Ghogra 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 Ghogra Bhoi community in India is mainly a landowning one, but a few are landless. A Brahmin priest officiates at their weddings. At the wedding, the bride and groom walk around the fire seven times. Since some of them work in temples, they have higher status than most agricultural communities in India.


Where Are they Located?

The Ghogra Bhoi are scattered in various parts of eastern India. Some from India's Assam state have migrated further north to Nepal where there is a small number of them.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Gogra Bhoi people are almost always rural. They are farmers who depend on the elements of the weather and having good soil in order to produce the crops they need. Some of their crops they eat, while they sell part of their harvests to buy other things.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Every Ghogra Bhoi house has an altar to Manasamata, a Hindu god. Beside this, there are images of Khandoba and a few other gods and goddesses. Every family has a number of deities.


What Are Their Needs?

Ghogra Bhoi people need fresh running water and electricity in their home. Most people in rural India consider these things to be luxuries.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Bhoi Ghogra in India.

Pray for spiritual discernment for these people who depend on fallen spirits to provide for their needs.
Pray that Indian believers will go as His ambassadors, and take Christ to them in a sensitive, culturally-appropriate way.
Pray that soon the Ghogra Bhoi people will throw out their idols and put all their trust in Jesus Christ.
Pray for a Disciple-Making movement among them in both India and Nepal.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/21117/NP
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhoi
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/16429/IN
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhoi


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Bhoi Ghogra
People Name in Country Bhoi Ghogra
Natural Name Ghogra Bhoi
Population this Country 64,000
Population all Countries 65,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names भोइ घोग्रा
People ID 21117
ROP3 Code 117940
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
23,000
Chhattisgarh
21,000
Bihar
18,000
Madhya Pradesh
1,400
Jharkhand
1,100
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 23,000
  Chhattisgarh 21,000
  Bihar 18,000
  Madhya Pradesh 1,400
  Jharkhand 1,100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (30,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Chhattisgarhi
12,000
Bhojpuri
8,000
Maithili
4,200
Angika
1,100
Kanauji
400
Awadhi
100
Primary Language Hindi (30,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Chhattisgarhi 12,000
  Bhojpuri 8,000
  Maithili 4,200
  Angika 1,100
  Kanauji 400
  Awadhi 100
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
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / Video Coconuts
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture
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.
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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