Khatwa in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Khatbe live in Bihar. Many of them live in the Darbhanga and Madhubani regions. They speak Maithili and Hindi and read and write in Devanagari.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Khatbe are mostly agricultural laborers. Most are not vegetarians and they eat maize, rice, and wheat as cereals. Marriages are arranged by family leaders. They have monogamous marriages meaning that marriage is between one man and one woman. They do not allow for divorce, but the bereaved can marry again. Sons inherit the property on the death of the father with the oldest son taking charge of the home.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They are Hindus.


What Are Their Needs?

The Khatbe people need to experience the abundant life offered only by Jesus Christ.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Khatwa in India.

* Pray that Indian believers will help lead the Khatbes to put their faith in Jesus Christ alone. * Pray that gospel materials will lead them to begin their own disciple making movement. *Pray for spiritual openness.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-09-02
People Name General Khatwa
People Name in Country Khatwa
Population this Country 271,000
Population all Countries 368,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 5
Alternate Names Katua; Katwa; Khatbe; Khatwe; ख़टवा
People ID 17185
ROP3 Code 112541
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 3
Largest States
Bihar
270,000
Uttar Pradesh
900
Jharkhand
500
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 3
  Bihar 270,000
  Uttar Pradesh 900
  Jharkhand 500
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (191,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Maithili
70,000
Magahi
8,700
Bhojpuri
5,000
Angika
2,900
Odia
Primary Language Hindi (191,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Maithili 70,000
  Magahi 8,700
  Bhojpuri 5,000
  Angika 2,900
  Odia 0
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1835-2012)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Hindi
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / Video Coconuts
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
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 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source (Representative photo)
Copyrighted © 2021  Isudas  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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