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Bhoi Kharot in India

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Bhoi Kharot in India

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Introduction / History
The Bhoi peoples have traditionally done manual labor, which puts them in the fourth of four caste categories. They were once nomadic.

Where are they located?
The Kharot Bhoi peoples are a large group that is scattered all over India and Nepal.

What are their lives like?
The Bhoi people have different roles in the various states of India. In all states they do farm work. In Gujarat, they are often fishermen or water-carriers. In Odisha they have lower status because they work as leather workers. Anyone who works with "dead" materials like hides is considered polluted by Hindu society.

The Kharot Bhoi have a higher status than other Bhoi communities because they are often landowners. They are not wealthy, but they own the land under their feet.

What are their beliefs?
The Kharot Bhoi community is entirely Hindu. Every family has a number of Hindu deities that they worship in hopes of gaining safety and prosperity. As Hindus, the Kharot Bhoi 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 visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods hoping for a blessing.

What are their needs?
Ask God to deliver families and communities within the Bhoi people from fears that hinder them from embracing His blessings. They look to Hindu gods, but the only One who can save them from what they fear is the Lord Himself.

Prayer Points
Pray for the Lord to raise up a strong disciple making movement to saturate the hearts and minds of the Kharot Boi people in India.
Pray for God's blessing, strengthening and healing of Bhoi families and communities through the abundant life Jesus offers to all who call on His name.
Pray for God's blessing on Kharot Bhoi leaders, along with their families, and for their communities to welcome and enjoy God's blessing.
Pray for the Lord to multiply the reception and influence of His Word, leading the Kharot Bhoi people to love Him with their whole being.


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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:214,000
Largest States:
Uttar Pradesh (145,000)Chhattisgarh (31,000)
Bihar (28,000)Jharkhand (4,100)
Madhya Pradesh (4,000)Uttarakhand (100)
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Bhoi Kharot
People Name General: Bhoi Kharot
Alternate People Names:
भोइ खरोट
ROP3 Code: 117942
Joshua Project People ID: 21119
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 214,000
Population all Countries: 221,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - Bhoi
People Name General: Bhoi Kharot
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Hindi (99,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bhojpuri (55,000)Chhattisgarhi (17,000)
Maithili (6,200)Angika (1,800)
Bengali (500)Kanauji (400)
Malvi (60)Awadhi (50)
Kumaoni (50)
Total Languages: 10
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism100.00 % 
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
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1806-1962
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1835-2022
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Bhoi Kharot in India

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