Chhimba (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan


Population
438,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Chhimba people of Pakistan speak Punjabi. They converted to Islam from Hinduism. They claim to be from the powerful Rajput community. There are Hindus from this community, but they live in northern India, not Pakistan.


Where Are they Located?

The Chhimba people live in Pakistans' Sindh and Punjab Provinces. Some of the Chhimba people live in India or Manchester, England.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Though some are still tailors like their ancestors, many live in rural parts of Pakistan's fertile Punjab State. They own land. Those who live in urban centers are usually small business owners.


What Are Their Beliefs?

In Pakistan, the Chhimba people are solidly Muslim. We know of no Christian believers among them. There are some Hindus Chhimbas, but few live in Pakistan.


What Are Their Needs?

The Chhimba people need the opportunity to hear about Christ and His Kingdom. It will be very difficult for anyone to take the gospel to them given the violent reaction that usually happens in Pakistan when people share the gospel.


Prayer Points

* There are no Chhimba believers in Pakistan. Pray that this will soon change.
* Pray for the Lord to pave the way for the Chhimba people to hear that Christ is Lord.
* Pray for Chhimba hearts to be prepared to accept the challenge of embracing the One who is the way, the truth, and the life.
* Pray for a movement to Christ among the Chhimba people of Pakistan.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chhimba_Darzi
http://www.livedead.org/2015/04/12/upg-the-chhimba-of-pakistan/
http://broom02.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=Chhimba%20Darzi&item_type=topic


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

People Name General Chhimba (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Chhimba (Muslim traditions)
Population in Pakistan 438,000
World Population 442,100
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Chhimpi, Chimbe, Darzi, Tank Suryavanshi Kaith, च्बा (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17503
ROP3 Code 112919
Country Pakistan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 6  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 6
Largest States
Punjab (382,000) Sindh (51,000) Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (4,800)
Balochistan (300) Islamabad (300) Federally Administer (50)
Country Pakistan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 6  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 6
Punjab (382,000) Sindh (51,000)
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (4,800) Balochistan (300)
Islamabad (300) Federally Administer (50)
Primary Language: Punjabi, Western (334,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 9
Secondary Languages:
Urdu (46,000) Saraiki (20,000) Sindhi (15,000)
Bagri (1,200) Marwari (800) Hindko, Southern (500)
Hindko, Northern (300) Waneci (60)
Primary Language: Punjabi, Western (334,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 9
Secondary Languages:
Urdu (46,000) Saraiki (20,000)
Sindhi (15,000) Bagri (1,200)
Marwari (800) Hindko, Southern (500)
Hindko, Northern (300) Waneci (60)
Primary Language: Punjabi, Western

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1885-1922)
New Testament Yes   (1819-2000)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible 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 Fathers Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Punjabi Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video House of Love (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Panjabi, Western
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Cartoon Gospel tract
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.02 %
Islam
99.98 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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