Darzi, Sikh in India


Joshua Project has identified the Darzi, Sikh only in India

Population

41,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Eyes of the Heart

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Introduction / History

Eveleen walked into the tailor shop with a bag and a frown on her face. She dropped the bag and said, "Balkar, how did this happen? You said my dress would be ready last week, and it wasn't! My niece's wedding is in a few days, and the dress is too big!" Deeply concerned, the Sikh Darzi tailor calmly replied, "Dear Eveleen, please forgive me! I will make it right."
Eveleen knew he was a man of his word, so her frown gave way to a relieved smile. She replied, "Balkar, I know things happen. I'm sorry to be so impatient and angry. You and your brother work long, hard hours in this shop. Your work is usually very good. In fact, some say you are the finest Darzi (tailor) in this section of Ludhiana, Punjab. You are a godly man; I know you will correct this mistake." Balkar replied, "Only God our creator is perfect. The better we use the talents He gives us, the better we represent Him."


Where Are they Located?

There are about 36,000 Darzi Sikhs that live primarily in the Punjab State of India.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Their traditional trade is tailoring, and many still do this just as their ancestors did many years ago.


Prayer Points

Pray that loving and patient believers will talk with the Darzi Sikhs about knowing God through Christ. May they soon rejoice in accepting God's mercy, forgiveness, and gift of salvation in Jesus, and give thanks for Him to their Creator.


Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-10-14
People Name General Darzi, Sikh
People Name in Country Darzi, Sikh
Population in India 41,000
World Population 41,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Chippollu, Darji, Idrissi, Khayyat, Mera, Merais, Pipavasi, Sai Sutar, Sais, Shimpi, Simpi, Suis, Thalavadi
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Punjabi
People Name General Darzi, Sikh
Ethnic Code CNN25n
People ID 18064
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:  17  (up to 20 largest shown)
Punjab (34,000) Haryana (1,400) Delhi (1,200) Rajasthan (1,000)
Uttarakhand (800) Uttar Pradesh (800) Maharashtra (400) Madhya Pradesh (200)
Himachal Pradesh (200) Chandigarh (200) Chhattisgarh (100) Jharkhand (100)
West Bengal (40) Jammu and Kashmir (30) Telangana (20) Gujarat (20)
Odisha (10)
Total States on file:  17  (up to 20 largest shown)
Punjab (34,000) Haryana (1,400)
Delhi (1,200) Rajasthan (1,000)
Uttarakhand (800) Uttar Pradesh (800)
Maharashtra (400) Madhya Pradesh (200)
Himachal Pradesh (200) Chandigarh (200)
Chhattisgarh (100) Jharkhand (100)
West Bengal (40) Jammu and Kashmir (30)
Telangana (20) Gujarat (20)
Odisha (10)
Languages & Dialects on file:  10  (up to 20 largest shown)
Panjabi, Eastern (32,000) Hindi (7,000) Bagri (400) Kumaoni (60)
Kanauji (50) Garhwali (40) Bilaspuri (40) Bengali (20)
Awadhi (20) Mandeali
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Panjabi, Eastern 32,000 Hindi 7,000
Bagri 400 Kumaoni 60
Kanauji 50 Garhwali 40
Bilaspuri 40 Bengali 20
Awadhi 20 Mandeali 10
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
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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