Chobdar in India

The Chobdar have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The word chobdar means stockholder. The Chobdar live in Rajasthan. They speak Hindi and read and write in Devanagari.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Chobdar work in cultivation, bookbinding and tailoring. They are monogamous meaning that marriage is between one man and one woman. They allow for divorce and remarriage. They cremate their dead except for small children who are buried. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son becoming the new head of the family.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Hinduism is their religion. They have their own festivals.


What Are Their Needs?

The Chobdar people need the opportunity to accept the abundant life that only Jesus Christ can offer.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Chobdar in India.

* Pray that Indian believers lead them to a disciple making movement. * Pray that gospel materials lead them to begin their own Bible studies. * Pray for intercessors and workers among them.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Chobdar
People Name in Country Chobdar
Population this Country 7,400
Population all Countries 7,400
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Chhadibardar; Chopdia; चोबड़ार
People ID 16607
ROP3 Code 111813
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Marwari (7,400 speakers)
Language Code rwr   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Marwari (7,400 speakers)
Language Code rwr   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Marwari

Primary Language:  Marwari

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1815-1867)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1820-1821)
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope
Film / Video Coconuts
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Marwari
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Gospel website in this language
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
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 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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