Bhattra in India

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People Name: Bhattra
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 370,000
World Population: 370,000
Primary Language: Bhatri
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 1.88 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: New Testament
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Bhatra or Bhattra are a scheduled caste in India, which means that they do not have high status. They live in Bastai, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Odisha. They speak Bhattri.

What Are Their Lives Like?

They fish, do cultivation work, and collect mushrooms and forest food. Some of them work as day laborers. The Bhatra have traditional councils to judge in matters. Only a few of them can read and write so the gospel will need to be given in oral form. They prefer marriages between cousins.

What Are Their Beliefs?

They are Hindus.

What Are Their Needs?

The Bhatra people need the chance to enjoy the blessings of peace, hope and joy offered by Jesus Christ to those whom are willing to accept Him on His terms.

Prayer Points

Pray that the traditional council leaders of the Bhatra will come to Jesus Christ and open the doors to a movement to Christ that will bless their entire community. Pray that gospel recordings and the JESUS Film will lead the Bhatra to salvation.

Text Source:   Keith Carey