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Bhuiya Ghatwar in India

Bhuiya Ghatwar

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Map source: Omid / Joshua Project
Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
308,000 Magahi Hinduism 0.16 % Unknown   

Bhuiya Ghatwar in India

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Introduction / History
The Bhuiya are a scheduled caste in Bihar and West Bengal. Their name means owner of soil. They have a low literacy level so the gospel will need to be given in oral form.

In Bihar they speak Magahi and Hindi. They are not vegetarians and eat wheat and rice. They are mainly landless. Some work as laborers and some do other work. They have six groups including the Ghatwar. Modern medicine is used by them. Hinduism is their religion.

In West Bengal they speak in Bengali and Hindi. Agriculture and laboring are their main work.

In Uttar Pradesh they speak in Hindi. They used to be nomads. Agriculture is their main work.

Prayer Points
* Pray that gospel recordings will lead them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that they will be lifted up in prayer by many in the family of God.

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999

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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:308,000
Largest States:
Jharkhand (215,000)West Bengal (53,000)
Bihar (26,000)Odisha (9,900)
Tripura (400)Andaman and Nicobar Islands (200)
Total States on file:7
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Bhuiya Ghatwar
People Name General: Bhuiya Ghatwar
Alternate People Names:
भुईया घटवार
ROP3 Code: 117945
Joshua Project People ID: 21122
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 308,000
Population all Countries: 309,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Hindi
People Name General: Bhuiya Ghatwar
Ethnic Code: CNN25e
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Magahi (118,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mag    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (117,000)Bengali (44,000)
Odia (9,800)Powari (3,900)
Bhojpuri (3,000)Angika (600)
Degaru (600)Maithili (300)
Santhali (100)Mundari (20)
Total Languages: 11
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.05 % 
Christianity0.16 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.65 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.13 % 
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 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1890-2009
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Magahi
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Magahi
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
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Bhuiya Ghatwar in India

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