Khatri (Sikh traditions) in India


Population
321,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
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 321,000
World Population 323,400
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
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
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 28
Largest States
(only 20 largest shown)
Punjab (221,000) Delhi (24,000) Rajasthan (21,000)
Haryana (17,000) Uttar Pradesh (11,000) Jammu and Kashmir (5,400)
Uttarakhand (4,000) Maharashtra (3,700) Madhya Pradesh (2,500)
West Bengal (2,200) Himachal Pradesh (2,100) Chandigarh (2,100)
Jharkhand (1,800) Tamil Nadu (800) Chhattisgarh (800)
Gujarat (700) Assam (400) Telangana (400)
Odisha (400) Bihar (400)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 28  (only 20 largest shown)
Punjab (221,000) Delhi (24,000)
Rajasthan (21,000) Haryana (17,000)
Uttar Pradesh (11,000) Jammu and Kashmir (5,400)
Uttarakhand (4,000) Maharashtra (3,700)
Madhya Pradesh (2,500) West Bengal (2,200)
Himachal Pradesh (2,100) Chandigarh (2,100)
Jharkhand (1,800) Tamil Nadu (800)
Chhattisgarh (800) Gujarat (700)
Assam (400) Telangana (400)
Odisha (400) Bihar (400)
Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern (257,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: pan   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 18
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (39,000) Bagri (8,100) Haryanvi (1,300)
Marwari (400) Kangri (400) Kashmiri (400)
Dogri (300) Shekhawati (300) Garhwali (100)
Bilaspuri (100) Kumaoni (90) Awadhi (80)
Gujarati (50) Punjabi, Western (50) Chambeali (20)
Mandeali (20) Chhattisgarhi
Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern (257,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 18
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (39,000) Bagri (8,100)
Haryanvi (1,300) Marwari (400)
Kangri (400) Kashmiri (400)
Dogri (300) Shekhawati (300)
Garhwali (100) Bilaspuri (100)
Kumaoni (90) Awadhi (80)
Gujarati (50) Punjabi, Western (50)
Chambeali (20) Mandeali (20)
Chhattisgarhi
Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1818-1954)
New Testament Yes   (1815-2011)
Complete Bible Yes   (1959-2002)
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
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 Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Other / Small

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 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source: India Missions Association   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
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


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