Chudigar in India

The Chudigar have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Subgroups: 3

Subgroup Name Population
Multani Unknown
Sayyid Unknown
Shaikh Unknown

Introduction / History

Women with brightly colored, beautifully patterned saris covering their heads and men with their bright, colorful turbans – the Mewari people can be easily identified by the way they dress.

Mewari is the common term used to refer to different caste groups and includes some tribes.

An extremely dry climate is typical of this region. The scorching heat of the summer and the freezing cold of the winter have toughened the people. Lack of water is a major challenge for agriculture, with droughts generally seen every three or four years, yet sometimes heavy rains cause floods and destruction.


Where Are they Located?

The Mewar region consists of the four southern districts of Rajasthan and the people are known for their bravery and valor. When other parts of India bowed down to the British during their invasion, the Mewari did not. They would rather die than bow before the enemy.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Religious groups in this area include Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, Muslims and Christians. Generally, the Mewari are very religious and may worship several deities and gurus. The numerous temples dotted all over the area bears witness to this.

There are approximately 50,000 Christians in the whole of Rajasthan, with about half of them being migrants from South India. Most Christian leaders are not of Rajasthani origin. Christians are a small community, and few local leaders have emerged. As in some other parts of the country, the general impression is that Christians are a low caste. They are also known as beef eaters and consumers of alcohol. Perhaps because of this, most who have responded to the gospel are from lower castes.

The Mewari are very proud of their religion, culture, traditions etc. and as a result have not responded to the gospel easily. The few churches established about a century ago are now closed and several worshipping groups have vanished. These churches could not sustain their growth without feeding from God's Word in their mother tongue, but God's Word in Mewari will have the power to transform their future thinking, and way of life.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Chudigar in India.

* Christians among the Mewari to stand firm in the faith and not be shaken because of adverse situations.
* God to raise up workers from among the Mewari who will better present the Gospel in a culturally appropriate manner.
* A mother tongue translation team to be initiated, trained and equipped to translate the Scriptures accurately.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
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People Name General Chudigar
People Name in Country Chudigar
World Population 1,100
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names चूड़ीगर
People ID 16616
ROP3 Code 111823
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)
Total States on file 3
Largest States
Rajasthan
800
Gujarat
300
Madhya Pradesh
40
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)
Total States 3
  Rajasthan 800
  Gujarat 300
  Madhya Pradesh 40
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Marwari (300 speakers)
Language Code rwr   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Mewari
300
Gujarati
300
Urdu
200
Hindi
20
Primary Language Marwari (300 speakers)
Language Code rwr   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Mewari 300
  Gujarati 300
  Urdu 200
  Hindi 20
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
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Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
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 Jesus Film: view in Marwari
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.