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Bhurtia in India

Bhurtia

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
15,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Bhurtia in India

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Summary
The Bhurtia derive their community name from the term bhul because they believe that they were ordained by God to pursue the occupation of buffalo-grazing. They often use Singh as their surname. Child marriage and bride-price are prevalent practices. Their family deities are Dulhadeo, Sitala Devi, Thakur Baba and Panch Piria; village deities are DSh and Garbara Devi, and their regional deity is Bindyabasim Devi. Their sacred specialists are a priest and a sorcerer.

Ministry Obstacles
Madhya Pradesh (the primary home of this people group) has stern laws limiting conversions to Christianity.

Outreach Ideas
Pray that Christian workers who are going house to house throughout India will not overlook the smallish Bhurtia community.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Even though there may be no followers of Christ among the Bhurtia people at this time we can begin to pray for those who will soon come to Christ. Pray their hearts will be prepared as the Gospel comes to them.

Pray for the entire people group
Please pray that Hindu efforts to "re-convert" Christians that were formerly Hindus will not be successful in Madhya Pradesh. Pray the Bhurtia people will have many opportunities to hear the good news of Christ in ways they understand and will accept.

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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:15,000
Largest States:
Madhya Pradesh (11,000)Uttar Pradesh (3,500)
Gujarat (200)
Total States on file:3
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Bhurtia
People Name General: Bhurtia
Alternate People Names:
AhirBhurtiya
ChhatriGujjar
भूरतिया
ROP3 Code: 111591
Joshua Project People ID: 16438
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 15,000
Population all Countries: 15,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Hindi
People Name General: Bhurtia
Ethnic Code: CNN25g
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Hindi (12,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bagheli (1,700)Chhattisgarhi (400)
Total Languages: 3
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism100.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
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 RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoA Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / VideoCoconuts
Film / VideoCreation to Christ
Film / VideoFather's Love Letter
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
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 / VideoThe Hope Video
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 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 MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Bhurtia in India

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