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Bhulia in India


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
173,000 Odia Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Bhulia in India

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Introduction / History
Bhulia are a caste of weavers who are also known as Bholia, Bhoriya, Bholwa, Mehar and Mihir. They have no sub castes. One legend says that the Buhlia migrated to Orissa with the first Chauhan Raja of Patna. It is thought they may belong to a north Indian caste who do not know their origin.

Where are they located?
Bhulia live mostly in Orissa, India.

What are their lives like?
Bhulia people speak the Hindi language. Bible written, audio, and visual resources exist in Hindi, yet Buhlia people remain unreached.

Marriage with the same group is not allowed. They have wedding customs. The bridegroom is expected to carry the bride seven times around the sacrificial fire in a basket. If he cannot, the grandfather of the bride carries them both. The married couple go back to the village after the wedding ceremony. Divorce is allowed and widows are permitted to marry again.

Bhulia eat meat and drink alcohol.

What are their beliefs?
Bhulia people are Hindus and worship most Hindu gods like Shiva, Vishnu and Rama. They also worship family and village Gods. They also worship their ancestors. The celebrate Hindu festivals such as Holi, Diwali and Dusshera.

What are their needs?
Their most important need is to understand that their good works and worship of false gods will never pay the penalty for their sins, and that Almighty Creator God has made a provision for them.

Prayer Points
Pray that Bhulia people will see that their old systems of ethics and religion are not working, and that their only hope is in Jesus Christ.
Pray that intercessors worldwide will regularly pray for salvation of Bhulia people.
Pray for workers to disciple them. Pray that many Bhulia will disciple others until this people group knows that Jesus Christ is Lord.
Ask God to raise up entire families and communities until their culture is transformed to fully glorify God and represent His Kingdom here on earth.


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Global Prayer Digest: 2016-09-22
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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:11 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:173,000
Largest States:
Odisha (130,000)Chhattisgarh (41,000)
Uttar Pradesh (400)Maharashtra (200)
Delhi (100)
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Bhulia
People Name General: Bhulia
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 111570
Joshua Project People ID: 16419
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 173,000
Population all Countries: 173,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Bhulia
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Odia (116,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ory    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Chhattisgarhi (19,000)Hindi (8,500)
Bengali (1,700)Kui (500)
Munda (300)Pengo (80)
Santhali (70)Bodo Parja (50)
Ho (50)Desiya (30)
Total Languages: 11
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism100.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
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: 1811-1956
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1815-2021
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsOnline Audio Scripture
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus video
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Odia
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoMy Last Day video, anime
Film / VideoRivka video
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel resources links
GeneralGospel resources links
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralZume Training
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app from Google Pla ...
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: Odia
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path
Text / Printed MatterTools for faith conversations
Text / Printed MatterTopical Scripture booklets and Bible stu ...
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Bhulia in India

Global                 Global
  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    South Asia Hindu - other     Asia, South    
      Bhulia India    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Bhulia in India          
      Religion Language  
      Hinduism     Odia  
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