Khatri (Sikh traditions) in India


Population
302,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Khatri are a people group with an undefined people cluster. They are also known as Arora Khatri, Bhiya Kshatriya, Chhatri, Katri, Khakar, Khakha, Khattri, Khakhar, Khakha Khatri, Patnulkaran, Patnulkarar, or Sethara. They are found mostly in India, but a small population resides in Pakistan and Afghanistan.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They are believed to be a trading and business caste that originated in Punjab. In India, they are one of the most progressive and advanced communities. They often marry within their own community. They speak Urdu and other languages.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Their primary religion is Sikhism, which most Khatri take very seriously. Sikhism originally formed as a sect of the Hindu community. There are few, if any known believers among them. There is a Bible, Jesus Film, Christian audio recordings, radio broadcasts, and the God's Story video in many of their languages.


Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-10-31
People Name General Khatri (Sikh traditions)
People Name in Country Khatri (Sikh traditions)
Population in India 302,000
World Population 304,400
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 6
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Arora Khatri, Bhiya Kshatriya, Chhatri, Katri, Khakar, Khakha, Khakha Khatri, Khakhar, Khattri, Patnulkaran, Patnulkarar, Sethara, खत्री (सिख ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 18125
ROP3 Code 113631
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 28
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Punjab
212,000
Delhi
21,000
Rajasthan
17,000
Haryana
16,000
Uttar Pradesh
9,900
Jammu and Kashmir
5,200
Uttarakhand
3,800
Maharashtra
3,300
Madhya Pradesh
2,300
Chandigarh
2,000
West Bengal
1,800
Himachal Pradesh
1,800
Jharkhand
1,400
Tamil Nadu
800
Gujarat
800
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 28  (only 20 largest shown)
  Punjab 212,000
  Delhi 21,000
  Rajasthan 17,000
  Haryana 16,000
  Uttar Pradesh 9,900
  Jammu and Kashmir 5,200
  Uttarakhand 3,800
  Maharashtra 3,300
  Madhya Pradesh 2,300
  Chandigarh 2,000
  West Bengal 1,800
  Himachal Pradesh 1,800
  Jharkhand 1,400
  Tamil Nadu 800
  Gujarat 800
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (251,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 18
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Hindi
39,000
Bagri
7,600
Haryanvi
1,200
Kharia
400
Marwari
400
Kangri
300
Shekhawati
300
Kashmiri
300
Dogri
300
Garhwali
100
Bilaspuri
100
Awadhi
80
Kumaoni
70
Punjabi, Western
70
Gujarati
50
Other People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Eastern
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (251,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 18
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Hindi 39,000
  Bagri 7,600
  Haryanvi 1,200
  Kharia 400
  Marwari 400
  Kangri 300
  Shekhawati 300
  Kashmiri 300
  Dogri 300
  Garhwali 100
  Bilaspuri 100
  Awadhi 80
  Kumaoni 70
  Punjabi, Western 70
  Gujarati 50
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Eastern

Primary Language:  Punjabi, Eastern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1818-1954)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1815-2011)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1959-2002)
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 Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Eyes of the Heart (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Punjabi, Eastern
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Sikh Contextual Gathering (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Sikh Punjabi Music Video (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ਪੰਜਾਬੀ - Panjabi
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Other / Small
Religion Subdivision: Sikhism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
100.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
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Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source The World Missions Atlas Project 
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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