Chidar in India

Joshua Project has identified the Chidar only in India






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Chidar people live in India's central state of Madhya Pradesh. They speak Hindi, India's most common language. Like many people groups in India, the Chidars try to appear to be from higher castes, so some of them have adopted Rajput clan names. The Chidar people are actually from the low-status Dalits.

What Are Their Lives Like?

They have adopted occupations like being village watchmen, militiamen, farmers, masons, teachers, civil service workers, and businessmen. Few of them own land, and wage labor is on the increase in their communities. Chidar families decide whom their children will marry. In recent years, the age of marriage has risen among them.

What Are Their Beliefs?

These Hindus worship Devi Durga as their patron deity.

Prayer Points

* Pray that soon the Chindar people will find Jesus so compelling that they will give up worshiping all Hindu gods and give Christ their full devotion.

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People Name General Chidar
People Name in Country Chidar
Population in India 66,000
World Population 66,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Cadar, Chadar
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Chidar
Ethnic Code CNN25g
People ID 16592
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:  3  (up to 20 largest shown)
Madhya Pradesh (59,000) Chhattisgarh (6,300) Rajasthan (600)
Total States on file:  3  (up to 20 largest shown)
Madhya Pradesh (59,000) Chhattisgarh (6,300)
Rajasthan (600)

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Languages & Dialects on file:  7  (up to 20 largest shown)
Hindi (59,000) Chhattisgarhi (4,300) Bundeli (700) Nimadi (200)
Malvi (200) Haroti: Harauti (200) Bagheli (100)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 59,000 Chhattisgarhi 4,300
Bundeli 700 Nimadi 200
Malvi 200 Haroti: Harauti 200
Bagheli 100
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
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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
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Ethnic Religions
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100.00 %
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0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
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Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
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