Darzi, Muslim in India



Population

996,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


The Greatest Sacrifice

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Introduction / History

The Darzis derived their name from the Persian word 'to sew' or darzan. Sometimes the Darzi are known by the name Darji or Khayyat in India where most of their community live. An Indian legend says that the god Parasurama was pursuing two brothers to destroy them and they found haven in a temple. A priest hid them and gave one brother the task of sewing dresses and the other dyeing cloth. The Darzi are said to be the decendents of the first brother and therefore, Darzis are most commonly tailors. There are more than 3.5 million Darzis in all and about one third of those are Muslims, the rest are Hindus.


What Are Their Lives Like?

A majority of the Darzi Muslim people live in the central Terai region of Nepal and speak Nepali and Urdu. They often occupy a middle ground of social status. As tailors they enjoy close relations with other Muslim tradesmen. The Darzis are not vegetarian but tend to avoid beef. As a community they prefer adult marriages and offer children's inheritance privileges to both sons and daughters. Men will sometimes wear a kurtapyjama and woman a salwar-kameez.


What Are Their Needs?

Because of the Darzi's openness to business and upward social status, this is a great opportunity to offer outside assistance to educational or other development projects. Pray that the church can love the Darzi people like God does, enough to offer micro loans and other development programs as a means to sharing the gospel among them.



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Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-10-08
People Name General Darzi, Muslim
People Name in Country Darzi, Muslim
Population in India 996,000
World Population 1,408,000
Countries 4
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Chopan, Darji, Darzi, Idrasi, Idrissi, Khayyat, Merais, Nangdev, Pipavasi, Sai Sutar, Sais, Ses, Setch, Shimpi, Simpi, Sise, Sochi, Suis, Thalavadi
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Punjabi
People Name General Darzi, Muslim
Ethnic Code CNN25r
People ID 17513
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:  16  (up to 20 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh (854,000) Bihar (103,000) Uttarakhand (17,000) Madhya Pradesh (5,800)
West Bengal (5,500) Jammu and Kashmir (4,000) Haryana (3,200) Jharkhand (1,700)
Punjab (700) Gujarat (300) Himachal Pradesh (200) Maharashtra (200)
Rajasthan (40) Chandigarh (20) Dadra and Nagar Have (20) Daman and Diu (10)
Total States on file:  16  (up to 20 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh (854,000) Bihar (103,000)
Uttarakhand (17,000) Madhya Pradesh (5,800)
West Bengal (5,500) Jammu and Kashmir (4,000)
Haryana (3,200) Jharkhand (1,700)
Punjab (700) Gujarat (300)
Himachal Pradesh (200) Maharashtra (200)
Rajasthan (40) Chandigarh (20)
Dadra and Nagar Have (20) Daman and Diu (10)
Languages & Dialects on file:  20  (up to 20 largest shown)
Urdu (853,000) Bhojpuri (80,000) Awadhi (16,000) Bengali (5,300)
Kanauji (5,100) Maithili (3,700) Panjabi, Eastern (1,900) Kashmiri (1,900)
Kumaoni (1,200) Bagheli (900) Garhwali (500) Dogri (400)
Gujarati (300) Magahi (300) Bundeli (300) Bhadrawahi (60)
Chambeali (50) Nepali (50) Merwari (40) Marathi (20)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Urdu 853,000 Bhojpuri 80,000
Awadhi 16,000 Bengali 5,300
Kanauji 5,100 Maithili 3,700
Panjabi, Eastern 1,900 Kashmiri 1,900
Kumaoni 1,200 Bagheli 900
Garhwali 500 Dogri 400
Gujarati 300 Magahi 300
Bundeli 300 Bhadrawahi 60
Chambeali 50 Nepali 50
Merwari 40 Marathi 20

For Main Lanugage: Urdu


Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1747-1894)
New Testament Yes   (1758-2000)
Complete Bible Yes   (1843-1998)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible Visuals General
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Revised Urdu Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bible: UGV Devanagari Text / Printed Matter
Bible: اردو جیو ورژن Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Text / Printed Matter
Four Spiritual Laws General
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
International Bible Society Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Urdu Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online New Testament - Easy to Read (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Online New Testament - Pakistan Bible Society (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
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 Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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