Chauhan in India

The Chauhan have only been reported in India
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Introduction / History

The Rajput Chauhans were rulers in medieval north and west India. Rajput means "son of the king" in Sanskrit. The name Chauhan comes from one of the last Hindu kings of north India Prithvi Raj Chauhan.

The Rajputs come from the second caste of Hinduism, the Kshatriyas, who were the rulers, warriors and administrators of Indian society. Being rulers and military leaders, they owned land tilled by lower caste members.

Today the Chauhan hold many professions besides being government leaders, landowners and military personnel. They work in business, banking, trade and agriculture.

The primary language of the Chauhan is Hindi. They also speak other regional languages.


Where Are they Located?

The Rajput Chauhans live across north, west and central India. The majority of Chauhans live in the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh, Rajastan, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and Delhi.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Today Rajput Chauhans occupy different places in India. Some are still landowners and military officers. Some own large hotels and other businesses. Less fortunate Chauhan work as small shop owners and laborers.

Chauhan try to marry their daughters into clans of higher rank than their own. The Rajput clans in Rajasthan have the highest status, so families want their daughters to marry men from that state. Unfortunately, Rajputs often marry their daughters off while they are very young.

Rajput Chauhans practice patrilineal inheritance. The son's inherit the family's property. The oldest son gains the father's titles and authority. When adults die, they are cremated while children are buried.
Chauhan are vegetarians. Some eat dairy products and eggs.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Rajput Chauhans are Hindus. They worship and serve the deities of the Hindu pantheon. They pay special attention to Durga also known as Devi and Shakti, the mother and warrior goddess. Durga was created by Vishnu to protect people from the buffalo demon. A four-day festival, Durga Puja, is held in the fall to celebrate her victory over evil. The Chauhan also participate in the other major annual Hindu holidays.


What Are Their Needs?

The Chauhan need to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ in a way they can understand. They need to see the gospel lived out before them by Indian and other Christians. They need to begin to see that only Jesus Christ is the answer to their sin problem.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the Lord would produce a hunger in the Rajput Chauhan for the Word of God.
* Pray that the Lord sends Christian workers to befriend and bring the gospel to the Chauhan.
* Pray that the Lord would cause many Chauhan to be born again and to become a part of a growing Chauhan church.


References

http://www.chauhan.com/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chauhan


Profile Source:   David Kugel  

People Name General Chauhan
People Name in Country Chauhan
Population in India 29,000
World Population 29,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names चौहान
People ID 16642
ROP3 Code 111851
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 3
Largest States
Chhattisgarh
29,000
Odisha
40
Tripura
10
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 3
  Chhattisgarh 29,000
  Odisha 40
  Tripura 10
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Chhattisgarhi (20,000 speakers)
Language Code hne   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Hindi
8,500
Odia
20
Primary Language Chhattisgarhi (20,000 speakers)
Language Code hne   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 8,500
  Odia 20
People Groups Speaking Chhattisgarhi

Primary Language:  Chhattisgarhi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1904-1952)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2005)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
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World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Chhattisgarhi
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Chhattisgarhi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Chhattisgarhi
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 %
Profile Source David Kugel  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.


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