Bhat (Hindu traditions) in Bangladesh


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Bangladesh census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Bhat are known for 'phakra' (speaking poetically in praise of others). The Bhats are an offshoot of Brahmins, as their name is merely a corruption of the term Brahmin.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They are mainly a landowning community. They work in temples as priests who sometimes read the Bhagat and Puranas. The Bhat shun manual work. Literacy is very low among the Bhat, particularly among women.


What Are Their Beliefs?

These Hindus worship Tusu and Bhadu and local deities such as Kudra.


What Are Their Needs?

The Bhat community speaks over 40 languages. Evangelistic and church planting efforts need to accommodate these language subdivisions. The low literacy rate suggests the need for oral communication of the Gospel message. Christian workers can carry the good news of Jesus to the Bhat community using gospel films and recordings in the various languages spoken by the community.


Prayer Points

There may be no followers of Christ today among the Hindu Bhat. Pray for those the Lord will soon call to himself. Pray they will live a life worthy of their calling in Christ. Pray also for the availability of resources such as Bibles and gospel recordings. Pray that a strong movement to Jesus will bring whole Bhat families and clans into a rich experience of God's blessings. Pray each individual in the Bhat community who is capable of making a decision about Christ will be given at least one opportunity to do so. Pray the message will be in the mother tongue of the individual and will be clearly presented.


Scripture Prayers for the Bhat (Hindu traditions) in Bangladesh.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Bhat (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Bhat (Hindu traditions)
Pronunciation buh-HAHT
Population this Country 3,200
Population all Countries 1,668,000
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Baghmundi; Bahi Bhati; Bahrot; Baram Bhatt; Batera; Battera; Batterha; Bhaat; Bhaot; Bhat; Bhat Brahman; Bhat Brahmin; Bhata; Bhatra; Bhatraju; Bhatrazu; Bhatrose; Bhats; Bhatta Goswami; Bhatu; Biram Bhatt; Bohrot; Brahm Bhatt; Brahma Bhat; Brahmabhat; Brahmabhatta; Brahmbhatt; Chara; Charan; Chare; Dabaut; Darpi; Dasund; Digpal; Jaga; Jagabhat; Jagawa; Jasondhi; Jathikirthulu; Jyotshi; Kanjar; Karvan Bhat; Kavi; Kavi Brahman; Kavi Brahmin; Maru; Mary; Naik; Panchakat; Rai; Rai Bhatt; Raj Bhat; Raju; Ramavat; Ramiya; Ramiya Rathor; Ran; Rana; Rao; Rathor; Rathore; Rau; Salui; Salvi; Sivachandi; Sotiya; Swali; Takur; Thakur; भाट (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16406
ROP3 Code 111555
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 29  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 5
Largest States
Chittagong
1,300
Khulna
800
Dhaka
500
Rangpur
400
Rajshahi
100
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 29  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 5
  Chittagong 1,300
  Khulna 800
  Dhaka 500
  Rangpur 400
  Rajshahi 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (2,500 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Chittagonian
800
Primary Language Bengali (2,500 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Chittagonian 800
People Groups Speaking Bengali

Primary Language:  Bengali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1800-1980)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1801-1984)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1809-2022)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Love Story General / Other
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Rivka video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Prophets' Story Create International
Film / Video The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well Create International
Film / Video The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen Create International
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
Primary Religion: Hinduism
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 %
* From latest Bangladesh census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more