Gatti in India

The Gatti have only been reported in India
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Largest Religion
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* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Gatti are also called Poladava and Holadava, meaning "men of the field." They are a small caste of farmers living mainly near Kumbla and Someswara in South Canara on the coast of Karnataka.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They follow the law of inheritance in the female line and have exogamous septs. This means that the group is divided into one or more segments and marriage only takes place between the segments, never within them. On the day of the final death ceremony they build car-like structures if the deceased was an important local person. The Gattis and Bants dine with each other but do not intermarry. The leader of the Gattis is called Gunkara.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They are Hindu. The god of the Someswara temple is the caste deity and every family pays a yearly fee or else they are excommunicated.


What Are Their Needs?

The Gatti people need to experience the abundant life offered only by Jesus Christ.


Prayer Points

Pray that the Gatti leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead their community into a Christ-ward movement. Pray that gospel materials will bring the Gatti to put all their faith in Jesus Christ.


Scripture Prayers for the Gatti in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Gatti
People Name in Country Gatti
Population this Country 7,700
Population all Countries 7,700
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Holadava; Poladava; गत्ती
People ID 16797
ROP3 Code 112060
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 2
Largest States
Karnataka
6,900
Kerala
700
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 2
  Karnataka 6,900
  Kerala 700
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Tulu (5,300 speakers)
Language Code tcy   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Kannada
1,100
Konkani
70
Primary Language Tulu (5,300 speakers)
Language Code tcy   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Kannada 1,100
  Konkani 70
People Groups Speaking Tulu

Primary Language:  Tulu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1842-1912)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1847-2010)
Bible-Complete No
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Tulu
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Text / Printed Matter Bible: Tulu
Primary Religion: Hinduism
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 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
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