Bathada in India

Joshua Project has identified the Bathada only in India






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Bathada people of Karnataka are predominantly rural. Though they are Hindus, they are not vegetarian; the Bathada people are noted for enjoying pork.

Monogamy is the rule for Bathada marriages. In the case of adultery or "maladjustment" either party can divorce the other. They marry later than they used to in past generations. Women contribute about as much as the men to the family economical needs. The Bathada people try to keep their families somewhat small. Women often get a tubectomy after having her third child.

The Hindu Bathada people are also noted for listening to the radio.
* Pray that they will tune in to gospel radio programs.
* Pray for radio broadcasts and gospel recordings to be made readily available the Bathada people.


Some information from "The Scheduled Castes" K. S. Singh, ed. Oxford University Press, USA (1994)

People Name General Bathada
People Name in Country Bathada
Population in India 4,100
World Population 4,100
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Kannada
People Name General Bathada
Ethnic Code CNN23a
People ID 16530
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)
Karnataka (3,600) Tamil Nadu (400) Kerala (90)
Total States on file:  3  (up to 20 largest shown)
Karnataka (3,600) Tamil Nadu (400)
Kerala (90)

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Languages & Dialects on file:  5  (up to 20 largest shown)
Tulu (1,700) Kannada (1,300) Konkani, Goan (800) Tamil (100)
Malayalam (40)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Tulu 1,700 Kannada 1,300
Konkani, Goan 800 Tamil 100
Malayalam 40
For Primary Language: Tulu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1842-1912)
New Testament Yes   (1847-2000)
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
God's Story Video Film / Video
Got Questions Ministry General
Jesus Film: view in Tulu Film / Video
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
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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 %
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
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