Khatik (Hindu traditions) in India


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Subgroups: 21 (10 largest shown)  Show all

Subgroup Name Population
Sonkar 226,000
Rajauria 68,000
Chauhan 19,000
Kabaria 17,000
Chik 16,000
Ajudhyabasi 6,200
Hardia 2,300
Bampatiya 700
Khal Rangaya 700
Suar 700

Introduction / History

Khatik word is derived from the Sanskrit language word Khat. In English Khatik means "butcher". In ancient times the main profession of Khatik Caste was to slaughter and prepare sheep and goats. Later there occupation was tanning the skin and selling the hairs of sheep in the market and export the same to western countries for using the same as wig. And also to sell the meat of goat as a butcher. Nowadays people of Khatik Caste are selling vegetables and do the bussiness as scrap dealers. Most of the people are street vendor collecting waste paper, scrap and plastic on the bicycle. There are some doctors, engineers,teachers and advocate, management and administrative staff.


Where Are they Located?

In India, there are located mainly in Village - Dujana District-Jhajjar (Haryana State) near Capital of India-New Delhi. In New Delhi, Haryana (Rohtak, Gurgaon, Jhajjar, Bhiwani, Karnal, Ambala) Chandigarh, Jaipur (Rajasthan), Mumbai (Maharashtra), Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Found throughout India, the Khatik community began as hunters and butchers, though some claim warrior caste origin. Because they once handled carcasses, they are among the lowest in the Hindu social system. Some castes will not eat or drink with them. Today, most are in animal husbandry, agriculture, service industries, and government agencies. Clan leaders and law vary, but are always controlling factors in maintaining social cohesion and discipline. Their marriages are endogamous. Most speak Hindi, but many speak regional languages, often with Hindi as a second language. Because they value education, about 50 percent of their populace is literate. Literacy rates are higher among men than among women.

They lives in small houses, usually on the outskirts of the villages or towns. Early Khatiks were hard working and honest people.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They are supersitious, devotee of Goddess Durga, Parvati, Ganesh, Hanuman, Shiv Shankar, Sai, Kabir.

Their cultural and religious history suggests they are open to change. Professional ties can cross religious, clan, and caste barriers. Although the majority are Hindus, some are Sikhs or Muslims. Some converted away from Hinduism to avoid caste discrimination. Whether Hindus, Sikhs or Muslims, their practices are often tinged with Animism. Those who decide to follow Christ can be disciplined, ostracized or excommunicated. Few are Christian of any form. For most there are no evangelistic media available.


What Are Their Needs?

Their needs are land, houses, education, and daily food.


Prayer Points

* Pray for ministries that meet felt needs, for increased literacy, especially for women.
* Pray for Bible distribution and showing the Jesus Film in their communities.
* Pray for churches to adopt the Khatiks.
* Pray for a caste-wide breakthrough for the Gospel.


Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-09-02
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-09-29
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-08-15
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-08-22
People Name General Khatik (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Khatik (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 2,307,000
World Population 2,307,700
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 46
Alternate Names Aray, Are Marati, Are War, Arewaru, Chikvi, Chikwa, Kasab, Kasai, Kasar, Katagaru, Katik, Katika, Katike, Katikulu, Katuga, Katuka, Khasabulu, Khasi, Khatika, Kulal, Kunjara, Land Khasabalu, Sasai, Surya Vamsamvar, Suryachelad, खटीक (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17301
ROP3 Code 112679
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Group Khatik (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code CNN25g
Total Subgroups 21 (only 15 largest shown)
  Sonkar 226,000
  Rajauria 68,000
  Chauhan 19,000
  Kabaria 17,000
  Chik 16,000
  Ajudhyabasi 6,200
  Hardia 2,300
  Bampatiya 700
  Khal Rangaya 700
  Suar 700
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 22
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh
955,000
Rajasthan
420,000
Telangana
266,000
Delhi
189,000
Madhya Pradesh
141,000
Maharashtra
110,000
Haryana
60,000
Bihar
43,000
Gujarat
33,000
Karnataka
20,000
West Bengal
19,000
Punjab
15,000
Andhra Pradesh
15,000
Uttarakhand
13,000
Chhattisgarh
3,200
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 22  (only 20 largest shown)
  Uttar Pradesh 955,000
  Rajasthan 420,000
  Telangana 266,000
  Delhi 189,000
  Madhya Pradesh 141,000
  Maharashtra 110,000
  Haryana 60,000
  Bihar 43,000
  Gujarat 33,000
  Karnataka 20,000
  West Bengal 19,000
  Punjab 15,000
  Andhra Pradesh 15,000
  Uttarakhand 13,000
  Chhattisgarh 3,200
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (1,386,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 43
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Telugu
228,000
Marathi
116,000
Bhojpuri
115,000
Dhundari
76,000
Mewari
54,000
Marwari
42,000
Awadhi
35,000
Shekhawati
34,000
Gujarati
30,000
Kanauji
27,000
Punjabi, Eastern
27,000
Merwari
21,000
Kannada
18,000
Bengali
14,000
Bundeli
14,000
Other People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (1,386,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 43
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Telugu 228,000
  Marathi 116,000
  Bhojpuri 115,000
  Dhundari 76,000
  Mewari 54,000
  Marwari 42,000
  Awadhi 35,000
  Shekhawati 34,000
  Gujarati 30,000
  Kanauji 27,000
  Punjabi, Eastern 27,000
  Merwari 21,000
  Kannada 18,000
  Bengali 14,000
  Bundeli 14,000
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  (1818-2000)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
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 Father's 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 Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.07 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.83 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.10 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Virender Buswala / Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.


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