Kharbind 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

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. 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. The two primary languages of the Bhoi Kharbind are Hindi and Bhojpuri.


Ministry Obstacles

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.


Outreach Ideas

Bibles, literature and radio programs exist in Hindi. Hindu background believers can share with the Bhoi Kharbind the blessings of having a relationship with God through Christ.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There may be no believers among the Bhoi at the present time. Pray that God brings many into his kingdom in the near future.


Pray for the Entire People Group

* 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:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Bhoi Kharbind
People Name in Country Bhoi Kharbind
Natural Name Kharbind Bhoi
Pronunciation boh-EE kar-BEEND
World Population 521,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 10
Alternate Names Kairata; Kewat; Kharkasa; Kharkata; भोइ खर्बिंद
People ID 21118
ROP3 Code 117941
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
490,000
Bihar
11,000
Chhattisgarh
10,000
Jharkhand
700
Madhya Pradesh
600
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 490,000
  Bihar 11,000
  Chhattisgarh 10,000
  Jharkhand 700
  Madhya Pradesh 600
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (333,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
Bhojpuri
164,000
Chhattisgarhi
6,900
Awadhi
5,100
Maithili
2,900
Angika
800
Bagheli
600
Bundeli
200
Kanauji
200
Primary Language Hindi (333,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
  Bhojpuri 164,000
  Chhattisgarhi 6,900
  Awadhi 5,100
  Maithili 2,900
  Angika 800
  Bagheli 600
  Bundeli 200
  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  (1835-2012)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
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 Hindi
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / Video Coconuts
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
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)
Film / Video The Hope Video
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
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 Milaap.org  Creative Commons  Used with permission
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more