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Bhat (Hindu traditions) in Pakistan

Bhat (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
13,000 Sindhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Bhat (Hindu traditions) in Pakistan

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Summary
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 Brahman. They are mainly a landowning community. They work in temples as priests who sometimes read the Bhagat and Puranas. They worship Tusu and Bhadu and local deities such as Kudra. The Bhat shun manual work. Literacy is very low among the Bhat, particularly among women.

Ministry Obstacles
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.

Outreach Ideas
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.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There may be no followers of Christ today among the Hindu Bhat, but pray for those the Lord will soon call to himself. Pray they will live a life worthy of their calling in Christ. Pray also for the availability of resources such as Scripture and Gospel recordings.

Pray for the entire people group
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.

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Country: Pakistan
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:5 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:13,000
Largest Provinces:
Sindh (13,000)
Total Provinces on file:1
   
 
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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: 13,000
Population all Countries: 1,405,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - Other
People Name General: Bhat (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25c
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Language
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Primary Language: Sindhi (8,600 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): snd    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Saraiki (3,000)Marwari (600)
Kacchi (300)Marwari (200)
Urdu (200)Punjabi, Western (100)
Koli, Parkari (60)Bagri (30)
Total Languages: 9
   
 
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
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1825-1981
New Testament:
1890-1992Audio
Complete Bible: 1954
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Sindhi
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible: Common Language New Testament
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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