Tarkhan, Sikh in India



Population

1,130,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Eyes of the Heart

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Introduction / History

As he watched the Tarkhan men laboring over the construction of the new building, Daiwik felt helpless. Though he was skilled with tools, he was not skilled with words. He wondered how he would he tell his family and friends that he had chosen to follow Jesus.

Like every other Sikh, Daiwik had been brought up to believe in reincarnation. Although he hadn't questioned it as a boy, when he reached adulthood, he realized how hopeless reincarnation was. When someone told him about a risen savior providing a way out of the hopelessness, Daiwik listened. The message made sense. He decided to ask God for forgiveness and for the gift of eternal life. He made Jesus his Lord.

But now, faced with telling his father, his brothers, and the friends he had known since childhood, he was fearful. Would they listen to him? Or would they chase him away? Still watching the men work, Daiwik prayed for wisdom. Suddenly he had an idea. He had read in the Bible that Jesus was a carpenter before He began His ministry. Perhaps he could somehow use this fact to introduce his carpenter caste people, the Tarkhans, to Jesus.


Prayer Points

* Pray for the good news to be clearly made known to the Tarkhan people.
* Pray for those who respond to be used by God to tell their friends and families about the salvation available in the carpenter who became the risen Lord and king.


Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-10-02
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-10-26
People Name General Tarkhan, Sikh
People Name in Country Tarkhan, Sikh
Population in India 1,130,000
World Population 1,132,000
Countries 3
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Badi, Barhai, Barhi, Bari, Darkhan, Dhaman, Karigar, Kharadi, Khati, Khatri, Mistri, Ramgarhia, Ramghadiya, Ranghadia, Takhan, Tarakkan, Tarkhan, Tarkihar, Thirkhan, Tikhan
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Punjabi
People Name General Tarkhan, Sikh
Ethnic Code CNN25n
People ID 18177
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:  30  (up to 20 largest shown)
Punjab (870,000) Haryana (65,000) Rajasthan (43,000) Delhi (37,000)
Uttar Pradesh (37,000) Uttarakhand (17,000) Maharashtra (14,000) Chandigarh (10,000)
Jammu and Kashmir (8,700) Madhya Pradesh (8,000) West Bengal (3,400) Chhattisgarh (3,300)
Jharkhand (3,100) Himachal Pradesh (2,000) Gujarat (1,800) Telangana (1,300)
Odisha (1,100) Assam (900) Bihar (700) Karnataka (600)
Total States on file:  30  (up to 20 largest shown)
Punjab (870,000) Haryana (65,000)
Rajasthan (43,000) Delhi (37,000)
Uttar Pradesh (37,000) Uttarakhand (17,000)
Maharashtra (14,000) Chandigarh (10,000)
Jammu and Kashmir (8,700) Madhya Pradesh (8,000)
West Bengal (3,400) Chhattisgarh (3,300)
Jharkhand (3,100) Himachal Pradesh (2,000)
Gujarat (1,800) Telangana (1,300)
Odisha (1,100) Assam (900)
Bihar (700) Karnataka (600)
Languages & Dialects on file:  18  (up to 20 largest shown)
Panjabi, Eastern (1,033,000) Hindi (128,000) Bagri (27,000) Haryanvi (6,700)
Panjabi, Western (3,900) Dogri (2,100) Marwari (1,000) Garhwali (600)
Kumaoni (500) Awadhi (200) Kangri (200) Kashmiri (200)
Shekhawati (200) Gujarati (100) Chhattisgarhi (100) Pahari, Mahasu (90)
Bilaspuri (40) Pahari-Potwari: Poonch (40)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Panjabi, Eastern 1,033,000 Hindi 128,000
Bagri 27,000 Haryanvi 6,700
Panjabi, Western 3,900 Dogri 2,100
Marwari 1,000 Garhwali 600
Kumaoni 500 Awadhi 200
Kangri 200 Kashmiri 200
Shekhawati 200 Gujarati 100
Chhattisgarhi 100 Pahari, Mahasu 90
Bilaspuri 40 Pahari-Potwari: Poonch 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 %
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
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