Photo Source: COMIBAM / Sepal
Map Source: Anonymous
|People Name:||Bhojpuri Bihari|
|Christian Adherents:||5.00 %|
|Online Audio NT:||No|
|People Cluster:||South Asia Hindu - other|
|Affinity Bloc:||South Asian Peoples|
The world is truly a melting pot of peoples from all tongues, tribes and nations. They often migrate to places far from their countries of origin. Such is the case of the Bhojpuri Biharis. The partition of India in 1947 led to huge migrations all over the world. A large number of people from the Bihar Province of British India moved to various parts of the world to work as indentured laborers. Some even went to South Africa, where the community found employment and was able to put down roots working in sugarcane, cocoa, rice and rubber plantations.
The majority of the Biharis of South Africa practice Hinduism, and only a few claim to be Christians of any sort. That is a start, but they remain officially unreached.
Now, the Biharis in South Africa have prospered, are better educated, and have a higher rate of literacy. It is possible to reach the better educated Biharis with printed resources. However, visual means, such as the JESUS Film, will be more effective with those who either can't or won't read.
Pray for the very few Bible believing Biharis in South Africa to feel the call to reach out to their fellow Biharis with the gospel message.
Pray for a people movement to Jesus Christ during the 2020s among the Biharis of South Africa.