Chhimba (Hindu traditions) in India

Joshua Project has identified the Chhimba (Hindu traditions) only in India
Population
132,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Chhimba people live mainly in India's northern state of Himachal Pradesh. Though there are Muslims and Hindus among them, most are Hindu. They speak the regional dialect of Western Pahari Hindi, and standard Hindi as a trade language.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Families arrange marriages, and it's common for Chhimba families to exchange sisters in marriage. Boys get married at about 20 years of age, and girls at 16. Women are very much involved with washing clothes, the trade of this people group that is closely related to the better-known Dhobis. Recently some have opened dry cleaning and dyeing shops in towns. Development programs have helped the Chhimba people, specifically in the area of literacy.


Prayer Points

* Pray that soon Chhimba people will sing songs of worship to their true King as they go about their work as cleaners.
* Pray that they will share Christ with their customers, and thus share the spiritual wealth with others in this highly resistant part of India.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

People Name General Chhimba (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Chhimba (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 132,000
World Population 132,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Chhimba, Chhimbe, Chhipa, Chimbe, Darji, Darzi, Dhami, Dhamin, Dhobi, Tank Kshatri, Tank Suryavanshi Kaith, च्बा (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16587
ROP3 Code 111783
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 11
Largest States
Haryana
(90,000)
Punjab
(22,000)
Himachal Pradesh
(13,000)
Delhi
(2,500)
Bihar
(1,500)
Chandigarh
(1,500)
Jammu and Kashmir
(900)
Maharashtra
(300)
Madhya Pradesh
(300)
Jharkhand
(100)
West Bengal
(60)
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 11
  Haryana (90,000)
  Punjab (22,000)
  Himachal Pradesh (13,000)
  Delhi (2,500)
  Bihar (1,500)
  Chandigarh (1,500)
  Jammu and Kashmir (900)
  Maharashtra (300)
  Madhya Pradesh (300)
  Jharkhand (100)
  West Bengal (60)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (69,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 16
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Punjabi, Eastern
(37,000)
Haryanvi
(9,800)
Kangri
(5,700)
Bagri
(1,700)
Mandeali
(1,600)
Bilaspuri
(900)
Maithili
(800)
Dogri
(200)
Pahari, Mahasu
(200)
Kashmiri
(200)
Chambeali
(100)
Bengali
(100)
Bhadrawahi
(50)
Bhattiyali
(20)
Kinnauri
People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (69,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 16
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Punjabi, Eastern (37,000)
  Haryanvi (9,800)
  Kangri (5,700)
  Bagri (1,700)
  Mandeali (1,600)
  Bilaspuri (900)
  Maithili (800)
  Dogri (200)
  Pahari, Mahasu (200)
  Kashmiri (200)
  Chambeali (100)
  Bengali (100)
  Bhadrawahi (50)
  Bhattiyali (20)
  Kinnauri (10)
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
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 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)
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 %
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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