The Gatti of India are a small caste of cultivators living mainly near Kumbla and Someswara in South Canara. They are also called Poladava and Holadava, meaning "men of the field." They follow the law of inheritance in the female line and have exogamous septs. This means that the group is divided into one or more segments and marriage only takes place between the segments, never within them. On the day of the final death ceremony they build car-like structures if the deceased was an important local person.
The Gattis and Bants dine with each other but do not intermarry. The leader of the Gattis is called Gunkara. The god of the Someswara temple is the caste deity and every family pays a yearly fee of four annas (a currency unit formerly used in India, equal to 1/16 rupee) or else they are excommunicated.
* Pray that the Gatti leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Salvation too.
* Pray that gospel materials will bring the Gatti to Jesus Christ.
Thurston, Edgar and Rangachari, K., Castes and Tribes of Southern India, Volume 2, Asian Educational Services, New Delhi, 2001
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|People Name General||Gatti|
|People Name in Country||Gatti|
|Population in India||6,900|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1 to 2|
|Unengaged||Yes (per Finishing the Task)|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Alternate Names||Holadava, Poladava, गत्ती|
|Persecution Rank||15 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||2|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Tulu (6,400 speakers)|
|Language Code||tcy Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|People Groups||Speaking Tulu|
Primary Language: Tulu
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1847-2000)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum of Bible Agencies|
|World Bible Finder|
|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 Tulu|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|