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Bhojki in India

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
4,900 Kangri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % No   

Bhojki in India

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Introduction / History
Little is known about the history of Bhojki people. Their name, Bhojki, means "to feed" taken from their duties serving goddesses in the great temples of Kangra and Jawalamukhi.

Where are they located?
The Bhojki people live in Jammu and Kashmir, India.

What are their lives like?
They consider themselves priests to be supported by income of the temples. They are known as a quarrelsome people of low morality, frequently involved in litigation. They eat meat and drink wine. They intermarry among themselves.

What are their beliefs?
The primary religion practiced by the Bhojki is Hinduism, the predominant religious tradition of the Indian subcontinent. There are many forms of Hinduism, each with its own deities and beliefs. They worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. Hindus believe that by performing rituals and good works that they will attain moksha or freedom from the endless cycle of birth, death and rebirth. They officiate in Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a person or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are many forms of Hinduism each with its own deities and beliefs.

The main yearly holidays of the Bhojki people are Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring/Diwali, the festival of lights/Navratri, the celebration of autumn/and Rama Navami, Rama's birthday.

What are their needs?
Although audio, visual and written Bible resources are available in their Kangri language, they remain unreached and unengaged with the truth of the gospel. Their greatest need is to understand the infinite love of Almighty God for them and his provisional payment of the penalty for their sins.

Prayer Points
Pray for gospel workers to catch a vision for reaching the Bhojki people for Jesus and that in God's sovereign timing their hearts would be open and ready to follow Him.
Pray for Jesus movements to bless extended Bhojki families so the gospel will spread rapidly among this people group.
Pray for the spiritual lives of the Bhojki people to become fruitful as they follow Christ.
Pray for the lives and culture of the Bhojki people to evidence the rule and reign of the Kingdom of God as they open to the gospel, and for the beauty of Jesus to be seen in them.


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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:4,900
Largest States:
Himachal Pradesh (3,300)Punjab (1,500)
Chandigarh (50)
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Bhojki
People Name General: Bhojki
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 111582
Joshua Project People ID: 16431
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 4,900
Population all Countries: 4,900
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Bhojki
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Kangri (2,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): xnr    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Punjabi, Eastern (1,400)Pahari, Kullu (300)
Bilaspuri (200)Mandeali (100)
Chambeali (60)Chinali (50)
Total Languages: 7
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.44 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.56 % 
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: 1969-2007
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
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
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Kangri
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralGospel resources links
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: Kangri
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
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Bhojki in India

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People Cluster
    South Asia Hindu - other     Asia, South    
      Bhojki India    
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            Bhojki in India          
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