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Bharia Bhumia in India

Bharia Bhumia

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
325,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.12 % Unknown   

Bharia Bhumia in India

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Summary
The Bharia Bhumia is a forest-dwelling Scheduled Tribe of Madhya Pradesh. They have various clans which regulate marriage alliances. Some of these clans are Bhardia, Bijaria, Amelia, Bagothia, Pachalia, Thakaria, and Mehania. The Bharia are wage-earners, as most are landless. A part of their livelihood is derived from collecting and selling firewood. Some work as laborers for contractors, while a few work as rickshaw-pullers and errand boys. Some are engaged as sharecroppers and graziers. They worship deities like Hanuman. They also worship most of the Gond deities like Baradeo, Buradeo, and Nagbaba. Their important festivals are Holi, Diwali, Bhujalia, Akhati, Shivratri, and Rakhi. Their literacy rate is very low.

Ministry Obstacles
A low literacy rate suggests that printed presentations of the Gospel will be inadequate for the Bharia community. Stories from scripture, recordings, and videos will all be needed and useful.

Outreach Ideas
Jesus needs to be presented to them as more than just another deity in their pantheon of gods. Pray God's people will relate the story of the One who is above all.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Several in the Bharia community have identified themselves as Christians to the Indian census. Please pray for teachers to be sent to these people, to help them become firmly established as followers of Jesus.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for the Bharia to see the importance of providing a good education for their children. They very much need to raise the literacy rate in their community, and they need to acquire skills to make them employable.

Scripture Focus
"Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. Ascribe to the Lord the glory due His name." 1 Chronicles 16:28-29

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:15 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:325,000
Largest States:
Madhya Pradesh (198,000)Chhattisgarh (114,000)
Odisha (11,000)Maharashtra (1,200)
Total States on file:4
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Bharia Bhumia
People Name General: Bharia Bhumia
Alternate People Names:
BhariaBhuinhar
Bhuinhar BhumiaBhumia
PalihaPando'
भारिया भूमिया
ROP3 Code: 111491
Joshua Project People ID: 16352
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 325,000
Population all Countries: 325,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Hindi
People Name General: Bharia Bhumia
Ethnic Code: CNN25g
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Hindi (158,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bharia (130,000)Chhattisgarhi (15,000)
Odia (13,000)Sadri (2,200)
Bundeli (1,900)Marathi (900)
Gondi, Northern (700)Gujarati (500)
Bhili (400)Halbi (400)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 33
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.02 % 
Christianity0.12 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.19 % 
Islam0.06 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.04 % 
Unknown0.56 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1806-1962
New Testament:
1811-1998Audio
Complete Bible: 1818-2000
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsHindi Bible stories
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoA Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoA Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoAasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoCoconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoCreation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoFathers Love Letter
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoHaqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoRivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoTen Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoThe Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video: View in Hindi
Film / VideoThe Price of Life (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoYeshu Satsang (Indigitube.tv)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
GeneralYeshu Samaj
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterHindi Bible
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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