Bhat, Hindu in Pakistan

Population

12,600

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Joshua Project


Introduction

The Bhat are known for 'phakra' (speaking poetically in praise of others). The Bhats are an offshoot of Brahmans, 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.

Profile Source: Joshua Project

People Name General Bhat, Hindu
People Name in Country Bhat, Hindu
Population in Pakistan 12,600
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bahrot, Batera, Battera, Batterha, Bhaat, Bhaot, Bhata, Bhatra, Bhatraju, Bhatrose, Bhatu, Bohrot, Brahma Bhat, Brahmabhat, Brahmabhatta, Charan, Darpi, Dasund, Digpal, Jaga, Jasondhi, Kavi, Maru, Mary, Rai, Ramavat, Ramiya, Rana, Rao, Rathor, Rau, Salui, Salvi, Sotiya, Swali
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Bhat, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25c
Country Pakistan
Continent Asia
Region Central Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Sindhi (9,500) Seraiki (2,100) Marwari (600) Panjabi, Western (90)
Koli, Parkari (60) Bagri (30)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Sindhi 9,500 Seraiki 2,100
Marwari 600 Panjabi, Western 90
Koli, Parkari 60 Bagri 30
Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
100.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
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