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
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 14
Largest States
Odisha
(470,000)
Karnataka
(1,400)
Assam
(1,100)
Jharkhand
(600)
Goa
(500)
West Bengal
(400)
Andhra Pradesh
(400)
Chhattisgarh
(200)
Manipur
(80)
Delhi
(70)
Tripura
(50)
Madhya Pradesh
(40)
Maharashtra
(40)
Kerala
(10)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 14
  Odisha (470,000)
  Karnataka (1,400)
  Assam (1,100)
  Jharkhand (600)
  Goa (500)
  West Bengal (400)
  Andhra Pradesh (400)
  Chhattisgarh (200)
  Manipur (80)
  Delhi (70)
  Tripura (50)
  Madhya Pradesh (40)
  Maharashtra (40)
  Kerala (10)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Kuvi (275,000 speakers)
Language Code kxv   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 36
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 (275,000 speakers)
Language Code kxv   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 36
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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Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
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 India census data.  Current values may differ.


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