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.
The Muslims among the Bodo people live in Assam, a state in northeastern India. Some also live in Bangladesh.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Scripture Prayers for the Bodo (Muslim traditions) in India.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|People Name General||Bodo (Muslim traditions)|
|People Name in Country||Bodo (Muslim traditions)|
|Population this Country||3,200|
|Population all Countries||3,200|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Boro; Borokachari; बोडो (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Districts||Interactive map, listing and data download|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Boro (1,700 speakers)|
|Language Code||brx Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Boro
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1938-1991)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio|
|Film / Video||God's Story video|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Bodo|
|Film / Video||LUMO film of Gospels|
|Film / Video||Magdalena video|
|General||Biblical answers to your questions|
|General||Gospel resources links|
|General||Gospel website in this language|
|Text / Printed Matter||Literacy primer for Boro|