Boya in India

Unreached of the Day  2/17/2021

Boya in India

pronounced: BOW-yah

The Boya or Boyar are a Hindu people who live in south India. The word Boya comes from a word meaning "earth diggers." They have a history of being soldiers and warriors in the armies of south India. Today most Boya work in agriculture growing rice, other grains, vegetables and fruit. Some own land while others work as landless laborers. The Boya are placed within the Shudra, the fourth caste of Hinduism. The primary language of the Boya is Telugu.

Ministry Obstacles

When Boya become believers they may lose income and face shunning from their Hindu family.

Outreach Ideas

Bibles, literature and radio programs are available in Telugu. Telegu speaking churches exist in the area of India where the Boya live. Hindu background believers can reach out to Boya become friends with them and tell them about Jesus.

Scripture Focus

The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to Him. Ps 24:1

Scripture Prayer

Pray that many from today’s people group will recognize that they belong to the Lord, and they can rejoice in that fact!

Prayer Focus

Some Boya believers live on the island nation of Sri Lanka. Pray these believers are trained and go to south India to share the hope of the gospel with other Boya. * Pray that God will release the Boya to enjoy complete peace with God. * Pray for the Boya people to understand and embrace that Jesus wants to bless their families and neighborhoods. * Pray for Boya families to be drawn to Jesus and to the Bible to find out more about Him.

People Name Boya
Country India
10/40 Window Yes
Population 4,031,000
World Population 4,047,000
Language Telugu
Primary Religion Hinduism
Bible Complete
Online Audio NT Yes
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image