Khatik (Muslim traditions) in India


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

Subgroups: 6

Subgroup Name Population
Chauhan 260,000
Sonkar 256,000
Rajauria 82,000
Kabaria 23,000
Chik 19,000
Kasai 1,200

Introduction / History

There are both Hindu and Muslim Khatik people, both of which have low status. They live scattered throughout India and Pakistan.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Surprisingly, the Muslim Khatiks raise pigs for a living. Even Hindus consider them "dirty," but Muslims are especially repulsed by them. They are considered low caste.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The people are Sunni Muslims who believe that the supreme God, Allah, spoke through his prophet, Mohammed, and taught mankind how to live a righteous life through the Koran and the Hadith. To live a righteous life, you must utter the Shahada (a statement of faith), pray five times a day facing Mecca, fast from sunup to sundown during the month of Ramadan, give alms to the poor, and make a pilgrimage to Mecca if you have the means. Muslims are prohibited from drinking alcohol, eating pork, gambling, stealing, slandering, and making idols. They gather for corporate prayer on Friday afternoons at a mosque, their place of worship.

The two main holidays for Sunni Muslims are Eid al Fitr, the breaking of the monthly fast and Eid al Adha, the celebration of Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son to Allah.

Sunni religious practices are staid and simple. They believe that Allah has pre-determined our fates; they minimize free will.

In most of the Muslim world, people depend on the spirit world for their daily needs since they regard Allah as too distant. Allah may determine their eternal salvation, but the spirits determine how well we live in our daily lives. For that reason, they must appease the spirits. They often use charms and amulets to help them with spiritual forces.


What Are Their Needs?

The saying applies here, "Once in a caste forever in a caste." The Khatik caste can receive dignity, and their future can be changed by the one and only true God. By receiving Jesus Christ, the Khatik people can receive hope and a future.


Prayer Points

Pray for God to raise up followers of Christ who will live among the Khatik people and show them how to live out their lives with dignity and hope in Jesus Christ.

Pray for the Holy Spirit to prepare the hearts of Khatik people to receive their loving Lord.

Pray for an unstoppable movement to Christ among the Khatik people in India and Pakistan.


Scripture Prayers for the Khatik (Muslim traditions) in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Khatik (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Khatik (Muslim traditions)
Pronunciation kah-teek
Population this Country 38,000
Population all Countries 41,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Chikvi; Chikwa; खटीक (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17596
ROP3 Code 113027
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 7
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
20,000
Maharashtra
14,000
West Bengal
2,100
Jammu and Kashmir
2,000
Uttarakhand
300
Madhya Pradesh
200
Rajasthan
90
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
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 7
  Uttar Pradesh 20,000
  Maharashtra 14,000
  West Bengal 2,100
  Jammu and Kashmir 2,000
  Uttarakhand 300
  Madhya Pradesh 200
  Rajasthan 90
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Urdu (27,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
Marathi
1,900
Bhojpuri
1,100
Bengali
900
Kashmiri
700
Dogri
600
Awadhi
300
Bagheli
200
Garhwali
40
Primary Language Urdu (27,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
  Marathi 1,900
  Bhojpuri 1,100
  Bengali 900
  Kashmiri 700
  Dogri 600
  Awadhi 300
  Bagheli 200
  Garhwali 40
People Groups Speaking Urdu

Primary Language:  Urdu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1747-1894)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1758-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1843-2022)
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 Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Audio Recordings Urdu Online Audio Bible General / Other
Film / Video God's Love Story General / Other
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Urdu Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Hope Video Mars Hill Media
Film / Video The Prophets' Story Create International
Film / Video The Savior 6 - The Lord's Prayer Create International
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more