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Bodla in India



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
200 Punjabi, Eastern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Bodla in India

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Introduction / History
This people group's population is quite small. They may have assimilated into larger surrounding groups and may no longer be recognizable as a distinct group.

Where are they located?
They are located in Haryana and Gujarat.

What are their lives like?
The Bodla people face the same problem as most subsistence farmers. In order to earn enough money to buy seeds to plant a new crop, they must earn money on the previous year's crop. And if last year's crop is destroyed, they become even more poor, without any means to earn a living.

What are their beliefs?
The Bodla people are Sunni Muslim, the largest branch of Islam. They believe that the One, Supreme God, Allah, spoken through his prophet, Mohammed, and taught mankind how to live a righteous life through the Koran and the Hadith. To live a righteous life, you must utter the Shahada (a statement of faith), pray five times a day facing Mecca, fast from sunup to sundown during the month of Ramadan, give alms to the poor, and make a pilgrimage to Mecca if you have the means. Muslims are prohibited from drinking alcohol, eating pork, gambling, stealing, slandering, and making idols. They gather for corporate prayer on Friday afternoons at a mosque, their place of worship.

The two main holidays for Sunni Muslims are Eid al Fitr, the breaking of the monthly fast and Eid al Adha, the celebration of Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son to Allah.

In most of the Muslim world, peoples like the Bodla depend on the spirit world for their daily needs since they regard Allah as too distant. Allah may determine their eternal salvation, but the spirits determine how well we live in our daily lives. For that reason, they must appease the spirits. The often use charms and amulets to help them with spiritual forces.

What are their needs?
Although audio, visual, and written Bible resources are available in Punjabi, their spoken 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 the Bodla culture to be renewed and enhanced by a work of the Holy Spirit and shaped into a God-centered and God-honoring mold.
* Pray for the Holy Spirit to move among Bodla family and community leaders to seek His face and enjoy His blessings.
* Pray for the Lord to thrust out workers who will be compelled to nurture a disciple making movement among the Bodla people.
* Pray that soon the Bodla people will have faith that will lead them to live honorable lives that will draw others to the Savior.
* Pray that the Bodlas people will experience an abundant harvest this year. Pray for them to also be blessed by the abundant spiritual resources lavished on us by Christ, the King.

References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bodla
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/Bodla-People/

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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:200
Largest States:
Haryana (100)Gujarat (50)
Punjab (20)Himachal Pradesh (10)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Bodla
People Name General: Bodla
Alternate People Names:
Bhodalaबोदला
ROP3 Code: 111661
Joshua Project People ID: 16491
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 200
Population all Countries: 15,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Muslim - other
People Name General: Bodla
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern (100 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): pan    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Kacchi (50)Urdu (20)
Kangri (Unknown)
Total Languages: 4
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam100.00 % 
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: 1818-1954
New Testament:
1815-2011Audio
Complete Bible: 1818-2017
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 RecordingsDAVAR Partners recording, complete Bible
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoEyes of the Heart
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Punjabi, Eastern
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoSatsung of the Sadguru Jesus
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoWho Can Help You?
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: ਪੰਜਾਬੀ - Panjabi
Text / Printed MatterDownload scripture in this language
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Bodla in India

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