The Chasa Dhoba of India live in the state of West Bengal. The word Chas means agriculture. Chasa Dhoba means owner of cultivated fields. They speak, read and write in Bengali. They are not vegetarians but do not eat beef or pork. Rice is eaten by them as a cereal.
Widowers can marry again but not widows. They have birth and marriage rituals and the dead are cremated.
The Chas Dhoba work in agriculture and many of them do other work such as having their own businesses. They do not go in for higher education or family planning but do use modern medicines.
* Scripture Prayers for the Chasadhobi in India.
* Pray that Indian Christians will lead the Chasa Dhoba to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel materials and the internet will lead them to salvation.
Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|People Name General||Chasadhobi|
|People Name in Country||Chasadhobi|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|GSEC||3 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||2|
|Alternate Names||Chasa Dhoba, Chasati, चसाधोबी|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||3|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Bengali (85,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||ben Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Bengali
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1801-1984)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament - Bangla Version (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament - Mussolmani Version (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament- Common Version (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible stories in Bengali|
|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 Bengali|
|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||The Prophets' Story|
|Film / Video||The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well|
|Film / Video||The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen|
|General||Four Spiritual Laws|
|General||God's Simple Plan|