Chhimba, Sikh in India


Joshua Project has identified the Chhimba, Sikh only in India

Population

127,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Eyes of the Heart

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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.


Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-10-13
People Name General Chhimba, Sikh
People Name in Country Chhimba, Sikh
Population in India 127,000
World Population 127,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Chhimba, Chhimbe, Chhimpi, Chimbe, Darzi, Dhami, Dhamin, Dhobi, Tank Kshatriya, Tank Suryavanshi Kaith
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Punjabi
People Name General Chhimba, Sikh
Ethnic Code CNN25n
People ID 18061
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:  22  (up to 20 largest shown)
Punjab (102,000) Haryana (10,000) Rajasthan (3,500) Uttar Pradesh (2,600)
Delhi (2,600) Uttarakhand (1,200) Chandigarh (1,000) Maharashtra (1,000)
Jammu and Kashmir (900) Madhya Pradesh (500) Jharkhand (300) West Bengal (300)
Himachal Pradesh (200) Gujarat (200) Chhattisgarh (200) Telangana (80)
Tamil Nadu (50) Bihar (40) Odisha (30) Andhra Pradesh (20)
Total States on file:  22  (up to 20 largest shown)
Punjab (102,000) Haryana (10,000)
Rajasthan (3,500) Uttar Pradesh (2,600)
Delhi (2,600) Uttarakhand (1,200)
Chandigarh (1,000) Maharashtra (1,000)
Jammu and Kashmir (900) Madhya Pradesh (500)
Jharkhand (300) West Bengal (300)
Himachal Pradesh (200) Gujarat (200)
Chhattisgarh (200) Telangana (80)
Tamil Nadu (50) Bihar (40)
Odisha (30) Andhra Pradesh (20)
Languages & Dialects on file:  7  (up to 20 largest shown)
Panjabi, Eastern (107,000) Hindi (15,000) Bagri (2,600) Haryanvi (1,100)
Kumaoni (90) Telugu (80) Bilaspuri (40)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Panjabi, Eastern 107,000 Hindi 15,000
Bagri 2,600 Haryanvi 1,100
Kumaoni 90 Telugu 80
Bilaspuri 40

For Main Lanugage: Panjabi, Eastern


Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1818-1954)
New Testament Yes   (1815-2011)
Complete Bible Yes   (1959-2002)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Following Jesus (India) Film / Video
Four Spiritual Laws General
God's Story Video Film / Video
Got Questions Ministry General
Jesus Film: view in Panjabi, Eastern Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
Online Bible (Bibles India) Text / Printed Matter
Online Scripture (Talking Bibles) Audio Recordings
Oral Bible Audio Recordings
Sikh Punjabi Language Film Film / Video
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: Other / Small

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
100.00 %
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 %
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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