Darzi (Sikh traditions) in India

Joshua Project has identified the Darzi (Sikh traditions) only in India
Population
40,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

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 traditions)
People Name in Country Darzi (Sikh traditions)
Population in India 40,000
World Population 40,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names Chippollu, Darji, Idrissi, Khayyat, Mera, Merais, Pipavasi, Sai Sutar, Sais, Shimpi, Simpi, Suis, Thalavadi
People ID 18064
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 17
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) Jharkhand (100) Chhattisgarh (100)
West Bengal (40) Jammu and Kashmir (30) Gujarat (20) Telangana (20)
Odisha (10)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 17
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)
Jharkhand (100) Chhattisgarh (100)
West Bengal (40) Jammu and Kashmir (30)
Gujarat (20) Telangana (20)
Odisha (10)
Primary Language: Panjabi, Eastern (32,000 speakers)
Language Code: pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 10
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (7,000) Bagri (400) Kumaoni (60) Kanauji (50)
Bilaspuri (40) Awadhi (20) Bengali (20) Garhwali (20)
Mandeali
Primary Language: Panjabi, Eastern (32,000 speakers)
Language Code: pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 10
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (7,000) Bagri (400)
Kumaoni (60) Kanauji (50)
Bilaspuri (40) Awadhi (20)
Bengali (20) Garhwali (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
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
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 Eyes of the Heart (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Panjabi, Eastern
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Sikh Contextual Gathering (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Sikh Punjabi Music Video (Indigitube.tv)
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
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
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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