Gatti in India


Joshua Project has identified the Gatti only in India

Population

6,540

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

The Gatti of India are a small caste of cultivators living mainly near Kumbla and Someswara in South Canara. They are also called Poladava and Holadava, meaning "men of the field." They follow the law of inheritance in the female line and have exogamous septs. This means that the group is divided into one or more segments and marriage only takes place between the segments, never within them. On the day of the final death ceremony they build car-like structures if the deceased was an important local person.

The Gattis and Bants dine with each other but do not intermarry. The leader of the Gattis is called Gunkara. The god of the Someswara temple is the caste deity and every family pays a yearly fee of four annas (a currency unit formerly used in India, equal to 1/16 rupee) or else they are excommunicated.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the Gatti leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Salvation too.
* Pray that gospel materials will bring the Gatti to Jesus Christ.

References

Thurston, Edgar and Rangachari, K., Castes and Tribes of Southern India, Volume 2, Asian Educational Services, New Delhi, 2001


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Gatti
People Name in Country Gatti
Population in India 6,500
World Population 6,500
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Holadava, Poladava
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster South Asian, other
People Name General Gatti
Ethnic Code CNN23z
People ID 16797
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:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Karnataka (5,900) Kerala (600)
Total States on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Karnataka (5,900) Kerala (600)

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Languages & Dialects on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Tulu (6,300) Konkani (70)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Tulu 6,300 Konkani 70
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1842-1912)
New Testament Yes   (1847-2000)
Complete Bible No
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Tulu
General Got Questions Ministry

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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