Charan, Hindu in India


Joshua Project has identified the Charan, Hindu only in India

Population

310,000

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  

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-10-19
People Name General Charan, Hindu
People Name in Country Charan, Hindu
Population in India 310,000
World Population 310,000
Countries 1
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 21  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  14  (up to 20 largest shown)
Rajasthan (153,000) Gujarat (113,000) 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 (60)
Karnataka (50) Jharkhand (20)
Total States on file:  14  (up to 20 largest shown)
Rajasthan (153,000) Gujarat (113,000)
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 (60)
Karnataka (50) Jharkhand (20)
Languages & Dialects on file:  14  (up to 20 largest shown)
Gujarati (106,000) 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 106,000 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

For Main Lanugage: Gujarati


Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1809-1965)
New Testament Yes   (1820-1985)
Complete Bible Yes   (1823-2005)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible Visuals General
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Text / Printed Matter
Following Jesus (India) Film / Video
Four Spiritual Laws General
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
Jesus Film: view in Gujarati Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
Online Bible (Bibles India) Text / Printed Matter
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Online Scripture / Bible Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project) Film / Video
World Missionary Press Booklets Text / Printed Matter
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
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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