Chadar in India

Joshua Project has identified the Chadar only in India

Population

122,000

Christian

0.02%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey


Introduction / History

The 110,000 Chadar people live mainly in Madhya Pradesh, India's most central state. Their name means "weaver." Though they are listed as a scheduled caste (i.e., low-status Dalits), they consider themselves to be descendents of the prestigious Rajputs. Traditionally, many of them were employed as village watchmen, while others were weavers.


What are Their Lives Like?

Educated Chadars have their own caste association known as the Chadar Kshatriya Samaj, which is intended to look after their interests and maintain law and order.


What are Their Beliefs?

This group is almost completely Hindu, and only about one in 500 is Christian of any kind. Most of them speak Hindi, so there are Christ-centered materials in a language they can understand.


Prayer Points

* Pray that biblical materials will soon become widely available in Chadar communities.
* Pray that they will open their hearts to the King of Kings.



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Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country
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People Name General Chadar
People Name in Country Chadar
ROP3 Code 111754
Joshua Project People ID 16563
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 122,000
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Chadwa,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 104,414 Oriya 12,260 Bundeli 2,570 Dhundari 1,890
Chhattisgarhi 1,843 Braj Bhasha 290 Malvi 140 Urdu 11
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Chadar
Ethnic Code CNN25g
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Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.02%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
99.98%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl
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