Sathwara, Hindu traditions in India

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






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Main Language


Introduction / History

The Sathwara have two main sections related to eating habits: the vegetarian and non-vegetarian. They are endogamous, meaning they choose marriage partners from within the group. The Northern Gujarat Sathwara are divided into the Dandariya group living in Sabarkantha and the Patanwadia living in the Mehsana region. They are divided even more into exogamous clans, choosing marriage partners from a clan that is not their own.

Where Are they Located?

The Sathwara are a Hindu caste who live mainly in Gujarat in India. They live mostly in North Gujarat, Saurashtra and Kutch. They speak in Gujarati and Kutchi. In Gujarat they live mainly in Patan, Mehsana, Bhavnagar, Jamnagar, Junagadh, Sabarkantha, Surendrnagar and Vadhiyar.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Sathwara do such work as masonry and are in other jobs too. It is said the Sathwara were originally farmers. They have a magazine called Satvara Shikshan Sandesh.

The Sathwara are also called Sathvara, Satwara, Satvara and by other names that are Kadia Sathwara, Kadia Satvara Dalwadi, Satwara Kadia Samaj and Kutchi Satvara.

Kadia is the name of a Hindu people that works in masonry among other things. (The name Kadia may have been given because of the masonry work done by the Sathwara).


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Sathwara, Hindu traditions
People Name in Country Sathwara, Hindu traditions
Population in India 73,000
World Population 73,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Dalwadi, Kadia
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:  3  (up to 20 largest shown)
Gujarat (73,000) Dadra and Nagar Have (50) Daman and Diu (10)
Total States on file:  3  (up to 20 largest shown)
Gujarat (73,000) Dadra and Nagar Have (50)
Daman and Diu (10)

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Languages & Dialects on file:  3  (up to 20 largest shown)
Gujarati (70,000) Hindi (1,000) Kachchi (500)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Gujarati 70,000 Hindi 1,000
Kachchi 500
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
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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
100.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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Profile Source: Anonymous  
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