Sathwara, Hindu in India

Joshua Project has identified the Sathwara, Hindu 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
People Name in Country Sathwara, Hindu
Population in India 69,000
World Population 69,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Dalwadi, Kadia
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Gujarati
People Name General Sathwara, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25e
People ID 18039
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 (70,000) Daman and Diu (10) Dadra and Nagar Have (10)
Total States on file:  3  (up to 20 largest shown)
Gujarat (70,000) Daman and Diu (10)
Dadra and Nagar Have (10)

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Languages & Dialects on file:  3  (up to 20 largest shown)
Gujarati (68,000) Hindi (1,100) Kachchi (200)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Gujarati 68,000 Hindi 1,100
Kachchi 200

For Main Lanugage: Gujarati

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

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
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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