Bhulia in India

The Bhulia have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

Bhulia are a caste of weavers who are also known as Bholia, Bhoriya, Bholwa, Mehar and Mihir. They have no sub castes. One legend says that the Buhlia migrated to Orissa with the first Chauhan Raja of Patna. It is thought they may belong to a north Indian caste who do not know their origin.


Where Are they Located?

Bhulia live mostly in Orissa, India.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Bhulia people speak the Hindi language. Bible written, audio, and visual resources exist in Hindi, yet Buhlia people remain unreached.

Marriage with the same group is not allowed. They have wedding customs. The bridegroom is expected to carry the bride seven times around the sacrificial fire in a basket. If he cannot, the grandfather of the bride carries them both. The married couple go back to the village after the wedding ceremony. Divorce is allowed and widows are permitted to marry again.

Bhulia eat meat and drink alcohol.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Bhulia people are Hindus and worship most Hindu gods like Shiva, Vishnu and Rama. They also worship family and village Gods. They also worship their ancestors. The celebrate Hindu festivals such as Holi, Diwali and Dusshera.


What Are Their Needs?

Their most important need is to understand that their good works and worship of false gods will never pay the penalty for their sins, and that Almighty Creator God has made a provision for them.


Prayer Points

Pray that Bhulia people will see that their old systems of ethics and religion are not working, and that their only hope is in Jesus Christ.
Pray that intercessors worldwide will regularly pray for salvation of Bhulia people.
Pray for workers to disciple them. Pray that many Bhulia will disciple others until this people group knows that Jesus Christ is Lord.
Ask God to raise up entire families and communities until their culture is transformed to fully glorify God and represent His Kingdom here on earth.


Scripture Prayers for the Bhulia in India.


References

http://www.indianetzone.com/50/bhulia_caste.htm


Profile Source:   Karen Hightower  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2016-09-22
People Name General Bhulia
People Name in Country Bhulia
Population this Country 173,000
Population all Countries 173,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
Alternate Names Bholia; Bholwa; Bhoriya; Bhul; Meher; Mihir; भूलिया
People ID 16419
ROP3 Code 111570
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
Odisha
130,000
Chhattisgarh
41,000
Uttar Pradesh
400
Maharashtra
200
Delhi
100
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
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
  Odisha 130,000
  Chhattisgarh 41,000
  Uttar Pradesh 400
  Maharashtra 200
  Delhi 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Odia (116,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
Chhattisgarhi
19,000
Hindi
8,500
Bengali
1,700
Kui
500
Munda
300
Pengo
80
Santhali
70
Ho
50
Bodo Parja
50
Desiya
30
Primary Language Odia (116,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
  Chhattisgarhi 19,000
  Hindi 8,500
  Bengali 1,700
  Kui 500
  Munda 300
  Pengo 80
  Santhali 70
  Ho 50
  Bodo Parja 50
  Desiya 30
People Groups Speaking Odia

Primary Language:  Odia

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1811-1956)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1809-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1815-2021)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Odia
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Rivka video
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel resources links
General Gospel resources links
General Gospel website in this language
General Gospel website in this language
General Zume Training
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file
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.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Karen Hightower  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more