Chuhra in India


Population
2,257,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Chura live in India and Pakistan. In Himachal Pradesh, in Chamba, they speak Chambiaii and Hindi and write in Perso-Arabic and Devanagari. They are also called Chuhra and Chuhre. They are not vegetarians but the Hindus and Sikhs do not eat beef or buffalo. The Chura remove dead animals and soil and are scavengers. Some of them cultivate. The women work as well as doing the housework. The Chura are known for basket work. They worship ancestors. About half of them read and write. After they have had two children, they often practice family planning.

In Jammu and Kashmir, the Chura speak Dogri and Punjabi. They eat wheat and rice for cereals. Some of them have their own businesses. They have a low literacy level so the gospel should be given in oral form also. Most of the Chura Christians among them are Protestants.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the Chura Christians will lead the others to salvation
* Pray that gospel materials will lead them to salvation too.


References

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


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Chuhra
People Name in Country Chuhra
Population in India 2,257,000
World Population 3,491,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 2
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Almiki, Balmik, Balmiki, Bhangi, Chaamri, Chamri, Chaudhari, Chuhre, Chura, Cuhra, Jamdar, Jemadar, Jimadar, Khakrobe, Khaqrobe, Mehtar, Valmiki, चुहरा
People ID 16618
ROP3 Code 111825
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 7
Largest States
Punjab
(1,086,000)
Haryana
(937,000)
Chandigarh
(84,000)
Rajasthan
(49,000)
Delhi
(40,000)
Himachal Pradesh
(37,000)
Jammu and Kashmir
(25,000)
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 7
  Punjab (1,086,000)
  Haryana (937,000)
  Chandigarh (84,000)
  Rajasthan (49,000)
  Delhi (40,000)
  Himachal Pradesh (37,000)
  Jammu and Kashmir (25,000)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (1,312,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 21
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Hindi
(817,000)
Haryanvi
(87,000)
Bagri
(29,000)
Marwari
(8,400)
Mewari
(6,600)
Pahari, Mahasu
(4,800)
Dogri
(3,600)
English
(3,200)
Kangri
(2,900)
Mandeali
(2,000)
Shekhawati
(1,500)
Bhattiyali
(1,300)
Bilaspuri
(1,200)
Dhundari
(1,200)
Merwari
(1,000)
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Eastern
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (1,312,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 21
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Hindi (817,000)
  Haryanvi (87,000)
  Bagri (29,000)
  Marwari (8,400)
  Mewari (6,600)
  Pahari, Mahasu (4,800)
  Dogri (3,600)
  English (3,200)
  Kangri (2,900)
  Mandeali (2,000)
  Shekhawati (1,500)
  Bhattiyali (1,300)
  Bilaspuri (1,200)
  Dhundari (1,200)
  Merwari (1,000)
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Eastern

Primary Language:  Punjabi, Eastern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1818-1954)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1815-2011)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1959-2002)
Bible-NT Audio 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 Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Eyes of the Heart (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Punjabi, Eastern
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Sikh Contextual Gathering (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Sikh Punjabi Music Video (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.11 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
14.90 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
74.02 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
10.97 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2017  Anonymous  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
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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