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.
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.
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.
* 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|
|Persecution Rank||15 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||5|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Hindi (104,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||hin Ethnologue Listing|
|Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|People Groups||Speaking Hindi|
Primary Language: Hindi
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1811-1998)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum of Bible Agencies|
|World Bible Finder|
|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||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|Film / Video||Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||The Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)|