Brahmin Bhumihar in India

Unreached of the Day  4/01/2021

Brahmin Bhumihar in India

pronounced: BOO-mee-har BRAH-min

The Bhumihar Brahmin are a landowning caste of northeast India. The name Bhumihar means "landowner." They gained much of their property through military service during the Mughal period. They served as zamidars, aristocrats who collected taxes for the Muslim rulers. Later on during the British period, the Bhumihars sometimes served in the British army and at other times fought against British rule. The Bhumihar are active in politics and serve as government leaders in the states of northeast India. Their primary language is Hindi.

Ministry Obstacles

The Brahmins are the highest caste in Hinduism. They are proud of their heritage and status. Pride can be an obstacle for living as Jesus would have us live.

Outreach Ideas

Indian believers from a Brahmin background can befriend and share the gospel with the Bhumihar. Believers who are native speakers of English can help the Bhumihar with their language skills.

Scripture Focus

Those who live at the ends of the earth stand in awe of your wonders. From where the sun rises to where it sets, you inspire shouts of joy. Ps 65:8

Scripture Prayer

May many from this people group stand in awe of the Lord’s deeds and joyfully follow Him.

Prayer Focus

There are no known believers in Christ among the Bhumihar Brahmins of India. God will change that piece of information if His people pray for the Bhumihar. * Pray for Holy Spirit directed Christ followers to go to Brahmin Bhumihar communities and live out the teachings of Christ among them. * Pray for Christ to reveal Himself to the Bhumihar Brahmins in such a way that they will be compelled to follow Him and accept His blessings. * Pray for a disciple-making movement to emerge in every Bhumihar community.



People Name Bhumihar Brahmin
Pronunciation:BOO-mee-har BRAH-min
Country India
10/40 Window Yes
Population 2,760,000
World Population 2,776,600
Language Hindi
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