Chuhra in Pakistan


Population
1,210,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Chura live in India and Pakistan. In Himachal Pradesh, in Chamba, they speak Chambiaii and Hindi and write in Perso-Arabic and Devanagari. They are also called Chuhra and Chuhre. They are not vegetarians but the Hindus and Sikhs do not eat beef or buffalo. The Chura remove dead animals and soil and are scavengers. Some of them cultivate. The women work as well as doing the housework. The Chura are known for basket work. They worship ancestors. About half of them read and write. After they have had two children, they often practice family planning.

In Jammu and Kashmir, the Chura speak Dogri and Punjabi. They eat wheat and rice for cereals. Some of them have their own businesses. They have a low literacy level so the gospel should be given in oral form also. Most of the Chura Christians among them are Protestants.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the Chura Christians will lead the others to salvation
* Pray that gospel materials will lead them to salvation too.

References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Chuhra
People Name in Country Chuhra
Population in Pakistan 1,210,000
World Population 3,467,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 2.1
Least-Reached No
Alternate Names Almiki, Balmik, Balmiki, Bhangi, Chaamri, Chamri, Chaudhari, Chuhre, Chura, Cuhra, Jamdar, Jemadar, Jimadar, Khakrobe, Khaqrobe, Mehtar, Valmiki
People ID 16618
Country Pakistan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 6  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 8
Punjab (1,123,000) Sindh (76,000) Islamabad (6,400) Balochistan (2,400)
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (2,100) Federally Administer (60) Gilgit-Baltistan (20) Azad Kashmir (10)
Country Pakistan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 6  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 8
Punjab (1,123,000) Sindh (76,000)
Islamabad (6,400) Balochistan (2,400)
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (2,100) Federally Administer (60)
Gilgit-Baltistan (20) Azad Kashmir (10)
Primary Language: Panjabi, Western (1,055,000 speakers)
Language Code: pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 7
Secondary Languages:
Sindhi (53,000) Saraiki (24,000) Urdu (15,000) English (5,200)
Marwari (200) Hindko, Southern (100)
Primary Language: Panjabi, Western (1,055,000 speakers)
Language Code: pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 7
Secondary Languages:
Sindhi (53,000) Saraiki (24,000)
Urdu (15,000) English (5,200)
Marwari (200) Hindko, Southern (100)
For Primary Language: Panjabi, Western

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1885-1922)
New Testament Yes   (1819-2000)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Fathers Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Punjabi Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video House of Love (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Panjabi, Western
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Cartoon Gospel tract
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Christianity

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown
99.49 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.51 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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