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Bhattra in India


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
370,000 Bhatri Hinduism 1.88 % Unknown   

Bhattra in India

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Introduction / History
The Bhatra or Bhattra are a scheduled caste in India. They live in Bastai, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Orissa. They speak Bhattri.

Some of the Bhatra are vegetarians while others are not. They eat rice as a cereal. They prefer marriages between cousins.

They do cultivation work and collect mushrooms and forest food and fish too. Some of them work as laborers. They are Hindus.

The Bhatra have traditional councils to judge in matters. They do not use family planning. Only a few of them can read and write so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too.

Prayer Points
Pray that the traditional council leaders of the Bhatra will come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
Pray that gospel recordings will lead the Bhatra to salvation.

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

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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:370,000
Largest States:
Chhattisgarh (242,000)Odisha (122,000)
Madhya Pradesh (1,400)Maharashtra (1,300)
Delhi (200)Assam (50)
Karnataka (20)
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Bhattra
People Name General: Bhattra
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 111598
Joshua Project People ID: 16445
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 370,000
Population all Countries: 370,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - other
People Name General: Bhattra
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Bhatri (122,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): bgw    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Halbi (85,000)Odia (71,000)
Desiya (9,900)Chhattisgarhi (7,100)
Hindi (6,300)Kui (4,100)
Kuvi (1,900)Pengo (1,500)
Gondi, Northern (800)Gadaba, Pottangi Ollar (800)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 36
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.01 % 
Christianity1.88 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism96.98 % 
Islam0.02 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.04 % 
Unknown1.07 % 
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 4   Greater than or equal to 2% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Yes
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 RecordingsOral Bible stories
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Bhatri
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralGospel resources links
GeneralGospel website in this language
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
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Bhattra in India

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      Bhattra India    
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