Bhattra in India

The Bhattra have only been reported in India
Population
328,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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 328,000
World Population 328,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 7 to 9
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 4  (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
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 7
Largest States
Chhattisgarh
(227,000)
Odisha
(98,000)
Maharashtra
(1,200)
Madhya Pradesh
(800)
Delhi
(100)
Assam
(40)
Karnataka
(20)
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 7
  Chhattisgarh (227,000)
  Odisha (98,000)
  Maharashtra (1,200)
  Madhya Pradesh (800)
  Delhi (100)
  Assam (40)
  Karnataka (20)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bhatri (133,000 speakers)
Language Code bgw   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 36
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Halbi
(94,000)
Odia
(76,000)
Chhattisgarhi
(7,300)
Hindi
(6,300)
Kui
(4,300)
Kuvi
(2,000)
Pengo
(1,500)
Gondi, Northern
(900)
Gadaba, Pottangi Ollar
(800)
Bhili
(500)
Marathi
(400)
English
(100)
Duruwa
(50)
Telugu
(50)
Tamil
(40)
People Groups Speaking Bhatri
Primary Language Bhatri (133,000 speakers)
Language Code bgw   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 36
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Halbi (94,000)
  Odia (76,000)
  Chhattisgarhi (7,300)
  Hindi (6,300)
  Kui (4,300)
  Kuvi (2,000)
  Pengo (1,500)
  Gondi, Northern (900)
  Gadaba, Pottangi Ollar (800)
  Bhili (500)
  Marathi (400)
  English (100)
  Duruwa (50)
  Telugu (50)
  Tamil (40)
People Groups Speaking Bhatri

Primary Language:  Bhatri

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions No
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Bhatri
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bhatri
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.01 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
1.51 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
97.35 %
Islam
0.02 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.06 %
Unknown
1.05 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2017  Isudas  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
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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