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Khatik (Hindu traditions) in India

Khatik (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
2,303,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Khatik (Hindu traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
Khatik word is derived from the Sanskrit language word Khat. In English Khatik means "butcher". In ancient times the main profession of Khatik Caste was to slaughter and prepare sheep and goats. Later there occupation was tanning the skin and selling the hairs of sheep in the market and export the same to western countries for using the same as wig. And also to sell the meat of goat as a butcher. Nowadays people of Khatik Caste are selling vegetables and do the bussiness as scrap dealers. Most of the people are street vendor collecting waste paper, scrap and plastic on the bicycle. There are some doctors, engineers,teachers and advocate, management and administrative staff.

Where are they located?
In India, there are located mainly in Village - Dujana District-Jhajjar (Haryana State) near Capital of India-New Delhi. In New Delhi, Haryana (Rohtak, Gurgaon, Jhajjar, Bhiwani, Karnal, Ambala) Chandigarh, Jaipur (Rajasthan), Mumbai (Maharashtra), Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir.

What are their lives like?
Found throughout India, the Khatik community began as hunters and butchers, though some claim warrior caste origin. Because they once handled carcasses, they are among the lowest in the Hindu social system. Some castes will not eat or drink with them. Today, most are in animal husbandry, agriculture, service industries, and government agencies. Clan leaders and law vary, but are always controlling factors in maintaining social cohesion and discipline. Their marriages are endogamous. Most speak Hindi, but many speak regional languages, often with Hindi as a second language. Because they value education, about 50 percent of their populace is literate. Literacy rates are higher among men than among women.

They lives in small houses, usually on the outskirts of the villages or towns. Early Khatiks were hard working and honest people.

What are their beliefs?
They are supersitious, devotee of Goddess Durga, Parvati, Ganesh, Hanuman, Shiv Shankar, Sai, Kabir.

Their cultural and religious history suggests they are open to change. Professional ties can cross religious, clan, and caste barriers. Although the majority are Hindus, some are Sikhs or Muslims. Some converted away from Hinduism to avoid caste discrimination. Whether Hindus, Sikhs or Muslims, their practices are often tinged with Animism. Those who decide to follow Christ can be disciplined, ostracized or excommunicated. Few are Christian of any form. For most there are no evangelistic media available.

What are their needs?
Their needs are land, houses, education, and daily food.

Prayer Points
* Pray for ministries that meet felt needs, for increased literacy, especially for women.
* Pray for Bible distribution and showing the Jesus Film in their communities.
* Pray for churches to adopt the Khatiks.
* Pray for a caste-wide breakthrough for the Gospel.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2015-08-22
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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:15 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:2,303,000
Largest States:
Uttar Pradesh (952,000)Rajasthan (418,000)
Telangana (266,000)Delhi (188,000)
Madhya Pradesh (143,000)Maharashtra (110,000)
Haryana (60,000)Bihar (43,000)
Gujarat (33,000)Karnataka (20,000)
Total States on file:22
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Khatik (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Khatik (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
ArayAre Marati
Are WarArewaru
ChikviChikwa
KasabKasai
KasarKatagaru
KatikKatika
KatikeKatikulu
KatugaKatuka
ROP3 Code: 112679
Joshua Project People ID: 17301
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 2,303,000
Population all Countries: 2,304,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Hindi
People Name General: Khatik (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25g
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Hindi (1,388,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Telugu (228,000)Marathi (116,000)
Bhojpuri (115,000)Dhundari (76,000)
Mewari (54,000)Marwari (41,000)
Awadhi (35,000)Shekhawati (34,000)
Gujarati (29,000)Kanauji (27,000)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 43
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.07 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.83 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.10 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1806-1962
New Testament:
1811-1998Audio
Complete Bible: 1818-2000
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsHindi Bible stories
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoA Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoA Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoAasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoCoconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoCreation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoFathers Love Letter
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoHaqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoRivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoTen Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoThe Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video: View in Hindi
Film / VideoThe Price of Life (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoYeshu Satsang (Indigitube.tv)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
GeneralYeshu Samaj
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterHindi Bible
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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