Chhetri in India


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Main Language
Largest Religion
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Evangelical
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Introduction / History

The name Chettri is based on the word warrior. There has been a migration from Nepal among them.

In Sikkim they speak Nepali and read and write in Devanagari. They 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 ones 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. They use modern medicine. Hinduism is their religion.

The Chettri of Uttar Pradesh speak Nepali and Hindi. Divorce is allowed. The bereaved can marry again. Many live in Dehradun.


Prayer Points

* Pray that Indian Christians will lead the Chettri to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel recordings will lead them to salvation.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Chhetri
People Name in Country Chhetri
Population in India 270,000
World Population 4,546,400
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 5
Alternate Names Chheepi, Chhettri, Kshetri, च्छेत्री
People ID 16589
ROP3 Code 111785
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 26
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Assam
218,000
Uttarakhand
15,000
West Bengal
14,000
Delhi
8,000
Sikkim
3,200
Arunachal Pradesh
2,400
Uttar Pradesh
1,600
Manipur
1,400
Himachal Pradesh
1,300
Nagaland
900
Madhya Pradesh
800
Meghalaya
700
Maharashtra
700
Mizoram
500
Jharkhand
300
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 26  (only 20 largest shown)
  Assam 218,000
  Uttarakhand 15,000
  West Bengal 14,000
  Delhi 8,000
  Sikkim 3,200
  Arunachal Pradesh 2,400
  Uttar Pradesh 1,600
  Manipur 1,400
  Himachal Pradesh 1,300
  Nagaland 900
  Madhya Pradesh 800
  Meghalaya 700
  Maharashtra 700
  Mizoram 500
  Jharkhand 300
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Nepali (239,000 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
Hindi
11,000
Assamese
8,000
Bengali
7,500
Kumaoni
1,700
Byangsi
600
Newar: Newar
600
Garhwali
400
Rawat
400
Chaudangsi
400
Darmiya
100
Other People Groups Speaking Nepali
Primary Language Nepali (239,000 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 11,000
  Assamese 8,000
  Bengali 7,500
  Kumaoni 1,700
  Byangsi 600
  Newar: Newar 600
  Garhwali 400
  Rawat 400
  Chaudangsi 400
  Darmiya 100
People Groups Speaking Nepali

Primary Language:  Nepali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1850-1961)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1821-2010)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1914-2004)
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 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
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.62 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.13 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.25 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Steve Evans  Creative Commons 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Anonymous  
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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