Chhimba, Hindu in India

Joshua Project has identified the Chhimba, Hindu only in India

Population

112,000

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey


Introduction / History

The Chhimba people live mainly in India's northern state of Himachal Pradesh. Though there are Muslims and Hindus among them, most are Hindu. They speak the regional dialect of Western Pahari Hindi, and standard Hindi as a trade language.


What are Their Lives Like?

Families arrange marriages, and it's common for Chhimba families to exchange sisters in marriage. Boys get married at about 20 years of age, and girls at 16. Women are very much involved with washing clothes, the trade of this people group that is closely related to the better-known Dhobis. Recently some have opened dry cleaning and dyeing shops in towns. Development programs have helped the Chhimba people, specifically in the area of literacy.


Prayer Points

* Pray that soon Chhimba people will sing songs of worship to their true King as they go about their work as cleaners.
* Pray that they will share Christ with their customers, and thus share the spiritual wealth with others in this highly resistant part of India.



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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 Chhimba, Hindu
People Name in Country Chhimba, Hindu
ROP3 Code 111783
Joshua Project People ID 16587
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 112,000
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Chimbe, Darzi, Dhami, Dhamin, Tank Suryavanshi Kaith,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 67,657 Panjabi, Eastern 31,273 Haryanvi 9,740 Kangri 6,170
Bagri 1,660 Mandeali 1,610 Maithili 860 Bilaspuri 770
Kashmiri 230 Pahari, Mahasu 170 Chambeali 140 Dogri 130
Bengali 111 Bhadrawahi 55 Bhattiyali 20 Kinnauri 20
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Punjabi
People Name General Chhimba, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25n
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Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  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
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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