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Bodo (Hindu traditions) in India

Bodo (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,869,000 Boro Hinduism 9.20 % Unknown   

Bodo (Hindu traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
The Bodo are a people mostly living in Assam in India, mainly in the north region of the Brahmaputra River Valley. They also live in Bangladesh. The Bodo are wanting to be a self-ruling state and this has been and is causing disputes and much trouble as a result.

What are their lives like?
The Bodo speak in a Tibeto-Burmese language and they read and write in Devanagari. They eat rice and fish and pork. They like to drink rice wine. The Bodo like to dance. The Bodo do weaving and also make bamboo items. Many are farmers. They have many tribes and were once dominant in Assam.

What are their beliefs?
Some of the Bodo follow Brahmoism which is a Hindu reform movement. Amongst the Bodo there are Christians too. Some of the Bodo follow Bathouism in which they worship ancestors. They believe that people come from a mixture of sky, earth, air, water and fire. They like to worship near home or in a courtyard. Betel leaves and rice are used for example as offerings. Their most important festival is called Kherai Puja and the altar is put in a rice field. Bathoubwrai is the main deity in Bathouism.

Prayer Points
Pray that Christian materials will bring the Bodo to Jesus Christ.
Pray that the Christians among them will lead the other Bodo to Salvation.
Pray that the disputes and trouble regards self-governing will come to an end
and that a just solution will be found.


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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:1,869,000
Largest States:
Assam (1,756,000)West Bengal (42,000)
Arunachal Pradesh (35,000)Nagaland (17,000)
Meghalaya (2,900)Manipur (1,500)
Mizoram (600)Delhi (200)
Telangana (90)Punjab (60)
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People Name in Country: Bodo (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Bodo (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
Bodo KacariBoro
Boro KachariDimafisia
ROP3 Code: 111662
Joshua Project People ID: 16492
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,869,000
Population all Countries: 1,890,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - other
People Name General: Bodo (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Boro (1,041,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): brx    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Assamese (497,000)Bengali (27,000)
Kachari (1,800)Hindi (1,600)
Rabha (1,000)Garo (700)
Naga, Ao (700)Mising (500)
Adi (300)Santhali (200)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 46
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.05 % 
Christianity9.20 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism90.54 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.02 % 
Unknown0.19 % 
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]   Evangelicals have only a very small representation among all who claim to be Christians.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 4   Greater than or equal to 2% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1906-1961
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1981
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Bodo
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralGospel resources links
GeneralGospel website in this language
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Boro
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