a "Book of Acts" type of movement to Christ among the Muslim Bodo people.
* Pray for the Bodo people to understand and embrace that Jesus wants to bless their families and neighborhoods.
* Pray for Holy Spirit anointed believers from the Bodo people to change their society from within.
* Pray for a movement in which the Holy Spirit leads and empowers Bodo disciples to make more disciples.
* Pray for a movement of Jesus to heal and strengthen Muslim Bodo communities.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bodo_people


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Bodo (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Bodo (Muslim traditions)
World Population 2,700
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Boro; Borokachari; बोडो (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 21472
ROP3 Code 118288
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)
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 1
  Assam 2,700
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Boro (1,700 speakers)
Language Code brx   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Assamese
900
Bengali
100
Kashmiri
Chin, Thado
Primary Language Boro (1,700 speakers)
Language Code brx   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Assamese 900
  Bengali 100
  Kashmiri 10
  Chin, Thado 10
People Groups Speaking Boro

Primary Language:  Boro

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1906-1961)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1938-1991)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1981)
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bodo
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
General Gospel website in this language
General Got Questions Ministry
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
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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