Chhimba, Hindu in India

Joshua Project has identified the Chhimba, Hindu only in India






Largest Religion

Main Language


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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 122,000
World Population 122,000
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 21  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  11  (up to 20 largest shown)
Haryana (88,000) Punjab (15,000) Himachal Pradesh (13,000) Delhi (2,500)
Bihar (1,600) Chandigarh (1,300) 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 (88,000) Punjab (15,000)
Himachal Pradesh (13,000) Delhi (2,500)
Bihar (1,600) Chandigarh (1,300)
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 (67,000) 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 67,000 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
For Primary Language: Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible Visuals General
Bible: Hindi Holy Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Hindi Holy Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
Christ for the Nations Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Film / Video
Following Jesus (India, JF Project) Film / Video
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
Hindi Bible Text / Printed Matter
Hindi Bible stories Audio Recordings
International Bible Society Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Hindi Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online Bible (Bibles India) Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Hinduism

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 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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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