Bhurtia in India

Joshua Project has identified the Bhurtia only in India
Population
15,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

The Bhurtia derive their community name from the term bhul because they believe that they were ordained by God to pursue the occupation of buffalo-grazing. They often use Singh as their surname. Child marriage and bride-price are prevalent practices. Their family deities are Dulhadeo, Sitala Devi, Thakur Baba and Panch Piria; village deities are DSh and Garbara Devi, and their regional deity is Bindyabasim Devi. Their sacred specialists are a priest and a sorcerer.


Ministry Obstacles

Madhya Pradesh (the primary home of this people group) has stern laws limiting conversions to Christianity.


Outreach Ideas

Pray that Christian workers who are going house to house throughout India will not overlook the smallish Bhurtia community.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Even though there may be no followers of Christ among the Bhurtia people at this time we can begin to pray for those who will soon come to Christ. Pray their hearts will be prepared as the Gospel comes to them.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray that Hindu efforts to "re-convert" Christians that were formerly Hindus will not be successful in Madhya Pradesh. Pray the Bhurtia people will have many opportunities to hear the good news of Christ in ways they understand and will accept.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Bhurtia
People Name in Country Bhurtia
Population in India 15,000
World Population 15,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Ahir, Bhurtiya, Chhatri, Gujjar, भूरतिया
People ID 16438
ROP3 Code 111591
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: 3
Largest States
Madhya Pradesh (11,000) Uttar Pradesh (3,600) Gujarat (200)
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: 3
Madhya Pradesh (11,000) Uttar Pradesh (3,600)
Gujarat (200)

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Primary Language: Hindi (13,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: hin   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 3
Secondary Languages:
Bagheli (1,600) Chhattisgarhi (400)
Primary Language: Hindi (13,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 3
Secondary Languages:
Bagheli (1,600) Chhattisgarhi (400)
Primary Language: Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Hindi Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video A Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Aasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Coconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Haqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
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 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
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Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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