Bhurtia in India


Joshua Project has identified the Bhurtia only in India

Population

14,100

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


A Pilgrimage

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Introduction

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.


Ministry Obstacles

Madhya Pradesh (the primary home of this people group) has stern laws limiting conversions to Christianity.


Outreach Ideas

Pray that Christian workers who are going house to house throughout India will not overlook the smallish Bhurtia community.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

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.


Pray for the Entire People Group

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.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Bhurtia
People Name in Country Bhurtia
Population in India 14,000
World Population 14,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Ahir, Bhurtiya, Chhatri, Gujjar
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Bhurtia
Ethnic Code CNN25g
People ID 16438
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  3  (up to 20 largest shown)
Madhya Pradesh (11,000) Uttar Pradesh (3,500) Gujarat (100)
Total States on file:  3  (up to 20 largest shown)
Madhya Pradesh (11,000) Uttar Pradesh (3,500)
Gujarat (100)

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Languages & Dialects on file:  3  (up to 20 largest shown)
Hindi (12,000) Bagheli (1,600) Chhattisgarhi (400)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 12,000 Bagheli 1,600
Chhattisgarhi 400
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (Global Recordings Network)
Audio Recordings Hindi Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
General Bible Visuals
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
General Yeshu Samaj
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League

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 %
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Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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