Charan, Hindu in India



Population

292,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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  

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Global Prayer Digest: 2008-10-19
People Name General Charan, Hindu
People Name in Country Charan, Hindu
Population in India 292,000
World Population 292,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bahror, Barath, Barhatta, Bhatt, Birm, Charan, Chiraniya, Dhaniwal, Gadhavi, Gadvi, Gadwa, Gadwi, Maldhari, Phaniwale
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Gujarati
People Name General Charan, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25e
People ID 16571
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  14  (up to 20 largest shown)
Rajasthan (150,000) Gujarat (109,000) Maharashtra (32,000) Madhya Pradesh (11,000)
Daman and Diu (400) Tamil Nadu (200) Delhi (200) Dadra and Nagar Have (100)
Telangana (90) Bihar (80) West Bengal (70) Chhattisgarh (40)
Karnataka (40) Jharkhand (20)
Total States on file:  14  (up to 20 largest shown)
Rajasthan (150,000) Gujarat (109,000)
Maharashtra (32,000) Madhya Pradesh (11,000)
Daman and Diu (400) Tamil Nadu (200)
Delhi (200) Dadra and Nagar Have (100)
Telangana (90) Bihar (80)
West Bengal (70) Chhattisgarh (40)
Karnataka (40) Jharkhand (20)
Languages & Dialects on file:  14  (up to 20 largest shown)
Gujarati (104,000) Hindi (71,000) Marwari (45,000) Kachchi (17,000)
Dhundari (16,000) Merwari (9,800) Mewari (9,100) Marathi (9,100)
Shekhawati (6,800) Konkani (5,200) Haroti: Harauti (4,800) Nimadi (1,900)
Malvi (900) Wagdi (600)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Gujarati 104,000 Hindi 71,000
Marwari 45,000 Kachchi 17,000
Dhundari 16,000 Merwari 9,800
Mewari 9,100 Marathi 9,100
Shekhawati 6,800 Konkani 5,200
Haroti: Harauti 4,800 Nimadi 1,900
Malvi 900 Wagdi 600
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1809-1965)
New Testament Yes   (1820-1985)
Complete Bible Yes   (1823-2005)
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India)
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

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 %
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Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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