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Bhoi (Hindu traditions) in Nepal

Bhoi (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
151,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Bhoi (Hindu traditions) in Nepal

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Summary
The Bhoi community is mainly a landowning one, but a few are landless. A Brahmin priest officiates at marriages. At the wedding, the bride and groom walk around the fire seven times. They work in temples and are therefore accorded a high status in society. Every house has an altar to Manasamata. Beside this, there are images of Khandoba and a few other gods and goddesses. Every family has a number of deities.

Ministry Obstacles
Nominal Christians who don't truly follow Christ's teachings may be an impediment to the Bhoi. Pray they will be able to see that there is a difference between disciples of Christ and those who are Christian only in name.

Outreach Ideas
Ask God to deliver families and communities within the Bhoi people from fears that hinder them from embracing His blessings.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There may be no followers of Jesus among the Hindu Bhoi community at present, but pray for the ones that will soon be found. Pray they will be zealous to learn of Christ and follow him. Pray they will keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray that the Bhoi community will be able to care adequately for their families. Pray they will make schooling a priority for their children, so the children will be equipped to live in modern times.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2013-11-02
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Country: Nepal
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:32 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:151,000
Largest Provinces:
Janakpur (56,000)Lumbini (44,000)
Kosi (27,000)Sagarmatha (15,000)
Narayani (4,300)Bheri (1,100)
Mechi (900)Bagmati (500)
Seti (100)Gandaki (70)
Total Provinces on file:11
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Bhoi (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Bhoi (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
BasuriBhoiraj
BhoirajaBoya Bestha
Chotra BansiDhimal
DhunarEsta
JalcatriJalia
JeleKahar
KaibartyaKamti
KeotKeuta
ROP3 Code: 111580
Joshua Project People ID: 16429
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 151,000
Population all Countries: 6,639,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Hindi
People Name General: Bhoi (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25g
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Maithili (98,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mai    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bhojpuri (37,000)Awadhi (14,000)
Angika (2,300)Magahi (1,900)
Nepali (700)Hindi (600)
Rangpuri (50)Bengali (50)
Total Languages: 9
   
 
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
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Yes
New Testament:
2010Audio
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 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 RecordingsOral Bible stories in Maithili
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoGood News
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Maithili
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible: jivən səndesh
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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