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Bhat (Hindu traditions) in India

Bhat (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,634,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % Unknown   

Bhat (Hindu traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
The Bhat are known for 'phakra' (speaking poetically in praise of others). The Bhats are an offshoot of Brahmins, as their name is merely a corruption of the term Brahmin.

What are their lives like?
They are mainly a landowning community. The Bhat shun manual work. They work in temples as priests who sometimes read the Bhagat and Puranas. Literacy is very low among the Bhat, particularly among women.

What are their beliefs?
These Hindus worship Tusu and Bhadu and local deities such as Kudra.

What are their needs?
The Bhat community speaks over 40 languages. Evangelistic and church planting efforts need to accommodate these language subdivisions. The low literacy rate suggests the need for oral communication of the gospel message. Christian workers can carry the good news of Jesus to the Bhat community using gospel films and recordings in the various languages spoken by the community.

Prayer Points
Pray for the availability of resources such as scripture and gospel recordings.

Pray that a strong movement to Jesus will bring whole Bhat families and clans into a rich experience of God's blessings.

Pray each individual in the Bhat community who is capable of making a decision about Christ will be given at least one opportunity to do so.

Pray the message will be in the mother tongue of the individual and will be clearly presented.

References
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2014/09/13

http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2009/08/30

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Global Prayer Digest: 2008-08-11
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-08-30
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-09-13
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-04-12
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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:10 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:1,634,000
Largest States:
Uttar Pradesh (390,000)Rajasthan (270,000)
Bihar (191,000)Madhya Pradesh (147,000)
Gujarat (140,000)Maharashtra (61,000)
Haryana (60,000)Himachal Pradesh (59,000)
West Bengal (58,000)Telangana (57,000)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Bhat (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Bhat (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
BaghmundiBahi Bhati
BahrotBaram Bhatt
BateraBattera
BatterhaBhaat
BhaotBhat
Bhat BrahmanBhat Brahmin
BhataBhatra
BhatrajuBhatrazu
ROP3 Code: 111555
Joshua Project People ID: 16406
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,634,000
Population all Countries: 1,668,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Bhat (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Hindi (750,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Gujarati (111,000)Marwari (89,000)
Bhojpuri (63,000)Telugu (52,000)
Bengali (41,000)Punjabi, Eastern (28,000)
Magahi (24,000)Dhundari (22,000)
Mewari (20,000)Marathi (18,000)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 47
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.98 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.01 % 
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
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1806-1962
New Testament:
1811-1998Audio
Complete Bible: 1835-2019
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
Audio RecordingsDAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoA Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / VideoCoconuts
Film / VideoCreation to Christ
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus video
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / VideoIndigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / VideoLove letter to you from scripture
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoMy Last Day video, anime
Film / VideoRivka video
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel resources links
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralYeshu Samaj
GeneralZume Resources
GeneralZume Training
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app from Google Pla ...
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app from Google Pla ...
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: Comic Book Version
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterHindi Bible
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Hindi
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path
Text / Printed MatterTools for faith conversations
Text / Printed MatterTopical Scripture booklets and Bible stu ...
 
 
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