Chhimba (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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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 453,000
World Population 457,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 9
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
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 6
Largest States
Punjab
392,000
Sindh
55,000
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
4,900
Balochistan
300
Islamabad
300
Federally Administer
50
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Pakistan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 6
  Punjab 392,000
  Sindh 55,000
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 4,900
  Balochistan 300
  Islamabad 300
  Federally Administer 50
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (335,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
Urdu
44,000
Saraiki
23,000
Sindhi
16,000
Bagri
1,100
Marwari
800
Hindko, Southern
500
Hindko, Northern
300
Waneci
60
Other People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Western
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (335,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
  Urdu 44,000
  Saraiki 23,000
  Sindhi 16,000
  Bagri 1,100
  Marwari 800
  Hindko, Southern 500
  Hindko, Northern 300
  Waneci 60
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Western

Primary Language:  Punjabi, Western

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1885-1922)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1819-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1959)
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video House of Love (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Punjabi, Western
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
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
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest Pakistan census data.  Current values may differ.


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