Kharbind Bhoi in India


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Largest Religion
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* Data can be from various sources including official census, agencies, and local research. Data from these sources can sometimes differ even by orders of magnitude. Joshua Project attempts to present a conservative, balanced estimate.

Introduction / History

The Bhoi Kharbind or Kharkata are a Hindu people living in east central India. The vast majority reside in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The two primary languages of the Bhoi Kharbind are Hindi and Bhojpuri.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Their main occupations are agricultural work and making items from bamboo and straw like baskets and mats. Many Bhoi Kharbind own land but some work as landless laborers.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Kharbind Bhoi people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are other Hindus who are much more philosophical, especially among the Brahmins.
Almost all Hindus participate in yearly celebrations like Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring / Diwali, the festival of lights / Navratri, the celebration of autumn / and Rama Navami, Rama’s birthday.


What Are Their Needs?

There is a lot of pressure to remain in the religious system of one's ancestors. For this reason, it is important that those who go as Christ' ambassadors reach community leaders first.


Prayer Points

There may be no believers among the Bhoi at the present time. Pray that God brings many into his kingdom soon.
Pray that the Kharbind leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead others to him so that their entire community can be blessed by God.
Pray that gospel materials and radio programs in Hindi will lead them to salvation.
Pray for a movement of Bhoi Kharbind households to study the Bible and accept the blessings of Christ.


Scripture Prayers for the Bhoi Kharbind in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Bhoi Kharbind
People Name in Country Bhoi Kharbind
Natural Name Kharbind Bhoi
Pronunciation kar-BEEND boh-EE
Alternate Names Kairata; Kewat; Kharkasa; Kharkata; भोइ खर्बिंद
Population this Country 616,000
Population all Countries 627,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 12
People ID 21118
ROP3 Code 117941
ROP25 Code 301161
ROP25 Name Bhoi
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 5
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
583,000
Chhattisgarh
14,000
Bihar
13,000
Jharkhand
800
Madhya Pradesh
700
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 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 5
  Uttar Pradesh 583,000
  Chhattisgarh 14,000
  Bihar 13,000
  Jharkhand 800
  Madhya Pradesh 700
Website South Asia Peoples
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.
Primary Language Hindi (331,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
Bhojpuri
166,000
Chhattisgarhi
7,700
Awadhi
5,000
Maithili
2,900
Bundeli
800
Angika
800
Kanauji
200
Primary Language Hindi (331,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  Bhojpuri 166,000
  Chhattisgarhi 7,700
  Awadhi 5,000
  Maithili 2,900
  Bundeli 800
  Angika 800
  Kanauji 200
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  (1818-2022)
FCBH NT (www.bible.is) Online
YouVersion NT (www.bible.com) Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament DAVAR Partners International
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture Talking Bibles
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Rivka video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Rock International: King of Glory Rock International
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Hope Video Mars Hill Media
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
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Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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