Chidar in India

Joshua Project has identified the Chidar only in India

Population

64,000

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey


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.



People Name General Chidar
People Name in Country Chidar
Population in India 64,000
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Chidar
Ethnic Code CNN25g
Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes

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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi (59,000) Chhattisgarhi (3,800) Bundeli (700) Surgujia (500)
Nimadi (200) Malvi (200) Haroti (200) Bagheli (100)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 59,000 Chhattisgarhi 3,800
Bundeli 700 Surgujia 500
Nimadi 200 Malvi 200
Haroti 200 Bagheli 100
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%
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