Chhipa, Sikh traditions in India

Joshua Project has identified the Chhipa, Sikh traditions only in India






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Chhipa of India lived first of all in Nagaur in the state of Rajasthan. The word Chhipa comes from the Gujarati word Chhapa which means to print. They now live in Rajasthan and Gujarat and do dyeing and printing of clothes as their work. They speak Marwari and live mostly in Rajasthan in places like Bikaner, Jodhpur, Nagaur and Kuchaman. The Chhipa are also called Chhimpa in Bikaner.

In northern Gujarat they live in Ahmedabad, Baroda, Bharuch and Nadiad. Most of them speak Gujarati.

In Punjab many Chhipas live in Bathinda. They follow the Sikh religion. They travel to Ghuman Sahib to celebrate the the birthday of Bhagat Namdev whose words are in the book they regard as being holy called Guru Granth Sahib.

The Chhipa are in many clans called Ataks. The most prominent ones are the Tak, Bhati, Molani, Chauhan, Deora, Kukda, Panwar and Reo. These clans are classed as being equal to each other. They intermarry but strongly favor cross cousin and parallel cousin marriages.

The Chhipa can speak in the Kutchi language also.


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People Name General Chhipa, Sikh traditions
People Name in Country Chhipa, Sikh traditions
Population in India 128,000
World Population 128,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bhavsar, Rangari, Rohilla, Tank Kshatriya
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Punjabi
People Name General Chhipa, Sikh traditions
Ethnic Code CNN25n
People ID 18062
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:  7  (up to 20 largest shown)
Punjab (116,000) Chandigarh (5,200) Haryana (4,800) Rajasthan (1,100)
Delhi (1,100) Himachal Pradesh (400) Maharashtra (30)
Total States on file:  7  (up to 20 largest shown)
Punjab (116,000) Chandigarh (5,200)
Haryana (4,800) Rajasthan (1,100)
Delhi (1,100) Himachal Pradesh (400)
Maharashtra (30)
Languages & Dialects on file:  5  (up to 20 largest shown)
Panjabi, Eastern (109,000) Hindi (14,000) Bagri (1,600) Haryanvi (300)
Bilaspuri (100)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Panjabi, Eastern 109,000 Hindi 14,000
Bagri 1,600 Haryanvi 300
Bilaspuri 100
For Primary Language: 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, JF Project) 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
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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
100.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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