Kachhia (Hindu traditions) in India

The Kachhia (Hindu traditions) have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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Subgroups: 11 (10 largest shown)  Show all

Subgroup Name Population
Ajavalia 21,000
Kucchia 1,300
Ahmadabadi Unknown
Andharia Unknown
Khamar Unknown
Khambhatia Unknown
Khatri Unknown
Koli Unknown
Kucchria Unknown
Mali Unknown

Introduction

Kachchia refers to "vegetable-growers", in the Gujarati language. All the male members suffix the term Patel to their names. There are several divisions among them based on economic levels or landholdings. Widow remarriage, preferably with the deceased husband's younger brother, or within the village, takes place with the approval of the caste council. Divorce is permitted, though it occurs rarely. They are Hindu.


Ministry Obstacles

People raised in Hinduism will likely find it difficult to comprehend the Gospel when if first comes to them, because of how different it is from all they have ever known.


Outreach Ideas

The Lord is drawing people to himself in India, in increasing numbers. Pray his Spirit will include the Kachhia caste as the Gospel moves through the land.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray for those Kachhia who will soon come to Jesus as savior and lord, that they will live in harmony with each other, not proud, zealous to know and walk with the Lord.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for good crop yields for the Kacchia, and for rising educational levels. Pray for good schools, and that parents will understand the importance of sending their children to school.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Kachhia (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Kachhia (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 109,000
World Population 109,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Alternate Names Kachchia, Khambhar, Kunkara, Pastagia, कच्चिया (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17127
ROP3 Code 112474
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Gujarati
People Group Kachhia (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code CNN25p
Total Subgroups 11
  Ajavalia 21,000
  Kucchia 1,300
  Ahmadabadi 0
  Andharia 0
  Khamar 0
  Khambhatia 0
  Khatri 0
  Koli 0
  Kucchria 0
  Mali 0
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 8
Largest States
Gujarat
87,000
Maharashtra
18,000
Madhya Pradesh
2,000
Chhattisgarh
800
Dadra and Nagar Have
600
Odisha
500
Daman and Diu
300
Karnataka
50
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 8
  Gujarat 87,000
  Maharashtra 18,000
  Madhya Pradesh 2,000
  Chhattisgarh 800
  Dadra and Nagar Have 600
  Odisha 500
  Daman and Diu 300
  Karnataka 50
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Gujarati (92,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Kacchi
8,200
Hindi
6,800
Marathi
900
Odia
300
Other People Groups Speaking Gujarati
Primary Language Gujarati (92,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Kacchi 8,200
  Hindi 6,800
  Marathi 900
  Odia 300
People Groups Speaking Gujarati

Primary Language:  Gujarati

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1809-1965)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1820-1985)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1823-2005)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Gujarati
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ગુજરાતી - Gujarati
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Father's Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.94 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.06 %
Unknown
0.00 %
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Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
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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