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.
Madhya Pradesh (the primary home of this people group) has stern laws limiting conversions to Christianity.
Pray that Christian workers who are going house to house throughout India will not overlook the smallish Bhurtia community.
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.
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|
|Persecution Rank||15 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||3|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Hindi (13,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||hin Ethnologue Listing|
|Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|People Groups||Speaking Hindi|
Primary Language: Hindi
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1811-1998)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum of Bible Agencies|
|World Bible Finder|
|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)|