Chhimba, Sikh in India

Joshua Project has identified the Chhimba, Sikh only in India







Largest Religion

Main Language


The Sikhs

Source Asia Harvest                                                Download

Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey

Introduction / History

Looking dignified and handsome, Mokham, a Chhimba Sikh, explained to his buyers why his materials were considered by some to be the most beautiful in India and what he felt was behind his success. "First, my family has always been faithful to the teachings of our faith. I recite these words from our founder, Bhagat Namdev, each day before I start work. 'Let mercy be the cotton, contentment the thread, continence the knot, and truth the twist. Oh priest! if you have such a thread, do give it to me. It will not wear out, nor get soiled, nor be burnt, nor lost. Says Nanak, 'Blessed are those who go about wearing such a thread.' You see we Chhimbas were given a blessing in the knowledge of using dyes and creating beautiful art work on textiles. Today with modern techniques many of us continue to earn a living in the fabric business. Still, the most important thing in life is how we live and put into practice the words of our Sikh Gurus."

Where are they Located?

The majority of the Chhimba Sikhs live in regions of Punjab.

What are Their Beliefs?

Their people typically try to befriend people of other religious backgrounds, but rigidly uphold their own Sikh beliefs.

Prayer Points

* Pray that God will send believers who will be wise in presenting His Word to the Chhimba Sikhs.
* Pray that the Chhimba Sikhs will find in Jesus mercy, contentment, continence, and the truth which they seek.

People Name General Chhimba, Sikh
People Name in Country Chhimba, Sikh
Population in India 127,000
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Chimbe, Darzi, Dhami, Dhamin, Tank Kshatriya, Tank Suryavanshi Kaith
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Punjabi
People Name General Chhimba, Sikh
Ethnic Code CNN25n
Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Panjabi, Eastern (108,000) Hindi (16,000) Bagri (2,600) Haryanvi (1,100)
Kumaoni (90) Telugu (80) Bilaspuri (40)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Panjabi, Eastern 108,000 Hindi 16,000
Bagri 2,600 Haryanvi 1,100
Kumaoni 90 Telugu 80
Bilaspuri 40
Largest Religion Other / Small
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
Other / Small
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl
Video Source: Asia Harvest
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