Hundreds of years ago the Chhetri people group was formed through the intermarriage of several people groups that had settled in the mountains of Nepal. Later the Chhetri became fierce warriors and conquered most of Nepal. The name Chhetri is based on a word for warrior. In 1768 one Chhetri family formed the royal family of Nepal.
The Chhetri community is most numerous in Nepal, though some have migrated to Indian's northeastern states and Bhutan.
Chhetri people eat egg, fish, mutton, and rice. On the death of the father, the sons and unmarried daughters get the property with the oldest son becoming in charge of the home. They have birth and marriage rituals and the dead are cremated.
Cultivation, agricultural laboring and office work are their main occupations. While the younger Chhetris are educated, the older ones among them have a low literacy level so with them the gospel message will need to be given in oral form too.
Hinduism is their religion, but some Chhetri people also follow Buddhism. It is highly likely that Chhetri people in Bhutan have adopted some of the ways of their Tibetan Buddhist neighbors.
The Chhetri people of Bhutan are a proud people who can easily fall into the trap of putting their hope and identity in the accomplishments of their ancestors. They need the humility to understand that Jesus is the only one who offers hope.
* Pray that Indian believers will lead the Chhetri people to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel recordings will lead Chhetri people to salvation.
* Pray for them to be discipled in the ways of Jesus Christ in Nepal, India and Bhutan.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|People Name General||Chhetri|
|People Name in Country||Chhetri|
|Population in Bhutan||4,500|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Chheepi, Chhettri, Kshetri, च्छेत्री|
|Persecution Rank||33 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||3|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Nepali (4,500 speakers)|
|Language Code||npi Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|Other People Groups||Speaking Nepali|
Primary Language: Nepali
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1821-2010)|
|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 (Talking Bibles)|
|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 Nepali|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)|
|Film / Video||New Way - Naya Goreto (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|Film / Video||The Hope Video|
|Film / Video||Until We Met (Indigitube.tv)|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: नेपाली - Nepali|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bibles, Bible League|
|Text / Printed Matter||EasyBibles|
|Text / Printed Matter||International Bible Society|
|Text / Printed Matter||OneHope resources for children and youth|
|Text / Printed Matter||World Missionary Press Booklets|
|Photo Source||Steve Evans Creative Commons|
|Map Source||People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project|
|Profile Source||Keith Carey|
|Data Sources||Data is compiled from various sources. Read more|
|* Religion Values||From latest Bhutan census data. Current values may differ.|