Bhattra in India

Joshua Project has identified the Bhattra only in India
Population
351,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Bhatra or Bhattra are a scheduled caste in India. They live in Bastai, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Orissa. They speak Bhattri.

Some of the Bhatra are vegetarians while others are not. They eat rice as a cereal. They prefer marriages between cousins.

They do cultivation work and collect mushrooms and forest food and fish too. Some of them work as laborers. They are Hindus.

The Bhatra have traditional councils to judge in matters. They do not use family planning. Only a few of them can read and write so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the traditional council leaders of the Bhatra will come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
* Pray that gospel recordings will lead the Bhatra to salvation.


References

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


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Bhattra
People Name in Country Bhattra
Population in India 351,000
World Population 351,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Bhatra, Bhatta, Bhattri, Bhottada, भट्तरा
People ID 16445
ROP3 Code 111598
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: 7
Largest States
Chhattisgarh (236,000) Odisha (113,000) Maharashtra (1,300)
Madhya Pradesh (800) Delhi (100) Assam (40)
Karnataka (20)
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: 7
Chhattisgarh (236,000) Odisha (113,000)
Maharashtra (1,300) Madhya Pradesh (800)
Delhi (100) Assam (40)
Karnataka (20)
Primary Language: Bhatri (137,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: bgw   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 36
Secondary Languages:
(only 20 largest shown)
Halbi (94,000) Odia (77,000) Pengo (8,600)
Chhattisgarhi (7,400) Hindi (5,800) Kui (4,100)
Kuvi (1,900) Gondi, Northern (900) Bhili (500)
Marathi (400) Gadaba, Pottangi Ollar (200) English (100)
Duruwa (50) Telugu (50) Tamil (40)
Khandesi (30) Bengali (20) Kolami, Northwestern (20)
Gujarati (10) Kodava (10)
Primary Language: Bhatri (137,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: bgw   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 36
Secondary Languages: (only 20 largest shown)
Halbi (94,000) Odia (77,000)
Pengo (8,600) Chhattisgarhi (7,400)
Hindi (5,800) Kui (4,100)
Kuvi (1,900) Gondi, Northern (900)
Bhili (500) Marathi (400)
Gadaba, Pottangi Ollar (200) English (100)
Duruwa (50) Telugu (50)
Tamil (40) Khandesi (30)
Bengali (20) Kolami, Northwestern (20)
Gujarati (10) Kodava (10)
Primary Language: Bhatri

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes
New Testament No
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 Jesus Film: view in Bhatri
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.04 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.33 %
Islam
0.02 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.60 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source: Isudas   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
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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