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Bhoksa in India


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
70,000 Buksa Hinduism 0.03 % Unknown No   

Bhoksa in India

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Introduction / History
The Bhoksa are a Scheduled Tribe of India who live mostly in Uttarakhand in their capital Dehradun and in the Nainital region in the lowland of the Himalayas. Some of them live in Bijnor in Uttarh Pradesh. They are also known as Mehra.

The Bhoksa were animists but are now Hindus. Their ways are similar to those of other Hindu communities. They use Brahmin priests. They are exogamous with several clans that are said to be of the same status as each other.

The Bhoksa speak a Tharu language and Hindi. They work mainly in cultivating but many are mountain guides too.

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Pray that the Bhoksa will come to see Jesus as the answer they are looking for.
Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.


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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:70,000
Largest States:
Uttarakhand (64,000)Uttar Pradesh (5,800)
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People Name in Country: Bhoksa
People Name General: Bhoksa
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 111671
Joshua Project People ID: 16500
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 70,000
Population all Countries: 70,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - other
People Name General: Bhoksa
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Buksa (56,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): tkb    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (1,400)Garhwali (600)
Kumaoni (500)Kanauji (40)
Nepali (20)Bengali (10)
Punjabi, Eastern (10)Urdu (Unknown)
Sikkimese (Unknown)Dogri (Unknown)
Total Languages: 11
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.03 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.45 % 
Islam0.35 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.05 % 
Unknown0.12 % 
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: 2016
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Buksa
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Bhoksa in India

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      Bhoksa India    
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