Bhat, Hindu in India



Population

1,366,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


A Pilgrimage

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Introduction

The Bhat are known for 'phakra' (speaking poetically in praise of others). The Bhats are an offshoot of Brahmins, as their name is merely a corruption of the term Brahman. They are mainly a landowning community. They work in temples as priests who sometimes read the Bhagat and Puranas. They worship Tusu and Bhadu and local deities such as Kudra. The Bhat shun manual work. Literacy is very low among the Bhat, particularly among women.


Ministry Obstacles

The Bhat community speaks over 40 languages. Evangelistic and church planting efforts need to accommodate these language subdivisions. The low literacy rate suggests the need for oral communication of the Gospel message.


Outreach Ideas

Christian workers can carry the good news of Jesus to the Bhat community using Gospel films and recordings in the various languages spoken by the community.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There may be no followers of Christ today among the Hindu Bhat, but pray for those the Lord will soon call to himself. Pray they will live a life worthy of their calling in Christ. Pray also for the availability of resources such as Scripture and Gospel recordings.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray each individual in the Bhat community who is capable of making a decision about Christ will be given at least one opportunity to do so. Pray the message will be in the mother tongue of the individual, and will be clearly presented.


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Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-08-11
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-08-30
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-09-13
People Name General Bhat, Hindu
People Name in Country Bhat, Hindu
Population in India 1,366,000
World Population 1,382,000
Countries 4
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Baghmundi, Bahi Bhati, Bahrot, Baram Bhatt, Batera, Battera, Batterha, Bhaat, Bhaot, Bhat, Bhat Brahman, Bhata, Bhatra, Bhatraju, Bhatrazu, Bhatrose, Bhats, Bhatta Goswami, Bhatu, Biram Bhatt, Bohrot, Brahm Bhatt, Brahma Bhat, Brahmabhat, Brahmabhatta, Brahmbhatt, Chara, Charan, Chare, Dabaut, Darpi, Dasund, Digpal, Jaga, Jagabhat, Jagawa, Jasondhi, Jathikirthulu, Jyotshi, Kanjar, Karvan Bhat, Kavi, Kavi Brahman, Maru, Mary, Naik, Panchakat, Rai, Rai Bhatt, Raj Bhat, Raju, Ramavat, Ramiya, Ramiya Rathor, Ran, Rana, Rao, Rathor, Rathore, Rau, Salui, Salvi, Sivachandi, Sotiya, Swali, Takur, Thakur
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Bhat, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25c
People ID 16406
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 21  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  24  (up to 20 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh (335,000) Rajasthan (227,000) Bihar (166,000) Madhya Pradesh (125,000)
Gujarat (122,000) Haryana (52,000) Himachal Pradesh (52,000) Telangana (50,000)
Maharashtra (45,000) West Bengal (44,000) Jharkhand (39,000) Delhi (30,000)
Chhattisgarh (25,000) Punjab (16,000) Karnataka (14,000) Odisha (8,300)
Uttarakhand (6,800) Andhra Pradesh (6,700) Chandigarh (1,400) Tamil Nadu (800)
Total States on file:  24  (up to 20 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh (335,000) Rajasthan (227,000)
Bihar (166,000) Madhya Pradesh (125,000)
Gujarat (122,000) Haryana (52,000)
Himachal Pradesh (52,000) Telangana (50,000)
Maharashtra (45,000) West Bengal (44,000)
Jharkhand (39,000) Delhi (30,000)
Chhattisgarh (25,000) Punjab (16,000)
Karnataka (14,000) Odisha (8,300)
Uttarakhand (6,800) Andhra Pradesh (6,700)
Chandigarh (1,400) Tamil Nadu (800)
Languages & Dialects on file:  45  (up to 20 largest shown)
Hindi (719,000) Gujarati (111,000) Marwari (67,000) Bhojpuri (61,000)
Telugu (52,000) Bengali (38,000) Magahi (34,000) Dhundari (23,000)
Panjabi, Eastern (21,000) Mewari (20,000) Merwari (19,000) Chhattisgarhi (17,000)
Maithili (17,000) Kanauji (16,000) Awadhi (15,000) Kangri (13,000)
Kannada (10,000) Sindhi (10,000) Mandeali (8,100) Marathi (7,700)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 719,000 Gujarati 111,000
Marwari 67,000 Bhojpuri 61,000
Telugu 52,000 Bengali 38,000
Magahi 34,000 Dhundari 23,000
Panjabi, Eastern 21,000 Mewari 20,000
Merwari 19,000 Chhattisgarhi 17,000
Maithili 17,000 Kanauji 16,000
Awadhi 15,000 Kangri 13,000
Kannada 10,000 Sindhi 10,000
Mandeali 8,100 Marathi 7,700
For Primary Language: Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible Visuals General
Bible: Hindi Holy Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Hindi Holy Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
Christ for the Nations Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Film / Video
Following Jesus (India, JF Project) Film / Video
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
Hindi Bible Text / Printed Matter
Hindi Bible stories Audio Recordings
International Bible Society Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Hindi Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online Bible (Bibles India) Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.99 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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