Chhipa, Sikh in India

Joshua Project has identified the Chhipa, Sikh only in India






Largest Religion

Main Language


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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.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Chhipa, Sikh
People Name in Country Chhipa, Sikh
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
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 (119,000) Chandigarh (5,200) Haryana (4,700) Rajasthan (1,100)
Delhi (1,100) Himachal Pradesh (400) Maharashtra (30)
Total States on file:  7  (up to 20 largest shown)
Punjab (119,000) Chandigarh (5,200)
Haryana (4,700) Rajasthan (1,100)
Delhi (1,100) Himachal Pradesh (400)
Maharashtra (30)
Languages & Dialects on file:  5  (up to 20 largest shown)
Panjabi, Eastern (115,000) Hindi (15,000) Bagri (1,600) Haryanvi (300)
Bilaspuri (100)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Panjabi, Eastern 115,000 Hindi 15,000
Bagri 1,600 Haryanvi 300
Bilaspuri 100

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
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral 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 Panjabi, Eastern
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Sikh Punjabi Language Film
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
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  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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