Chhipa, Hindu in India

Joshua Project has identified the Chhipa, Hindu only in India






Largest Religion

Main Language



According to legend, when Parashuram set out to exterminate the Kshatriya, two brothers took shelter behind the image of the goddess Devi. The goddess advised the first one to stitch clothes and the second one to print and dye these stitched clothes to escape from Parashuram. Hence, the descendants of the second person are called Chhipa (Chippi is derived from the Hindi word chhapna, meaning printing). Though the traditional occupation of the Chippa is dyeing and printing cloth, many are now cloth merchants. The main marriage symbols for women are vermilion and toe-rings (bichua). Dowry is given in cash and kind. Remarriage (natra) is allowed for widows, widowers and divorcees. Their literacy rate is low, and only a few have received education up to the high school level.

Ministry Obstacles

This community speaks more than 20 languages, and each language sub-group may well need a separate outreach and church planting project.

Outreach Ideas

There are many resources available in most of the languages spoken by the Chhipa, but workers are needed to carry these resources to the people.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are no known Christian believers among this community at present, but pray for those who will soon commit themselves to following Christ. Pray they will live holy lives, and be united around truth. Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for improved employment opportunities, and for good schools to be made available for the children of this Hindu community.

Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-08-03
People Name General Chhipa, Hindu
People Name in Country Chhipa, Hindu
Population in India 422,000
World Population 422,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bhavsar, Chhapygar, Chhimkar, Chhimpa, Chhipi, Chhipigar, Nilgar, Nirali, Rangari, Rohilla, Tank Kshatriya
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Chhipa, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25g
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution rankinging, )
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi (241,000) Gujarati (116,000) Panjabi, Eastern (28,000) Marathi (15,000)
Khandesi (4,900) Marwari (4,500) Merwari (4,100) Haryanvi (2,500)
Bundeli (2,200) Konkani (1,800) Awadhi (1,800) Garhwali (1,400)
Malvi (1,100) Ahirani (1,000) Dhundari (700) Kannada (700)
Braj Bhasha (500) Bagheli (500) Kanauji (500) Bagri (400)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 241,000 Gujarati 116,000
Panjabi, Eastern 28,000 Marathi 15,000
Khandesi 4,900 Marwari 4,500
Merwari 4,100 Haryanvi 2,500
Bundeli 2,200 Konkani 1,800
Awadhi 1,800 Garhwali 1,400
Malvi 1,100 Ahirani 1,000
Dhundari 700 Kannada 700
Braj Bhasha 500 Bagheli 500
Kanauji 500 Bagri 400
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Category 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
Printed Matter Christ for the Nations
Scripture Bibles, Bible League
Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-08-03

Major Religion Percent
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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
95.87 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
4.13 %
0.00 %
Photo Source: Isudas   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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