Charan (Hindu traditions) in India

Joshua Project has identified the Charan (Hindu traditions) only in India
Population
318,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

One report is that the community name is derived from the word char, meaning to spread, as the Charan were those bands of genealogists attached to royal courts who spread the fame of the latter by singing their praises. The old men wear a dhoti and shirt, and a white cap or a turban. After marriage they worship Satyanarayana. The literacy level among the Charan is very low.


Ministry Obstacles

The low literacy rate will be an obstacle if the Gospel comes to the Charan only in written form.


Outreach Ideas

Stories told from Scripture, and Gospel films and recordings, will all be helpful.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There may be no Christian believers among the Charan community, but pray for the many believers that will soon come from this group. Pray they will be properly instructed in the faith, and will grow to become mature.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for the Charan community to have good schools for their children, and that parents will make schooling a priority.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Prayer Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-10-19
People Name General Charan (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Charan (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 318,000
World Population 318,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Bahror, Barath, Barhatta, Bhatt, Birm, Charan, Chiraniya, Dhaniwal, Gadhavi, Gadvi, Gadwa, Gadwi, Maldhari, Phaniwale
People ID 16571
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 14
Rajasthan (152,000) Gujarat (120,000) Maharashtra (33,000) Madhya Pradesh (11,000)
Daman and Diu (400) Tamil Nadu (200) Dadra and Nagar Have (200) Delhi (200)
Telangana (90) Bihar (80) West Bengal (70) Chhattisgarh (60)
Karnataka (50) Jharkhand (20)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 14
Rajasthan (152,000) Gujarat (120,000)
Maharashtra (33,000) Madhya Pradesh (11,000)
Daman and Diu (400) Tamil Nadu (200)
Dadra and Nagar Have (200) Delhi (200)
Telangana (90) Bihar (80)
West Bengal (70) Chhattisgarh (60)
Karnataka (50) Jharkhand (20)
Primary Language: Gujarati (114,000 speakers)
Language Code: guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 14
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (71,000) Marwari (45,000) Kachchi (17,000) Dhundari (16,000)
Merwari (9,800) Marathi (9,600) Mewari (9,100) Shekhawati (6,800)
Konkani (5,300) Haroti: Harauti (4,800) Nimadi (1,900) Malvi (900)
Wagdi (600)
Primary Language: Gujarati (114,000 speakers)
Language Code: guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 14
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (71,000) Marwari (45,000)
Kachchi (17,000) Dhundari (16,000)
Merwari (9,800) Marathi (9,600)
Mewari (9,100) Shekhawati (6,800)
Konkani (5,300) Haroti: Harauti (4,800)
Nimadi (1,900) Malvi (900)
Wagdi (600)
For Primary Language: Gujarati

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1809-1965)
New Testament Yes   (1820-1985)
Complete Bible Yes   (1823-2005)
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Gujarati
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Fathers Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
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 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
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Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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