Darzi (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
2,906,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Gujarati Darzi migrated from Gujarat to Madhya Pradesh. Some Darzi are in other Indian states. There are a mixture of Muslims and Hindus among them. The Gujarati Darzi speak Gujarati and Hindi and they read and write in Gujarati and Devanagari. They are vegetarians and they eat wheat and rice as cereals.

The Darzi are endogamous, preferring to marry members of their own group. Divorce and remarriage is allowed as is polygamy. With inheritance, property is shared among the sons with the oldest son becoming in charge of the home. They have marriage and birth ceremonies. Young infants and babies are buried while adults are cremated. There is a set pollution period.

The Gujarati Darzi are landless. They are tailors by tradition and many work as tailors now. Some are business people. There is a council that looks after local matters.

The word Darzi means tailor. Some Darzi work in the textile industry and in the rural regions some are farmers.

Though the Darzi believe in education, girls do not get educated. They use modern medicines and family planning.


Prayer Points

* Pray that God Gives the Darzi dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that Darzi council leaders come to Jesus Christ and lead others among them to Salvation too.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darzi


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Darzi (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Darzi (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 2,906,000
World Population 2,914,200
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 59 to 64
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Auji, Bhavasar Kshatriya, Bhavsar Kshatriya, Chhipa, Chippi, Chippollu, Darji, Darzi, Gujarati Darzi, Idrasi, Idrisi, Idrissi, Khayyat, Lilari, Lilgar, Mavi, Mera, Merais, Merh Rajput, Mirai, Namdeo Shimpi, Namdev, Namdev Shimpi, Namdev Simpi, Nangdev, Nilari, Nurang, Pipavasi, Rangari, Sai, Sai Sutar, Sais, Shilpakar, Shilpkar, Shimpi, Simpi, Suis, Suji, Sujji, Thalavadi, दर्ज़ी (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16673
ROP3 Code 111889
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 29
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Maharashtra
(700,000)
Gujarat
(485,000)
Madhya Pradesh
(368,000)
Uttar Pradesh
(349,000)
Karnataka
(233,000)
Telangana
(193,000)
Andhra Pradesh
(183,000)
Rajasthan
(121,000)
Tamil Nadu
(115,000)
Odisha
(28,000)
Haryana
(27,000)
Uttarakhand
(23,000)
Chhattisgarh
(21,000)
Bihar
(13,000)
Himachal Pradesh
(9,000)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 29  (only 20 largest shown)
  Maharashtra (700,000)
  Gujarat (485,000)
  Madhya Pradesh (368,000)
  Uttar Pradesh (349,000)
  Karnataka (233,000)
  Telangana (193,000)
  Andhra Pradesh (183,000)
  Rajasthan (121,000)
  Tamil Nadu (115,000)
  Odisha (28,000)
  Haryana (27,000)
  Uttarakhand (23,000)
  Chhattisgarh (21,000)
  Bihar (13,000)
  Himachal Pradesh (9,000)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (947,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 52
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Gujarati
(431,000)
Marathi
(430,000)
Telugu
(424,000)
Kannada
(189,000)
Tamil
(105,000)
Marwari
(47,000)
Konkani
(39,000)
Khandesi
(35,000)
Odia
(24,000)
Awadhi
(20,000)
Malvi
(19,000)
Chhattisgarhi
(17,000)
Kanauji
(14,000)
Bhojpuri
(14,000)
Merwari
(13,000)
People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (947,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 52
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Gujarati (431,000)
  Marathi (430,000)
  Telugu (424,000)
  Kannada (189,000)
  Tamil (105,000)
  Marwari (47,000)
  Konkani (39,000)
  Khandesi (35,000)
  Odia (24,000)
  Awadhi (20,000)
  Malvi (19,000)
  Chhattisgarhi (17,000)
  Kanauji (14,000)
  Bhojpuri (14,000)
  Merwari (13,000)
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1818-2000)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Hindi Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video A Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Aasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Coconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Haqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
98.65 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
Unknown
Other / Small
1.35 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Anonymous  
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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