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Desua Bhumij in India

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
600 Odia Hinduism 4.49 % Unknown   

Desua Bhumij in India

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Introduction / History
The Desua Bhumij are related to the Munda and Santal peoples by language. This language is one of the Bengali-based languages. Historically, the Bhumij have been rulers; thus they claim a higher social status than others from their language group.

Where are they located?
The Desua Bhumij people live in West Bengal, a state in eastern India.

What are their lives like?
Many today are farmers. However, they also work on the tea plantations of India's northeast, in the steel industry, or as day laborers for local Hindu landowners.

What are their beliefs?
While the Bhumij people tend to preserve their own religious beliefs, most are Hindus. They have adopted the Hindu deities in addition to their own tribal gods and goddesses. They have a firm belief in an almighty creator and also in "mother earth."

What are their needs?
The Desua Bhumij people need the chance to earn a better living and to live with the dignity of knowing their Creator and Lord.

Prayer Points
Pray for the Holy Spirit to give the Desua Bhumij people teachable and understanding hearts.
Pray that a strong movement of the Holy Spirit will bring entire Desua Bhumij families into a rich experience of God's blessing.
Pray for Desua Bhumij families to be drawn by the Holy Spirit to seek forgiveness, and to understand the adequacy of Christ's work on the cross.
Pray for teams of believers to do sustained, focused prayer for the Lord to open the hearts of Desua Bhumij family leaders to experience God's blessing through a movement of family-based discovery Bible studies.


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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:600
Largest States:
Odisha (600)
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Desua Bhumij
People Name General: Desua Bhumij
Alternate People Names:
देसौ भूमीज़
ROP3 Code: 111902
Joshua Project People ID: 16681
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 600
Population all Countries: 600
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - other
People Name General: Desua Bhumij
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Odia (400 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ory    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Mundari: Bhumij (50)Gadaba, Mudhili (30)
Bengali (20)Oriya, Adivasi (20)
Duruwa (10)Sora (10)
Ho (Unknown)Juang (Unknown)
Hindi (Unknown)Koya (Unknown)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 12
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity4.49 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism95.33 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.18 % 
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: 1811-1956
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1815-2021
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 Audio Scripture
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus video
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Odia
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoMy Last Day video, anime
Film / VideoRivka video
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel resources links
GeneralGospel resources links
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralZume Training
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file
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Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: Odia
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path
Text / Printed MatterTools for faith conversations
Text / Printed MatterTopical Scripture booklets and Bible stu ...
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Desua Bhumij in India

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