Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

People Cluster: Other Backward Class

Language: Kashmiri - (kas)

Alternate Name(s): Batel, Battal, Seraj, Sheikh, Batul

Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: India

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Population: 250

Global Population: 250

PEID: 49375

ROP: 113880

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 2% or Greater but Less than 5% Evangelical

Overview: The Watal of India, numbering 250, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Other Backward Class people cluster within the South Asian Peoples affinity bloc. This people group is only found in India. Their primary language is Kashmiri. The primary religion practiced by the Watal is Sunni Islam, the largest branch of Islam. Sunni Muslims follow the teachings of the Qur'an and consider the first four caliphs to be the rightful successors of Muhammad.

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