Bhattra in India

The Bhattra have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

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.


Scripture Prayers for the Bhattra in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Bhattra
People Name in Country Bhattra
Population this Country 367,000
Population all Countries 367,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 7
Alternate Names Bhatra; Bhatta; Bhattri; Bhottada; भट्तरा
People ID 16445
ROP3 Code 111598
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 7
Largest States
Chhattisgarh
242,000
Odisha
122,000
Madhya Pradesh
1,400
Maharashtra
1,300
Delhi
200
Assam
50
Karnataka
20
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 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 7
  Chhattisgarh 242,000
  Odisha 122,000
  Madhya Pradesh 1,400
  Maharashtra 1,300
  Delhi 200
  Assam 50
  Karnataka 20
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bhatri (122,000 speakers)
Language Code bgw   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 36
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Halbi
85,000
Odia
71,000
Desiya
9,900
Chhattisgarhi
7,100
Hindi
6,300
Kui
4,100
Kuvi
1,900
Pengo
1,500
Gondi, Northern
800
Gadaba, Pottangi Ollar
800
Marathi
600
Bhili
500
English
100
Duruwa
50
Telugu
30
Primary Language Bhatri (122,000 speakers)
Language Code bgw   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 36
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Halbi 85,000
  Odia 71,000
  Desiya 9,900
  Chhattisgarhi 7,100
  Hindi 6,300
  Kui 4,100
  Kuvi 1,900
  Pengo 1,500
  Gondi, Northern 800
  Gadaba, Pottangi Ollar 800
  Marathi 600
  Bhili 500
  English 100
  Duruwa 50
  Telugu 30
People Groups Speaking Bhatri

Primary Language:  Bhatri

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2017)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio 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 Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bhatri
General Gospel resources links
General Gospel website in this language
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Online New Testament (Bibles India)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.01 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
1.88 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
96.98 %
Islam
0.02 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.04 %
Unknown
1.07 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2022  Isudas  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more