Bathgama people derive their name from Bath/rice, and gama/village in the Sinhala language.
The primary language of Batgame people in Sri Lanka is Sinhala. Their primary occupation is farming, and their staple food is rice. The laws of Buddhism dictate their lives and values.
Buddhism is an atheistic religion and reincarnation is part of their belief. Both beliefs conflict with biblical teaching.
Batgama people in Sri Lanka practice Buddhism, the major world religion based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama or the Buddha, who lived in the 6th and 5th century BC in ancient India. He taught that by following the path of right intentions and right actions, a Buddhist can achieve nirvana or a state of freedom and salvation.
Although the Bible, audio and visual resources exist in Sinhala, the primary language of the Batgama people, they remain an unreached people group. Their most important need is to understand that Almighty God has provided a full payment for their sins, that they are infinitely loved, and that a place of peace and joy has been prepared for them if they will believe Him.
Pray that Lord Jesus will send believers who understand their Sinhala language and the spiritual mindset of Batgama people. Pray that Batgama people would have the opportunity to place their faith in Jesus Christ and become brothers and sisters in Him. Pray that a Disciple Making Movement will begin among them that will transform their communities and families, bringing God’s blessings.
Scripture Prayers for the Batgama in Sri Lanka.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|People Name General||Batgama|
|People Name in Country||Batgama|
|Population this Country||388,000|
|Population all Countries||388,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||8|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Total States on file||6|
Primary Language: Sinhala
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1776-1991)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio|
|Film / Video||God's Story video|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Sinhala|
|Film / Video||Magdalena video|
|Film / Video||My Last Day video, anime|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children|
|General||Bible for Children|
|General||Biblical answers to your questions|
|General||Four Spiritual Laws|
|General||Gospel resources links|
|Mobile App||Download audio Bible app as APK file|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Sinhala|
|Text / Printed Matter||Literacy primer for Sinhala|
|Text / Printed Matter||Tools for faith conversations|
|Text / Printed Matter||Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies|
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|Map Source||People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project|
|Profile Source||Joshua Project|
|Data Sources||Data is compiled from various sources. Read more|