Bhat (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Subgroups: 14 (10 largest shown)  Show all

Subgroup Name Population
Rajbhat 52,000
Dasaundhi 29,000
Biram 23,000
Kelia 23,000
Ramaiya 8,700
Jaga 7,800
Gajbhim 7,100
Vandi 6,000
Are 5,900
Brahmabhat 5,600

Introduction

The Bhat are known for 'phakra' (speaking poetically in praise of others). The Bhats are an offshoot of Brahmins, as their name is merely a corruption of the term Brahman. They are mainly a landowning community. They work in temples as priests who sometimes read the Bhagat and Puranas. They worship Tusu and Bhadu and local deities such as Kudra. The Bhat shun manual work. Literacy is very low among the Bhat, particularly among women.


Ministry Obstacles

The Bhat community speaks over 40 languages. Evangelistic and church planting efforts need to accommodate these language subdivisions. The low literacy rate suggests the need for oral communication of the Gospel message.


Outreach Ideas

Christian workers can carry the good news of Jesus to the Bhat community using Gospel films and recordings in the various languages spoken by the community.


Prayer Focus

There may be no followers of Christ today among the Hindu Bhat, but pray for those the Lord will soon call to himself. Pray they will live a life worthy of their calling in Christ. Pray also for the availability of resources such as Scripture and Gospel recordings. Pray that a strong movement to Jesus will bring whole Bhat families and clans into a rich experience of God's blessings. Pray each individual in the Bhat community who is capable of making a decision about Christ will be given at least one opportunity to do so. Pray the message will be in the mother tongue of the individual, and will be clearly presented.


Scripture Prayers for the Bhat (Hindu traditions) in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-08-11
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-08-30
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-09-13
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-04-12
People Name General Bhat (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Bhat (Hindu traditions)
Pronunciation buh-HAHT
Population this Country 1,606,000
Population all Countries 1,638,000
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 32
Alternate Names Baghmundi; Bahi Bhati; Bahrot; Baram Bhatt; Batera; Battera; Batterha; Bhaat; Bhaot; Bhat; Bhat Brahman; Bhat Brahmin; Bhata; Bhatra; Bhatraju; Bhatrazu; Bhatrose; Bhats; Bhatta Goswami; Bhatu; Biram Bhatt; Bohrot; Brahm Bhatt; Brahma Bhat; Brahmabhat; Brahmabhatta; Brahmbhatt; Chara; Charan; Chare; Dabaut; Darpi; Dasund; Digpal; Jaga; Jagabhat; Jagawa; Jasondhi; Jathikirthulu; Jyotshi; Kanjar; Karvan Bhat; Kavi; Kavi Brahman; Kavi Brahmin; Maru; Mary; Naik; Panchakat; Rai; Rai Bhatt; Raj Bhat; Raju; Ramavat; Ramiya; Ramiya Rathor; Ran; Rana; Rao; Rathor; Rathore; Rau; Salui; Salvi; Sivachandi; Sotiya; Swali; Takur; Thakur; भाट (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16406
ROP3 Code 111555
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster South Asia Hindu - other
People Group Bhat (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code CNN25
Total Subgroups 14
  Rajbhat 52,000
  Dasaundhi 29,000
  Biram 23,000
  Kelia 23,000
  Ramaiya 8,700
  Jaga 7,800
  Gajbhim 7,100
  Vandi 6,000
  Are 5,900
  Brahmabhat 5,600
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 24
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh
387,000
Rajasthan
267,000
Bihar
189,000
Madhya Pradesh
145,000
Gujarat
139,000
Maharashtra
60,000
Haryana
60,000
Himachal Pradesh
59,000
West Bengal
58,000
Telangana
56,000
Jharkhand
45,000
Delhi
37,000
Chhattisgarh
29,000
Punjab
28,000
Karnataka
18,000
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 24  (only 20 largest shown)
  Uttar Pradesh 387,000
  Rajasthan 267,000
  Bihar 189,000
  Madhya Pradesh 145,000
  Gujarat 139,000
  Maharashtra 60,000
  Haryana 60,000
  Himachal Pradesh 59,000
  West Bengal 58,000
  Telangana 56,000
  Jharkhand 45,000
  Delhi 37,000
  Chhattisgarh 29,000
  Punjab 28,000
  Karnataka 18,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (750,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 47
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Gujarati
111,000
Marwari
89,000
Bhojpuri
63,000
Telugu
52,000
Bengali
41,000
Punjabi, Eastern
28,000
Magahi
24,000
Dhundari
22,000
Mewari
20,000
Marathi
18,000
Chhattisgarhi
17,000
Maithili
17,000
Kanauji
16,000
Awadhi
15,000
Kangri
13,000
Primary Language Hindi (750,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 47
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Gujarati 111,000
  Marwari 89,000
  Bhojpuri 63,000
  Telugu 52,000
  Bengali 41,000
  Punjabi, Eastern 28,000
  Magahi 24,000
  Dhundari 22,000
  Mewari 20,000
  Marathi 18,000
  Chhattisgarhi 17,000
  Maithili 17,000
  Kanauji 16,000
  Awadhi 15,000
  Kangri 13,000
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  (1835-2012)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / Video Coconuts
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.98 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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