Kachhia, Hindu traditions in India

Joshua Project has identified the Kachhia, Hindu traditions only in India






Largest Religion

Main Language



Kachchia refers to "vegetable-growers", in the Gujarati language. All the male members suffix the term Patel to their names. There are several divisions among them based on economic levels or landholdings. Widow remarriage, preferably with the deceased husband's younger brother, or within the village, takes place with the approval of the caste council. Divorce is permitted, though it occurs rarely. They are Hindu.

Ministry Obstacles

People raised in Hinduism will likely find it difficult to comprehend the Gospel when if first comes to them, because of how different it is from all they have ever known.

Outreach Ideas

The Lord is drawing people to himself in India, in increasing numbers. Pray his Spirit will include the Kachhia caste as the Gospel moves through the land.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray for those Kachhia who will soon come to Jesus as savior and lord, that they will live in harmony with each other, not proud, zealous to know and walk with the Lord.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for good crop yields for the Kacchia, and for rising educational levels. Pray for good schools, and that parents will understand the importance of sending their children to school.

Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Kachhia, Hindu traditions
People Name in Country Kachhia, Hindu traditions
Population in India 110,000
World Population 110,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Kachchia, Khambhar, Kunkara, Pastagia
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:  8  (up to 20 largest shown)
Gujarat (89,000) Maharashtra (17,000) Madhya Pradesh (2,000) Chhattisgarh (800)
Dadra and Nagar Have (600) Odisha (500) Daman and Diu (300) Karnataka (30)
Total States on file:  8  (up to 20 largest shown)
Gujarat (89,000) Maharashtra (17,000)
Madhya Pradesh (2,000) Chhattisgarh (800)
Dadra and Nagar Have (600) Odisha (500)
Daman and Diu (300) Karnataka (30)
Languages & Dialects on file:  5  (up to 20 largest shown)
Gujarati (92,000) Kachchi (8,200) Hindi (6,700) Marathi (900)
Oriya (300)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Gujarati 92,000 Kachchi 8,200
Hindi 6,700 Marathi 900
Oriya 300
For Primary Language: Gujarati

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1809-1965)
New Testament Yes   (1820-1985)
Complete Bible Yes   (1823-2005)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible Visuals General
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Text / Printed Matter
Following Jesus (India, JF Project) Film / Video
Four Spiritual Laws General
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
Jesus Film: view in Gujarati Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
Online Bible (Bibles India) Text / Printed Matter
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Online Scripture / Bible Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project) Film / Video
World Missionary Press Booklets Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
99.94 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.06 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source: Isudas   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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