Chamar, Muslim in India

Population

15,900

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey


Introduction / History

It seems that every class of people has been despised and discriminated against at some time, and the Chamar Muslims are no exception. Being a minority religious group in a primarily Hindu country, Muslim Chamars know what discrimination feels like. Their name derives from Chamakara, meaning "a worker in leather." In South Asia people say the Chamars, be they Hindu or Muslim, are criminally minded and unintelligent. Such beliefs should be expected regarding those who process leather in a land where Hinduism teaches people to venerate cattle.


Where are they Located?

Most Chamar Muslims make their homes in the area of Janakpur in the southern part of Nepal, not far from the Indian border. This is a rugged, mountainous area that requires great vigor and endurance.


What are Their Lives Like?

Muslim Chamar women are known for their beauty. Many of them work as midwives. Chamars seek marriage partners from outside their own clan, but within their own community. Adult marriage is the norm among Muslim Chamars. They do not have child brides.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the Church will begin reaching out to the Chamar Muslims in Nepal and India.
* Pray that the Chamar Muslims themselves will not be "biased" against the claims of Christ, but will thoughtfully consider what He said in His Word.
* Pray for a major people movement to Jesus within Chamar communities.



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Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country
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People Name General Chamar, Muslim
People Name in Country Chamar, Muslim
ROP3 Code 112915
Joshua Project People ID 17499
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 15,900
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Arya, Bhambi, Bhambro, Chambhar, Chamma, Chaudhari, Jatav, Jatia, Mehtar, Mochi, Raidas, Ramdasi, Ramdasia, Ravidas,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Urdu 13,477 Bhojpuri 1,250 Panjabi, Eastern 960 Bagheli 240
Maithili 200 Marwari 5
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Urdu Muslim
People Name General Chamar, Muslim
Ethnic Code CNN25r
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Largest Religion Islam
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
100.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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