Chadar in India

Joshua Project has identified the Chadar only in India
Population
132,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The 110,000 Chadar people live mainly in Madhya Pradesh, India's most central state. Their name means "weaver." Though they are listed as a scheduled caste (i.e., low-status Dalits), they consider themselves to be descendents of the prestigious Rajputs. Traditionally, many of them were employed as village watchmen, while others were weavers.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Educated Chadars have their own caste association known as the Chadar Kshatriya Samaj, which is intended to look after their interests and maintain law and order.


What Are Their Beliefs?

This group is almost completely Hindu, and only about one in 500 is Christian of any kind. Most of them speak Hindi, so there are Christ-centered materials in a language they can understand.


Prayer Points

* Pray that biblical materials will soon become widely available in Chadar communities.
* Pray that they will open their hearts to the King of Kings.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

People Name General Chadar
People Name in Country Chadar
Population in India 132,000
World Population 132,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 3 to 4
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Athia, Chadwa, Chudrigaran, Pawar, चादर
People ID 16563
ROP3 Code 111754
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 5
Largest States
Madhya Pradesh
(110,000)
Odisha
(15,000)
Rajasthan
(3,900)
Chhattisgarh
(3,000)
Maharashtra
(90)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 5
  Madhya Pradesh (110,000)
  Odisha (15,000)
  Rajasthan (3,900)
  Chhattisgarh (3,000)
  Maharashtra (90)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (105,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
Odia
(12,000)
Bundeli
(2,600)
Dhundari
(1,900)
Chhattisgarhi
(1,800)
Braj Bhasha
(300)
Malvi
(200)
Urdu
(10)
People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (105,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  Odia (12,000)
  Bundeli (2,600)
  Dhundari (1,900)
  Chhattisgarhi (1,800)
  Braj Bhasha (300)
  Malvi (200)
  Urdu (10)
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1818-2000)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text 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 Hindi Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video A Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Aasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Coconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Haqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.02 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.98 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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