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Bhojpuri Bihari in South Africa

Bhojpuri Bihari

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
57,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 5.00 % 0.50 %   

Bhojpuri Bihari in South Africa

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The world is truly a melting pot of peoples from all tongues, tribes and nations. They often migrate to places far from their countries of origin. Such is the case of the Bhojpuri Biharis. The partition of India in 1947 led to huge migrations all over the world. A large number of people from the Bihar Province of British India moved to various parts of the world to work as indentured laborers. Some even went to South Africa, where the community found employment and was able to put down roots working in sugarcane, cocoa, rice and rubber plantations.

Ministry Obstacles
The majority of the Biharis of South Africa practice Hinduism, and only a few claim to be Christians of any sort. That is a start, but they remain officially unreached.

Outreach Ideas
Now, the Biharis in South Africa have prospered, are better educated, and have a higher rate of literacy. It is possible to reach the better educated Biharis with printed resources. However, visual means, such as the JESUS Film, will be more effective with those who either can't or won't read.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray for the very few Bible believing Biharis in South Africa to feel the call to reach out to their fellow Biharis with the gospel message.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for a people movement to Jesus Christ during the 2020s among the Biharis of South Africa.

Scripture Focus
Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

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Country: South Africa
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, East and Southern
10/40 Window: No
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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: Bhojpuri Bihari
People Name General: Bhojpuri Bihari
Alternate People Names:
Indo-Mauritian MuslimMarathi
UrduUrdu Speakers
ROP3 Code: 101368
Joshua Project People ID: 10823
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 57,000
Population all Countries: 84,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Bhojpuri Bihari
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Bhojpuri (57,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): bho    Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect:Purbi
Dialect Code:830
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity5.00 %(Evangelical: 0.50 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism80.00 % 
Islam10.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small5.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent15.00 %
Protestant50.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian10.00 %
Roman Catholic25.00 %
(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
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
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)
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Audio Bible app as APK File fro ...
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Bhojpuri Bihari in South Africa

Global                 Global
  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    South Asia Hindu - other     Africa, East and Southern    
      Bhojpuri Bihari South Africa    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Bhojpuri Bihari in South Africa          
      Religion Language  
      Hinduism     Bhojpuri  
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