Sarki in India



Population

40,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction

The traditional and primary occupation of the Sarki was shoe-making, but nowadays only a few among them are occupied as leather-workers or cobblers. They have family deities and a village deity. Some of their deities are Santala Devi, Maidevta and Dat Kali. Their witchdoctor is called lama or jhankri.


Ministry Obstacles

The worldview of the Sarki is very different than those of a monotheist, who believes in one God who is creator of all.


Outreach Ideas

The Lord is building his church in the region. His Spirit is active. Pray that Christian workers will include the Sarki community in their outreach.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are some Christians among the Sarki community. Pray they become more than cultural Christians, instead becoming zealous disciples of Christ, trusting him fully with their lives.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Sarki community will be dissatisfied with worshiping the gods of this age, but rather will hunger to know the creator God and his Son who came to give them life.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Sarki
People Name in Country Sarki
Population in India 40,000
World Population 412,000
Countries 4
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Chamar, Cobbier, Karighar, Karikar, Mistri, Sarkar, Tapa, Tapoli, Thapa
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Nepali-Pahari
People Name General Sarki
Ethnic Code CNN25k
People ID 18035
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:  20  (up to 20 largest shown)
West Bengal (25,000) Assam (8,900) Uttarakhand (1,500) Sikkim (1,200)
Mizoram (800) Nagaland (500) Manipur (500) Meghalaya (400)
Uttar Pradesh (100) Arunachal Pradesh (100) Madhya Pradesh (60) Jharkhand (40)
Maharashtra (30) Himachal Pradesh (30) Odisha (20) Chandigarh (20)
Andaman and Nicobar (20) Gujarat (10) Telangana (10) Punjab (10)
Total States on file:  20  (up to 20 largest shown)
West Bengal (25,000) Assam (8,900)
Uttarakhand (1,500) Sikkim (1,200)
Mizoram (800) Nagaland (500)
Manipur (500) Meghalaya (400)
Uttar Pradesh (100) Arunachal Pradesh (100)
Madhya Pradesh (60) Jharkhand (40)
Maharashtra (30) Himachal Pradesh (30)
Odisha (20) Chandigarh (20)
Andaman and Nicobar (20) Gujarat (10)
Telangana (10) Punjab (10)
Languages & Dialects on file:  5  (up to 20 largest shown)
Nepali (37,000) Bengali (1,100) Darmiya (400) Newar: Newari (300)
Hindi (200)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Nepali 37,000 Bengali 1,100
Darmiya 400 Newar: Newari 300
Hindi 200
For Primary Language: Nepali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1850-1961)
New Testament Yes   (1821-2010)
Complete Bible Yes   (1914-2004)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
General Ministry Resources Audio Recordings
God's Story Video Film / Video
Got Questions Ministry General
International Bible Society Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Nepali Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Nepali Bible stories Audio Recordings
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Online Scripture (Talking Bibles) 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
Buddhism
0.44 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
1.95 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
97.61 %
Islam
0.00 %
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 %
Photo Source: Anonymous   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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