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Bodo (Muslim traditions) in India

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
3,200 Boro Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Bodo (Muslim traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
The Bodo are a tribal people who live in northeast India. Most are Hindus but a small group converted to Islam during the Mughal period. Their primary occupations are agriculture, fishing and animal husbandry.

The main languages of the Bodo are Boro and Assamese. Christian resources are available in both languages.

Where are they located?
The Muslims among the Bodo people live in Assam, a state in northeastern India. Some also live in Bangladesh.

What are their lives like?
Most of the Muslim Bodo live in villages in houses built of stone and wood. They grow rice, melons, vegetables, and yams. They will eat meat except for pork. Most families raise chickens and goats and may have a cow for milk. The Bodo make mats and articles from bamboo. Village elders decide legal cases and deal with outsiders. A Bodo man may have more than one wife if he can afford more. Sons inherit property with the eldest son becoming head of the family when the patriarch dies. Families arrange marriages within their group. Dancing and music play a big part of their important ceremonies such wedding, births and holidays.

What are their beliefs?
Though most of the Bodo people of India are part of their own ethnic religion blended with Hinduism, there is a small number that is Muslim. Like many South Asian Muslims, they are not very orthodox in their Islamic beliefs. They are loyal to the Islamic religious system, but on a daily basis, they look to the spirit world for help.

What are their needs?
The Bodo would benefit by learning new job skills and ways to increase their farm production. Solar panels could provide electricity for cell phones and appliances. The Bodo need access to modern medicine. Most of all the Muslim Bodo need to hear and respond to the message of Isa or Jesus. He alone can forgive their sins and make them right with the one, true God.

Prayer Points
Pray for a "Book of Acts" type of movement to Christ among the Muslim Bodo people.
Pray for the Bodo people to understand and embrace that Jesus wants to bless their families and neighborhoods.
Pray for Holy Spirit anointed believers from the Bodo people to change their society from within.
Pray for a movement in which the Holy Spirit leads and empowers Bodo disciples to make more disciples.
Pray for a movement of Jesus to heal and strengthen Muslim Bodo communities.


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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:3,200
Largest States:
Assam (3,200)
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People Name in Country: Bodo (Muslim traditions)
People Name General: Bodo (Muslim traditions)
Alternate People Names:
बोडो (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 118288
Joshua Project People ID: 21472
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 3,200
Population all Countries: 3,200
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - other
People Name General: Bodo (Muslim traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Boro (1,700 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): brx    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Assamese (900)Bengali (100)
Total Languages: 3
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam100.00 % 
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: 1906-1961
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1981
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
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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Bodo (Muslim traditions) in India

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      Bodo (Muslim traditions) India    
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