Kharot 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 Bhoi peoples have traditionally done manual labor, which puts them in the fourth of four caste categories, the Shudras. They were once nomadic.


Where Are they Located?

The Kharot Bhoi peoples are a large group that is scattered all over India and Nepal.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Bhoi people have different roles in the various states of India. In all states they do farm work. In Gujarat, they are often fishermen or water-carriers. In Odisha they have lower status because they work as leather workers. Anyone who works with “dead” materials like hides is considered polluted by Hindu society.

The Kharot Bhoi have a higher status than other Bhoi communities because they are often landowners. They are not wealthy, but they own the land under their feet.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Kharot Bhoi community is entirely Hindu. Every family has a number of Hindu deities that they worship in hopes of gaining safety and prosperity. As Hindus, the Kharot Bhoi believe that by performing rituals and good works that they will attain moksha or freedom from the endless cycle of birth, death and rebirth. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods hoping for a blessing.


What Are Their Needs?

Ask God to deliver families and communities within the Bhoi people from fears that hinder them from embracing His blessings. They look to Hindu gods, but the only One who can save them from what they fear is the Lord Himself.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Bhoi Kharot in India.

* Pray for the Lord to raise up a strong disciple making movement to saturate the hearts and minds of the Kharot Boi people in India.
* Pray for God's blessing, strengthening and healing of Bhoi families and communities through the abundant life Jesus offers to all who call on His name.
* Pray for God's blessing on Kharot Bhoi leaders, along with their families, and for their communities to welcome and enjoy God’s blessing.
* Pray for the Lord to multiply the reception and influence of His Word, leading the Kharot Bhoi people to love Him with their whole being.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/16429/IN
https://en.wikipedia.org/wik/Bhoi
http://www.bhoivivah.com/bhoi_matrimony_brides_grooms_indivi.php?id=BG10300


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Bhoi Kharot
People Name in Country Bhoi Kharot
Natural Name Kharot Bhoi
World Population 183,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 4
Alternate Names भोइ खरोट
People ID 21119
ROP3 Code 117942
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 6
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
123,000
Bihar
24,000
Chhattisgarh
23,000
Jharkhand
3,500
Madhya Pradesh
3,300
Uttarakhand
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 6
  Uttar Pradesh 123,000
  Bihar 24,000
  Chhattisgarh 23,000
  Jharkhand 3,500
  Madhya Pradesh 3,300
  Uttarakhand 100
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Hindi (98,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 10
Secondary Languages
Bhojpuri
55,000
Chhattisgarhi
15,000
Maithili
6,200
Angika
1,800
Bengali
500
Kanauji
400
Malvi
60
Awadhi
50
Kumaoni
50
Primary Language Hindi (98,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 10
Secondary Languages
  Bhojpuri 55,000
  Chhattisgarhi 15,000
  Maithili 6,200
  Angika 1,800
  Bengali 500
  Kanauji 400
  Malvi 60
  Awadhi 50
  Kumaoni 50
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
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 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.
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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