426,000 (2001 census). Ethnic population: 2,000,000 (1986 All India Powar Council).
Madhya Pradesh, Balaghat, Seoni, Chindwara, and Betul districts; Maharashtra, Wardha, Bhandara, and Gondia districts.
Bhoyar Powari (Bhomiyari, Bhoyari, Bhoyaroo, Bhuiyar, Bhuria, Bohoyeri), Vyneganga Powari, Govari of Seoni, Khalari, Koshti, Kumbhari, Lodhi, Marari. Reported intelligibility between Bhoyar and Vyneganga. Balaghat District dialect considered central among Bhoyar and Vyneganga varieties. Lexical similarity: 60%–87% among dialects; 80%–83% with Koshti, Kumbhari, and Khalari sub-groups; 49%–65% with Bagheli [bfy], 46%–64% with Bundeli [bns].
Younger generation is getting education. Hindu.