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Bhulia in India



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
149,000 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.

References
http://www.indianetzone.com/50/bhulia_caste.htm

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:10 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:149,000
Largest States:
Odisha (114,000)Chhattisgarh (34,000)
Uttar Pradesh (400)Maharashtra (100)
Delhi (100)
Total States on file:5
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Bhulia
People Name General: Bhulia
Alternate People Names:
BholiaBholwa
BhoriyaBhul
MeherMihir
भूलिया
ROP3 Code: 111570
Joshua Project People ID: 16419
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 149,000
Population all Countries: 149,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - Other
People Name General: Bhulia
Ethnic Code: CNN25l
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Odia (117,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ory    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Chhattisgarhi (19,000)Hindi (7,900)
Bengali (1,700)Kui (500)
Munda (300)Pengo (80)
Santhali (60)Bodo Parja (50)
Ho (50)
Total Languages: 10
   
 
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:
1809-2000Audio
Complete Bible: 1815-2004
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 RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Odia
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)
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: ODIA - Oriya
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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