Chhimba, Hindu in India

Joshua Project has identified the Chhimba, Hindu only in India






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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.

People Name General Chhimba, Hindu
People Name in Country Chhimba, Hindu
Population in India 112,000
World Population 112,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Chhimba, Chhimbe, Chhipa, Chimbe, Darji, Darzi, Dhami, Dhamin, Dhobi, Tank Kshatri, Tank Suryavanshi Kaith
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Punjabi
People Name General Chhimba, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25n
People ID 16587
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:  11  (up to 20 largest shown)
Haryana (87,000) Punjab (15,000) Himachal Pradesh (13,000) Delhi (2,500)
Bihar (1,600) Chandigarh (1,200) Jammu and Kashmir (600) Madhya Pradesh (300)
Maharashtra (300) Jharkhand (100) West Bengal (60)
Total States on file:  11  (up to 20 largest shown)
Haryana (87,000) Punjab (15,000)
Himachal Pradesh (13,000) Delhi (2,500)
Bihar (1,600) Chandigarh (1,200)
Jammu and Kashmir (600) Madhya Pradesh (300)
Maharashtra (300) Jharkhand (100)
West Bengal (60)
Languages & Dialects on file:  16  (up to 20 largest shown)
Hindi (68,000) Panjabi, Eastern (31,000) Haryanvi (9,700) Kangri (6,200)
Bagri (1,700) Mandeali (1,600) Maithili (900) Bilaspuri (800)
Kashmiri (200) Pahari, Mahasu (200) Chambeali (100) Dogri (100)
Bengali (100) Bhadrawahi (60) Bhattiyali (20) Kinnauri (20)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 68,000 Panjabi, Eastern 31,000
Haryanvi 9,700 Kangri 6,200
Bagri 1,700 Mandeali 1,600
Maithili 900 Bilaspuri 800
Kashmiri 200 Pahari, Mahasu 200
Chambeali 100 Dogri 100
Bengali 100 Bhadrawahi 60
Bhattiyali 20 Kinnauri 20
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Hindi Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
General Bible Visuals
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
General Ravi Zacharias
General Yeshu Samaj
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Hindi Holy Bible

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
100.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
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