Brahmin, Chitpavan in India

Joshua Project has identified the Brahmin, Chitpavan only in India
Population
478,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Chitpavan Brahmin of India live in Konkan on the coast of western India. They also live in Maharashtra and other places. They are mainly Hindus.

Many years ago the Chitpavan were looked on as being inferior to other Brahmins. Then they increased in power and took power from the Deshastha Brahmins and there has been much rivalry between the two. When the Chitpavan went into the military it gave them a higher status.

The Chitpavan Brahmins celebrate Hindu festivals and they are priests. Some work in agriculture while some are self-employed and others do office work.

They speak mainly Marathi but some speak Konkani and Kannada too.


Prayer Points

* Pray that pride will not get in the way of the Brahmins giving themselves to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel materials will bring the Chitpavan Brahmin to salvation too.

References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chitpavan


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Brahmin, Chitpavan
People Name in Country Brahmin, Chitpavan
Population in India 478,000
World Population 478,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names Chitpavan, Chitpavan Brahman, Chitpawan Brahman, Citpawan Brahman, Konkanastha, Parashuramshristi, Smartha Brahman, Smata Brahman
People ID 19935
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: 14
Maharashtra (382,000) Karnataka (47,000) Gujarat (20,000) Goa (8,800)
Madhya Pradesh (6,700) Delhi (6,000) Telangana (4,900) Chhattisgarh (900)
Andhra Pradesh (900) West Bengal (400) Tamil Nadu (300) Dadra and Nagar Have (80)
Daman and Diu (50) Rajasthan (20)
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: 14
Maharashtra (382,000) Karnataka (47,000)
Gujarat (20,000) Goa (8,800)
Madhya Pradesh (6,700) Delhi (6,000)
Telangana (4,900) Chhattisgarh (900)
Andhra Pradesh (900) West Bengal (400)
Tamil Nadu (300) Dadra and Nagar Have (80)
Daman and Diu (50) Rajasthan (20)
Primary Language: Marathi (298,000 speakers)
Language Code: mar   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 8
Secondary Languages:
Konkani (68,000) Hindi (38,000) Gujarati (22,000) Konkani, Goan (22,000)
Kannada (20,000) Khandesi (2,500) Chhattisgarhi (100)
Primary Language: Marathi (298,000 speakers)
Language Code: mar   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 8
Secondary Languages:
Konkani (68,000) Hindi (38,000)
Gujarati (22,000) Konkani, Goan (22,000)
Kannada (20,000) Khandesi (2,500)
Chhattisgarhi (100)
For Primary Language: Marathi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1807-1957)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1982)
Complete Bible Yes   (1821-2002)
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 New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Marathi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter Fathers Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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