Bhottada in India

The Bhottada have only been reported in India
Population
475,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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 475,000
World Population 475,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 9
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Battada, Bhotora, Bhottada Bodo, Bhottara, Dhotada, Dhottada, Muriabhattada, Sanobhattada, भोत्तदा
People ID 16435
ROP3 Code 111586
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Gond
People Group Bhottada
Ethnic Code CNN23z
Total Subgroups on file 3
Largest Subgroups
Boda
3,000
Madhya
3,000
Sanno
3,000
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Gond
People Group Bhottada
Ethnic Code CNN23z
Total Subgroups 3
  Boda 3,000
  Madhya 3,000
  Sanno 3,000
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 14
Largest States
Odisha
470,000
Karnataka
1,400
Assam
1,200
Jharkhand
600
Goa
500
West Bengal
400
Andhra Pradesh
400
Chhattisgarh
200
Delhi
70
Tripura
50
Madhya Pradesh
40
Maharashtra
40
Manipur
20
Kerala
10
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 14
  Odisha 470,000
  Karnataka 1,400
  Assam 1,200
  Jharkhand 600
  Goa 500
  West Bengal 400
  Andhra Pradesh 400
  Chhattisgarh 200
  Delhi 70
  Tripura 50
  Madhya Pradesh 40
  Maharashtra 40
  Manipur 20
  Kerala 10
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Kuvi (275,000 speakers)
Language Code kxv   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 29
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Kui
85,000
Odia
68,000
Pengo
15,000
Bhatri
14,000
Telugu
6,200
Hindi
5,300
Chhattisgarhi
4,200
Kurux
1,600
Duruwa
900
Konkani, Goan
700
Kannada
500
Gondi, Northern
500
Koya
500
Assamese
400
Munda
300
Other People Groups Speaking Kuvi
Primary Language Kuvi (275,000 speakers)
Language Code kxv   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 29
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Kui 85,000
  Odia 68,000
  Pengo 15,000
  Bhatri 14,000
  Telugu 6,200
  Hindi 5,300
  Chhattisgarhi 4,200
  Kurux 1,600
  Duruwa 900
  Konkani, Goan 700
  Kannada 500
  Gondi, Northern 500
  Koya 500
  Assamese 400
  Munda 300
People Groups Speaking Kuvi

Primary Language:  Kuvi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1916-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1987)
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
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Gospel Go 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)
3.34 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
96.32 %
Islam
0.04 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.29 %
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.




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