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.
Madhya Pradesh (the primary home of this people group) has stern laws limiting conversions to Christianity.
Pray that Christian workers who are going house to house throughout India will not overlook the smallish Bhurtia community.
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.
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.
Scripture Prayers for the Bhurtia in India.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|People Name General||Bhurtia|
|People Name in Country||Bhurtia|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Ahir; Bhurtiya; Chhatri; Gujjar; भूरतिया|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||3|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Hindi (12,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||hin Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Hindi
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1811-1998)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible stories in Hindi|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||A Beautiful Hope (EngSub)|
|Film / Video||Coconuts|
|Film / Video||Creation to Christ|
|Film / Video||Father's Love Letter|
|Film / Video||Following Jesus (India, JF Project)|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Indigitube.tv Video / Animation|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Hindi|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)|
|Film / Video||Rivka (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|Film / Video||The Hope Video|
|General||Four Spiritual Laws|