The Balti are a scheduled tribe and live in Jammu and Kashmir. They speak Balti and read and write in Perso Arabic. They eat barley as a staple cereal.
The Balti are Shia Muslims who have a connection with Buddhism. They work in agriculture and as laborers. The clergy settle disputes.
They use modern medicine but not family planning.
The Balti live in the Kargil region. They have an Islamic training school and the men have prayer at twelve noon on Fridays.
* Scripture Prayers for the Balti in India.
* Pray that the clergy come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
* Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to salvation.
Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||4|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Balti (50,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||bft Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Balti
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Balti|
|Film / Video||The Hope Video|
|Text / Printed Matter||Online Bible (Bibles India)|
|Photo Source||Dan Bailey|
|Map Source||People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project|
|Video Source||Asia Harvest|
|Data Sources||Data is compiled from various sources. Read more|
|* Religion Values||From latest India census data. Current values may differ.|