Bhottada in India

Joshua Project has identified the Bhottada only in India
Population
504,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Bhottada are a Scheduled Caste of India. Bhottada comes from the word Bhu and has to do with land.

The Bhottada live in Orissa and speak Basturia and Oriya and read and write in Oriya. They are not vegetarians and they eat rice and ragi as cereals. There are many clans of them. They prefer cross-cousin marriages.

Agriculture is the main source of income for the Bhottada. They are Hindus, yet observe traditional beliefs as well. They have festivals. Family planning is used by them. They get their drinking water from wells.

The Bhottada have traditional community councils who judge in disagreements. They have a low literacy level and so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the leaders of the community councils will come to Jesus Christ and lead others of the Bhottada to Him.
* Pray that gospel recordings will bring them to salvation.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Bhottada
People Name in Country Bhottada
Population in India 504,000
World Population 504,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Battada, Bhotora, Bhottada Bodo, Bhottara, Dhotada, Dhottada, Muriabhattada, Sanobhattada, भोत्तदा
People ID 16435
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 13
Largest States
Odisha (499,000) Karnataka (1,500) Assam (1,200)
Jharkhand (700) Goa (500) West Bengal (400)
Andhra Pradesh (400) Chhattisgarh (200) Delhi (100)
Maharashtra (50) Tripura (40) Madhya Pradesh (40)
Kerala (10)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 13
Odisha (499,000) Karnataka (1,500)
Assam (1,200) Jharkhand (700)
Goa (500) West Bengal (400)
Andhra Pradesh (400) Chhattisgarh (200)
Delhi (100) Maharashtra (50)
Tripura (40) Madhya Pradesh (40)
Kerala (10)
Primary Language: Kuvi (245,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: kxv   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 38
Secondary Languages:
(only 20 largest shown)
Oriya (73,000) Kui (62,000) Bhatri (19,000)
Pengo (7,900) Telugu (7,000) Hindi (3,300)
Punjabi, Eastern (2,800) Chhattisgarhi (2,400) Kurux (900)
Kannada (800) Konkani, Goan (700) Duruwa (700)
Gondi, Northern (500) Assamese (400) Koya (300)
Mundari (300) Munda (300) Santhali (200)
Tamil (200) Bengali (100)
Primary Language: Kuvi (245,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: kxv   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 38
Secondary Languages: (only 20 largest shown)
Oriya (73,000) Kui (62,000)
Bhatri (19,000) Pengo (7,900)
Telugu (7,000) Hindi (3,300)
Punjabi, Eastern (2,800) Chhattisgarhi (2,400)
Kurux (900) Kannada (800)
Konkani, Goan (700) Duruwa (700)
Gondi, Northern (500) Assamese (400)
Koya (300) Mundari (300)
Munda (300) Santhali (200)
Tamil (200) Bengali (100)
Primary Language: Kuvi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1916-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1987)
Complete Bible No
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
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 Kuvi
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
4.54 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
95.40 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.05 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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