Khatwa in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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* Data can be from various sources including official census, agencies, and local research. Data from these sources can sometimes differ even by orders of magnitude. Joshua Project attempts to present a conservative, balanced estimate.

Introduction / History

The Khatbe live in Bihar. Many of them live in the Darbhanga and Madhubani regions. They speak Maithili and Hindi and read and write in Devanagari.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Khatbe are mostly agricultural laborers. Most are not vegetarians and they eat maize, rice, and wheat as cereals. Marriages are arranged by family leaders. They have monogamous marriages meaning that marriage is between one man and one woman. They do not allow for divorce, but the bereaved can marry again. Sons inherit the property on the death of the father with the oldest son taking charge of the home.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They are Hindus.


What Are Their Needs?

The Khatbe people need to experience the abundant life offered only by Jesus Christ.


Prayer Points

Pray that Indian believers will help lead the Khatbes to put their faith in Jesus Christ alone. Pray that gospel materials will lead them to begin their own disciple making movement. Pray for spiritual openness.


Scripture Prayers for the Khatwa in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Khatwa
People Name in Country Khatwa
Alternate Names Katua; Katwa; Khatbe; Khatwe; ख़टवा
Population this Country 325,000
Population all Countries 445,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 6
People ID 17185
ROP3 Code 112541
ROP25 Code 303957
ROP25 Name Khatwa
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 3
Largest States
Bihar
320,000
Uttar Pradesh
1,100
Jharkhand
600
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 3
  Bihar 320,000
  Uttar Pradesh 1,100
  Jharkhand 600
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Hindi (191,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Maithili
71,000
Magahi
8,700
Bhojpuri
5,000
Angika
2,900
Oriya, Adivasi
Primary Language Hindi (191,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Maithili 71,000
  Magahi 8,700
  Bhojpuri 5,000
  Angika 2,900
  Oriya, Adivasi
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1818-2022)
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Amazon
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Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
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General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Keith Carey 
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