Chhipa (Hindu traditions) in India

The Chhipa (Hindu traditions) have only been reported in India
Population
447,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

According to legend, when Parashuram set out to exterminate the Kshatriya, two brothers took shelter behind the image of the goddess Devi. The goddess advised the first one to stitch clothes and the second one to print and dye these stitched clothes to escape from Parashuram. Hence, the descendants of the second person are called Chhipa (Chippi is derived from the Hindi word chhapna, meaning printing). Though the traditional occupation of the Chippa is dyeing and printing cloth, many are now cloth merchants. The main marriage symbols for women are vermilion and toe-rings (bichua). Dowry is given in cash and kind. Remarriage (natra) is allowed for widows, widowers and divorcees. Their literacy rate is low, and only a few have received education up to the high school level.


Ministry Obstacles

This community speaks more than 20 languages, and each language sub-group may well need a separate outreach and church planting project.


Outreach Ideas

There are many resources available in most of the languages spoken by the Chhipa, but workers are needed to carry these resources to the people.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are no known Christian believers among this community at present, but pray for those who will soon commit themselves to following Christ. Pray they will live holy lives, and be united around truth. Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for improved employment opportunities, and for good schools to be made available for the children of this Hindu community.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-08-03
People Name General Chhipa (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Chhipa (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 447,000
World Population 447,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 8
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Bhavasar, Bhavsar, Bhawara, Chhapygar, Chhimbi, Chhimkar, Chhimpa, Chhipi, Chhipigar, Chipa, Chipi, Chippa, Chippi, Dabej, Jain Bhavsar, Nilgar, Nilkar, Nirali, Rangari, Rohilla, Tank Kshatriya, च्चिपा (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16590
ROP3 Code 111787
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 17
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Gujarat
(130,000)
Uttar Pradesh
(120,000)
Madhya Pradesh
(78,000)
Maharashtra
(35,000)
Punjab
(32,000)
Haryana
(21,000)
Rajasthan
(9,200)
Uttarakhand
(9,200)
Delhi
(7,900)
Karnataka
(1,000)
Chandigarh
(800)
Chhattisgarh
(500)
Bihar
(500)
Himachal Pradesh
(400)
Dadra and Nagar Have
(300)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 17
  Gujarat (130,000)
  Uttar Pradesh (120,000)
  Madhya Pradesh (78,000)
  Maharashtra (35,000)
  Punjab (32,000)
  Haryana (21,000)
  Rajasthan (9,200)
  Uttarakhand (9,200)
  Delhi (7,900)
  Karnataka (1,000)
  Chandigarh (800)
  Chhattisgarh (500)
  Bihar (500)
  Himachal Pradesh (400)
  Dadra and Nagar Have (300)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (245,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 26
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Gujarati
(120,000)
Punjabi, Eastern
(35,000)
Marathi
(15,000)
Khandesi
(4,700)
Marwari
(4,500)
Merwari
(4,100)
Haryanvi
(2,500)
Bundeli
(2,200)
Konkani
(1,900)
Awadhi
(1,700)
Garhwali
(1,400)
Malvi
(1,200)
Ahirani
(1,000)
Kannada
(800)
Dhundari
(800)
People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (245,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 26
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Gujarati (120,000)
  Punjabi, Eastern (35,000)
  Marathi (15,000)
  Khandesi (4,700)
  Marwari (4,500)
  Merwari (4,100)
  Haryanvi (2,500)
  Bundeli (2,200)
  Konkani (1,900)
  Awadhi (1,700)
  Garhwali (1,400)
  Malvi (1,200)
  Ahirani (1,000)
  Kannada (800)
  Dhundari (800)
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 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 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 Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
96.27 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
3.73 %
Unknown
0.00 %
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Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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