Chhimba (Hindu traditions) in India

The Chhimba (Hindu traditions) have only been reported in India
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Main Language
Largest Religion
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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 128,000
World Population 128,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
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
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 11
Largest States
Haryana
87,000
Punjab
21,000
Himachal Pradesh
13,000
Delhi
2,500
Bihar
1,500
Chandigarh
1,400
Jammu and Kashmir
1,400
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
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 11
  Haryana 87,000
  Punjab 21,000
  Himachal Pradesh 13,000
  Delhi 2,500
  Bihar 1,500
  Chandigarh 1,400
  Jammu and Kashmir 1,400
  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
Language 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
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)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1818-2000)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
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 Father's 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)
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 People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
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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