Charan (Hindu traditions) in India

The Charan (Hindu traditions) have only been reported in India
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Introduction

One report is that the community name is derived from the word char, meaning to spread, as the Charan were those bands of genealogists attached to royal courts who spread the fame of the latter by singing their praises. The old men wear a dhoti and shirt, and a white cap or a turban. After marriage they worship Satyanarayana. The literacy level among the Charan is very low.


Ministry Obstacles

The low literacy rate will be an obstacle if the Gospel comes to the Charan only in written form.


Outreach Ideas

Stories told from Scripture, and Gospel films and recordings, will all be helpful.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There may be no Christian believers among the Charan community, but pray for the many believers that will soon come from this group. Pray they will be properly instructed in the faith, and will grow to become mature.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for the Charan community to have good schools for their children, and that parents will make schooling a priority.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-10-19
People Name General Charan (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Charan (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 316,000
World Population 316,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 6
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Bahror, Barath, Barhatta, Bhatt, Birm, Charan, Chiraniya, Dhaniwal, Gadhavi, Gadvi, Gadwa, Gadwi, Maldhari, Phaniwale, चरण (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16571
ROP3 Code 111764
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Gujarati
People Group Charan (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code CNN25e
Total Subgroups on file 11
Largest Subgroups
Vahivancha
2,000
Agarbuccha
0
Gujar
0
Kachhela
0
Maru
0
Prajia
0
Savo
0
Sorathia
0
Suchia
0
Tumbel
0
Tumer
0
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Gujarati
People Group Charan (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code CNN25e
Total Subgroups 11
  Vahivancha 2,000
  Agarbuccha 0
  Gujar 0
  Kachhela 0
  Maru 0
  Prajia 0
  Savo 0
  Sorathia 0
  Suchia 0
  Tumbel 0
  Tumer 0
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 14
Largest States
Rajasthan
153,000
Gujarat
119,000
Maharashtra
33,000
Madhya Pradesh
11,000
Daman and Diu
400
Tamil Nadu
200
Dadra and Nagar Have
200
Delhi
200
Telangana
90
Bihar
80
West Bengal
70
Chhattisgarh
70
Karnataka
50
Jharkhand
20
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 14
  Rajasthan 153,000
  Gujarat 119,000
  Maharashtra 33,000
  Madhya Pradesh 11,000
  Daman and Diu 400
  Tamil Nadu 200
  Dadra and Nagar Have 200
  Delhi 200
  Telangana 90
  Bihar 80
  West Bengal 70
  Chhattisgarh 70
  Karnataka 50
  Jharkhand 20
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Gujarati (114,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
Hindi
72,000
Marwari
47,000
Kacchi
17,000
Dhundari
13,000
Merwari
9,900
Marathi
9,600
Mewari
9,500
Haroti: Harauti
6,900
Shekhawati
6,800
Konkani
5,300
Nimadi
1,200
Malvi
1,100
Wagdi
600
Other People Groups Speaking Gujarati
Primary Language Gujarati (114,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 72,000
  Marwari 47,000
  Kacchi 17,000
  Dhundari 13,000
  Merwari 9,900
  Marathi 9,600
  Mewari 9,500
  Haroti: Harauti 6,900
  Shekhawati 6,800
  Konkani 5,300
  Nimadi 1,200
  Malvi 1,100
  Wagdi 600
People Groups Speaking Gujarati

Primary Language:  Gujarati

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1809-1965)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1820-1985)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1823-2005)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Gujarati
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ગુજરાતી - Gujarati
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Father's Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.95 %
Islam
0.05 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
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Map Source Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.


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