Desua Bhumij in India

The Desua Bhumij 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 Desua Bhumij are related to the Munda and Santal peoples by language. This language is one of the Bengali-based languages. Historically, the Bhumij have been rulers; thus they claim a higher social status than others from their language group.


Where Are they Located?

The Desua Bhumij people live in West Bengal, a state in eastern India.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Many today are farmers. However, they also work on the tea plantations of India’s northeast, in the steel industry, or as day laborers for local Hindu landowners.


What Are Their Beliefs?

While the Bhumij people tend to preserve their own religious beliefs, most are Hindus. They have adopted the Hindu deities in addition to their own tribal gods and goddesses. They have a firm belief in an almighty creator and also in “mother earth.”


What Are Their Needs?

The Desua Bhumij people need the chance to earn a better living and to live with the dignity of knowing their Creator and Lord.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Desua Bhumij in India.

* Pray for the Holy Spirit to give the Desua Bhumij people teachable and understanding hearts.
* Pray that a strong movement of the Holy Spirit will bring entire Desua Bhumij families into a rich experience of God’s blessing.
* Pray for Desua Bhumij families to be drawn by the Holy Spirit to seek forgiveness, and to understand the adequacy of Christ’s work on the cross.
* Pray for teams of believers to do sustained, focused prayer for the Lord to open the hearts of Desua Bhumij family leaders to experience God’s blessing through a movement of family-based discovery Bible studies.


References

http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2012/10/26
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/16447/IN
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/16447/BG


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Desua Bhumij
People Name in Country Desua Bhumij
World Population 500
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names देसौ भूमीज़
People ID 16681
ROP3 Code 111902
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
  Odisha 500
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Odia (400 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
Mundari: Bhumij
50
Gadaba, Mudhili
30
Bengali
20
Oriya, Adivasi
20
Duruwa
10
Sora
10
Ho Juang Hindi
Telugu Koya
Primary Language Odia (400 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
  Mundari: Bhumij 50
  Gadaba, Mudhili 30
  Bengali 20
  Oriya, Adivasi 20
  Duruwa 10
  Sora 10
  Ho 10
  Juang 10
  Hindi 10
  Telugu 10
  Koya 10
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  (1815-2014)
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 Odia
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Odia
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)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Gospel website in this language
General Gospel website in this language
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ODIA - Oriya
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
4.49 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
95.33 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.18 %
* 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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