Bhurtia in India

Joshua Project has identified the Bhurtia only in India






Largest Religion

Main Language



The Bhurtia derive their community name from the term bhul because they believe that they were ordained by God to pursue the occupation of buffalo-grazing. They often use Singh as their surname. Child marriage and bride-price are prevalent practices. Their family deities are Dulhadeo, Sitala Devi, Thakur Baba and Panch Piria; village deities are DSh and Garbara Devi, and their regional deity is Bindyabasim Devi. Their sacred specialists are a priest and a sorcerer.

Ministry Obstacles

Madhya Pradesh (the primary home of this people group) has stern laws limiting conversions to Christianity.

Outreach Ideas

Pray that Christian workers who are going house to house throughout India will not overlook the smallish Bhurtia community.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

Even though there may be no followers of Christ among the Bhurtia people at this time we can begin to pray for those who will soon come to Christ. Pray their hearts will be prepared as the Gospel comes to them.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray that Hindu efforts to "re-convert" Christians that were formerly Hindus will not be successful in Madhya Pradesh. Pray the Bhurtia people will have many opportunities to hear the good news of Christ in ways they understand and will accept.

Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

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People Name General Bhurtia
People Name in Country Bhurtia
Population in India 15,000
World Population 15,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Ahir, Bhurtiya, Chhatri, Gujjar
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Bhurtia
Ethnic Code CNN25g
People ID 16438
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:  3  (up to 20 largest shown)
Madhya Pradesh (11,000) Uttar Pradesh (3,500) Gujarat (200)
Total States on file:  3  (up to 20 largest shown)
Madhya Pradesh (11,000) Uttar Pradesh (3,500)
Gujarat (200)

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Languages & Dialects on file:  3  (up to 20 largest shown)
Hindi (13,000) Bagheli (1,600) Chhattisgarhi (400)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 13,000 Bagheli 1,600
Chhattisgarhi 400
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
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
100.00 %
0.00 %
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 %
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Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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