Bhat, Muslim in Nepal






Largest Religion

Main Language



The Bhat are known for their 'phakra' (speaking poetically in praise of others). Their women wear vermilion and iron bangles as marriage symbols. They are mainly a landowning community. Muslim Bhat are Hindu converts to Islam. The Muslim Bhat place themselves in the higher order of Muslim communities. Regarding their funeral practices, the kalma and some verses from the Quran are recited in the ears of a dying person.

Ministry Obstacles

The Muslim Bhat in Nepal is a tiny community and may be difficult to even find.

Outreach Ideas

Pray that Christians in the tribes near the Muslim Bhat in Nepal will be prompted by the Lord to take the good news of Christ to these people. Pray they will be able to overcome tribal hostilities.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are no known Christians among the Muslim Bhat in Nepal, India or Pakistan. But pray for the many the Lord will soon lead to himself in these countries. Pray they will soon see Jesus as deity, the very Son of God.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray this small community in Nepal will be able to live in harmony with their neighbors, especially their Hindu neighbors.

Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Bhat, Muslim
People Name in Country Bhat, Muslim
Population in Nepal 200
World Population 282,000
Countries 3
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bahrot, Bhaat, Bhatti, Brahma Bhat, Brahmabhat, Brahmabhatta, Dasund, Jaga, Kavi, Muslim Bhat, Ramavat, Rao
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Nepali-Pahari
People Name General Bhat, Muslim
Ethnic Code CNN25r
People ID 16407
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file:  3  (up to 20 largest shown)
Bheri (100) Lumbini (60) Rapti (20)
Total States on file:  3  (up to 20 largest shown)
Bheri (100) Lumbini (60)
Rapti (20)
Languages & Dialects on file:  4  (up to 20 largest shown)
Nepali (90) Bhojpuri (50) Awadhi (40) Urdu (40)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Nepali 90 Bhojpuri 50
Awadhi 40 Urdu 40

For Main Lanugage: Nepali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1850-1961)
New Testament Yes   (1821-2010)
Complete Bible Yes   (1914-2004)
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings General Ministry Resources
Audio Recordings Nepali Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Nepali
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter International Bible Society
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
100.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source: Isudas   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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