Khatri, Sikh in India



Population

319,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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Introduction / History

The Khatri are a people group with an undefined people cluster. They are also known as Arora Khatri, Bhiya Kshatriya, Chhatri, Katri, Khakar, Khakha, Khattri, Khakhar, Khakha Khatri, Patnulkaran, Patnulkarar, or Sethara. They are found mostly in India, but a small population resides in Pakistan and Afghanistan.


What are Their Lives Like?

They are believed to be a trading and business caste that originated in Punjab. In India, they are one of the most progressive and advanced communities. They often marry within their own community. They speak Urdu and other languages.


What are Their Beliefs?

Their primary religion is Sikhism, which most Khatri take very seriously. Sikhism originally formed as a sect of the Hindu community. There are few, if any known believers among them. There is a Bible, Jesus Film, Christian audio recordings, radio broadcasts, and the God's Story video in many of their languages.



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Global Prayer Digest: 2011-10-31
People Name General Khatri, Sikh
People Name in Country Khatri, Sikh
Population in India 319,000
World Population 322,000
Countries 4
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Arora Khatri, Bhiya Kshatriya, Chhatri, Katri, Khakar, Khakha, Khakha Khatri, Khakhar, Khattri, Patnulkaran, Patnulkarar, Sethara
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Punjabi
People Name General Khatri, Sikh
Ethnic Code CNN25n
People ID 18125
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  29  (up to 20 largest shown)
Punjab (233,000) Delhi (23,000) Rajasthan (20,000) Haryana (17,000)
Uttar Pradesh (10,000) Jammu and Kashmir (5,800) Uttarakhand (3,900) Maharashtra (3,600)
Chandigarh (3,000) Madhya Pradesh (2,600) West Bengal (2,200) Himachal Pradesh (2,000)
Jharkhand (1,700) Chhattisgarh (1,000) Tamil Nadu (800) Gujarat (600)
Assam (600) Telangana (500) Odisha (400) Bihar (300)
Total States on file:  29  (up to 20 largest shown)
Punjab (233,000) Delhi (23,000)
Rajasthan (20,000) Haryana (17,000)
Uttar Pradesh (10,000) Jammu and Kashmir (5,800)
Uttarakhand (3,900) Maharashtra (3,600)
Chandigarh (3,000) Madhya Pradesh (2,600)
West Bengal (2,200) Himachal Pradesh (2,000)
Jharkhand (1,700) Chhattisgarh (1,000)
Tamil Nadu (800) Gujarat (600)
Assam (600) Telangana (500)
Odisha (400) Bihar (300)
Languages & Dialects on file:  19  (up to 20 largest shown)
Panjabi, Eastern (275,000) Hindi (40,000) Bagri (8,300) Panjabi, Western (3,300)
Haryanvi (1,300) Dogri (800) Kashmiri (600) Marwari (400)
Kangri (400) Kharia (300) Shekhawati (300) Garhwali (200)
Bilaspuri (100) Kumaoni (90) Awadhi (80) Gujarati (50)
Chhattisgarhi (50) Chambeali (20) Mandeali (20)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Panjabi, Eastern 275,000 Hindi 40,000
Bagri 8,300 Panjabi, Western 3,300
Haryanvi 1,300 Dogri 800
Kashmiri 600 Marwari 400
Kangri 400 Kharia 300
Shekhawati 300 Garhwali 200
Bilaspuri 100 Kumaoni 90
Awadhi 80 Gujarati 50
Chhattisgarhi 50 Chambeali 20
Mandeali 20
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1818-1954)
New Testament Yes   (1815-2011)
Complete Bible Yes   (1959-2002)
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Panjabi, Eastern
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Sikh Punjabi Language Film
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
100.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source: India Missions Association   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: The World Missions Atlas Project 
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