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Bhoi Ghogra in Nepal

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
600 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Bhoi Ghogra in Nepal

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Introduction / History
The Ghogra Bhoi community in Nepal is mainly a landowning one, but a few are landless. A Brahmin priest officiates at their weddings. At the wedding, the bride and groom walk around the fire seven times. Some work in temples, so they have higher status than most agricultural peoples.

Where are they located?
The Ghogra Bhoi are scattered in various parts of eastern India. Some from India's Assam state have migrated further north to Nepal where there is a small number of them.

What are their lives like?
Gogra Bhoi people are almost always rural. They are farmers who depend on the elements of the weather and having good soil in order to produce the crops they need. Some of their crops they eat, while they sell part of their harvests to meet other needs.

What are their beliefs?
Every Ghogra Bhoi house has an altar to Manasamata, a Hindu god. Beside this, there are images of Khandoba and a few other gods and goddesses. Every family has a number of deities.

What are their needs?
Ghogra Bhoi people need fresh running water and electricity in their home. Most people in rural India consider these things to be luxuries.

Prayer Points
* Pray for spiritual discernment for these people who depend on fallen spirits to provide for their needs.
* Pray that Indian believers will go as his ambassadors, and take Christ to them in a sensitive, culturally-appropriate way.
* Pray that soon the Ghogra Bhoi people will throw out their idols and put all their trust in Jesus Christ.
* Pray for a Disciple-Making movement among them in both India and Nepal.


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Country: Nepal
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:32 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:600
Largest Provinces:
Lumbini (600)
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Bhoi Ghogra
People Name General: Bhoi Ghogra
Alternate People Names:
भोइ घोग्रा
ROP3 Code: 117940
Joshua Project People ID: 21117
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 600
Population all Countries: 53,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - Bhoi
People Name General: Bhoi Ghogra
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Bhojpuri (600 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): bho    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
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: 1911-1982
New Testament:
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 (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Bhojpuri
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Bhojpuri
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Bhoi Ghogra in Nepal

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People Cluster
    South Asia Hindu - Bhoi     Asia, South    
      Bhoi Ghogra Nepal    
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            Bhoi Ghogra in Nepal          
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