Khatri (Sikh traditions) in India


Population
307,000
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 307,000
World Population 309,400
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 7 to 9
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 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 28
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Punjab
(213,000)
Delhi
(21,000)
Rajasthan
(20,000)
Haryana
(16,000)
Uttar Pradesh
(10,000)
Jammu and Kashmir
(5,200)
Uttarakhand
(3,800)
Maharashtra
(3,300)
Madhya Pradesh
(2,500)
West Bengal
(2,200)
Chandigarh
(2,000)
Jharkhand
(1,800)
Himachal Pradesh
(1,800)
Tamil Nadu
(800)
Gujarat
(800)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 28  (only 20 largest shown)
  Punjab (213,000)
  Delhi (21,000)
  Rajasthan (20,000)
  Haryana (16,000)
  Uttar Pradesh (10,000)
  Jammu and Kashmir (5,200)
  Uttarakhand (3,800)
  Maharashtra (3,300)
  Madhya Pradesh (2,500)
  West Bengal (2,200)
  Chandigarh (2,000)
  Jharkhand (1,800)
  Himachal Pradesh (1,800)
  Tamil Nadu (800)
  Gujarat (800)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (253,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 17
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Hindi
(40,000)
Bagri
(8,100)
Haryanvi
(1,200)
Marwari
(400)
Kangri
(300)
Shekhawati
(300)
Kashmiri
(300)
Dogri
(300)
Garhwali
(100)
Bilaspuri
(100)
Awadhi
(80)
Kumaoni
(70)
Gujarati
(50)
Punjabi, Western
(50)
Chambeali
(20)
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Eastern
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (253,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 17
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Hindi (40,000)
  Bagri (8,100)
  Haryanvi (1,200)
  Marwari (400)
  Kangri (300)
  Shekhawati (300)
  Kashmiri (300)
  Dogri (300)
  Garhwali (100)
  Bilaspuri (100)
  Awadhi (80)
  Kumaoni (70)
  Gujarati (50)
  Punjabi, Western (50)
  Chambeali (20)
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
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 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
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
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
Unknown
Other / Small
100.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
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
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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