Chhetri in India


Population
295,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

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 295,000
World Population 4,573,300
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 6 to 8
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Chheepi, Chhettri, Kshetri, च्छेत्री
People ID 16589
ROP3 Code 111785
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 26
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Assam
(237,000)
Uttarakhand
(16,000)
West Bengal
(15,000)
Delhi
(8,500)
Manipur
(3,700)
Sikkim
(3,300)
Arunachal Pradesh
(2,600)
Meghalaya
(1,900)
Uttar Pradesh
(1,700)
Himachal Pradesh
(1,400)
Nagaland
(1,000)
Madhya Pradesh
(800)
Maharashtra
(700)
Mizoram
(700)
Jharkhand
(300)
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 26  (only 20 largest shown)
  Assam (237,000)
  Uttarakhand (16,000)
  West Bengal (15,000)
  Delhi (8,500)
  Manipur (3,700)
  Sikkim (3,300)
  Arunachal Pradesh (2,600)
  Meghalaya (1,900)
  Uttar Pradesh (1,700)
  Himachal Pradesh (1,400)
  Nagaland (1,000)
  Madhya Pradesh (800)
  Maharashtra (700)
  Mizoram (700)
  Jharkhand (300)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Nepali (246,000 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
Hindi
(11,000)
Assamese
(8,100)
Bengali
(7,500)
Kumaoni
(1,700)
Byangsi
(600)
Newar: Newar
(600)
Garhwali
(400)
Chaudangsi
(400)
Rawat
(400)
Darmiya
(100)
People Groups Speaking Nepali
Primary Language Nepali (246,000 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
  Hindi (11,000)
  Assamese (8,100)
  Bengali (7,500)
  Kumaoni (1,700)
  Byangsi (600)
  Newar: Newar (600)
  Garhwali (400)
  Chaudangsi (400)
  Rawat (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
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 Nepali 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 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-in-Your-Language
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
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.61 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.11 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.28 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
Unknown
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Steve Evans  Creative Commons 
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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