Bathada in India

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Map Source:  People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Bathada
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 3,600
World Population: 3,600
Primary Language: Kannada
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Dalit - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Bathada people live in Karnataka.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Bathada people are predominantly rural.

Monogamy is the rule for Bathada marriages. In the case of adultery or "maladjustment" either party can divorce the other. They marry later than they used to in past generations. Women contribute about as much as men to the family economical needs. The Bathada people try to keep their families small. Women often get a tubectomy after having her third child.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Though they are Hindus, they are not vegetarian; the Bathada people are noted for enjoying pork.

What Are Their Needs?

They are noted for listening to the radio. They need gospel oriented radio in the Kannada language.

Prayer Points

Pray that they will tune in to gospel radio programs.

Pray for a spiritual hunger that will lead the Bathada people into Christ's kingdom.

Pray for Holy Spirit directed workers to go to them.

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