Chuhra in India


Population
2,341,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
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 2,341,000
World Population 3,550,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 3
Alternate Names Almiki, Balmik, Balmiki, Bhangi, Chaamri, Chamri, Chaudhari, Chuhre, Chura, Cuhra, Jamdar, Jemadar, Jimadar, Khakrobe, Khaqrobe, Mehtar, Valmiki, चुहरा
People ID 16618
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 7
Largest States
Punjab (1,129,000) Haryana (975,000) Chandigarh (88,000)
Rajasthan (48,000) Delhi (39,000) Himachal Pradesh (38,000)
Jammu and Kashmir (23,000)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 7
Punjab (1,129,000) Haryana (975,000)
Chandigarh (88,000) Rajasthan (48,000)
Delhi (39,000) Himachal Pradesh (38,000)
Jammu and Kashmir (23,000)
Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern (1,285,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: pan   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 21
Secondary Languages:
(only 20 largest shown)
Hindi (837,000) Haryanvi (87,000) Bagri (29,000)
Marwari (7,600) Mewari (7,600) Pahari, Mahasu (4,800)
Dogri (3,500) English (3,100) Kangri (2,900)
Mandeali (2,000) Shekhawati (1,500) Dhundari (1,400)
Bhattiyali (1,300) Bilaspuri (1,200) Merwari (1,000)
Churahi (400) Malvi (400) Pahari, Kullu (100)
Chambeali (100) Kashmiri (70)
Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern (1,285,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 21
Secondary Languages: (only 20 largest shown)
Hindi (837,000) Haryanvi (87,000)
Bagri (29,000) Marwari (7,600)
Mewari (7,600) Pahari, Mahasu (4,800)
Dogri (3,500) English (3,100)
Kangri (2,900) Mandeali (2,000)
Shekhawati (1,500) Dhundari (1,400)
Bhattiyali (1,300) Bilaspuri (1,200)
Merwari (1,000) Churahi (400)
Malvi (400) Pahari, Kullu (100)
Chambeali (100) Kashmiri (70)
Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1818-1954)
New Testament Yes   (1815-2011)
Complete Bible Yes   (1959-2002)
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
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World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
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 Panjabi, 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 Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
13.40 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
86.57 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.04 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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