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Bhottada in India

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
548,000 Kuvi Hinduism 1.48 % Unknown   

Bhottada in India

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Introduction / History
The Bhottada are a Scheduled Caste of India. Bhottada comes from the word Bhu and has to do with land.

The Bhottada live in Orissa and speak Basturia and Oriya and read and write in Oriya. They are not vegetarians and they eat rice and ragi as cereals. There are many clans of them. They prefer cross-cousin marriages.

Agriculture is the main source of income for the Bhottada. They are Hindus, yet observe traditional beliefs as well. They have festivals. Family planning is used by them. They get their drinking water from wells.

The Bhottada have traditional community councils who judge in disagreements. They have a low literacy level and so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too.

Prayer Points
Pray that the leaders of the community councils will come to Jesus Christ and lead others of the Bhottada to Him.
Pray that gospel recordings will bring them to salvation.

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999

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Global Prayer Digest: 2020-11-07
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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:11 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:548,000
Largest States:
Odisha (537,000)Karnataka (1,700)
Assam (1,400)Jharkhand (1,200)
West Bengal (500)Goa (500)
Andhra Pradesh (400)Chhattisgarh (300)
Delhi (100)Manipur (90)
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Bhottada
People Name General: Bhottada
Alternate People Names:
Bhottada BodoBhottara
ROP3 Code: 111586
Joshua Project People ID: 16435
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 548,000
Population all Countries: 548,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - other
People Name General: Bhottada
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Kuvi (254,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): kxv    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Kui (79,000)Odia (73,000)
Pengo (16,000)Bhatri (14,000)
Telugu (6,400)Hindi (5,800)
Chhattisgarhi (4,300)Desiya (2,300)
Kurux (1,600)Duruwa (900)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 37
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity1.48 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism98.23 % 
Islam0.19 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.01 % 
Unknown0.09 % 
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: 1916-1962
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Kuvi
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralGospel resources links
GeneralGospel website in this language
Text / Printed MatterBible: Kuvi
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
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Bhottada in India

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