Darzi (Muslim traditions) in India


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Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Subgroups: 2

Subgroup Name Population
Chopan 400
Salaria 400

Introduction / History

The Darzis derived their name from the Persian word 'to sew' or darzan. Sometimes the Darzi are known by the name Darji or Khayyat in India where most of their community live. An Indian legend says that the god Parasurama was pursuing two brothers to destroy them and they found haven in a temple. A priest hid them and gave one brother the task of sewing dresses and the other dyeing cloth. The Darzi are said to be the decendents of the first brother and therefore, Darzis are most commonly tailors. There are more than 3.5 million Darzis in all and about one third of those are Muslims, the rest are Hindus.


What Are Their Lives Like?

A majority of the Darzi Muslim people live in the central Terai region of Nepal and speak Nepali and Urdu. They often occupy a middle ground of social status. As tailors they enjoy close relations with other Muslim tradesmen. The Darzis are not vegetarian but tend to avoid beef. As a community they prefer adult marriages and offer children's inheritance privileges to both sons and daughters. Men will sometimes wear a kurtapyjama and woman a salwar-kameez.


What Are Their Needs?

Because of the Darzi's openness to business and upward social status, this is a great opportunity to offer outside assistance to educational or other development projects. Pray that the church can love the Darzi people like God does, enough to offer micro loans and other development programs as a means to sharing the gospel among them.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Darzi (Muslim traditions) in India.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-10-08
Global Prayer Digest: 2019-09-05
People Name General Darzi (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Darzi (Muslim traditions)
Pronunciation DAR-zee
World Population 1,471,000
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 20
Alternate Names Chopan; Darji; Darzi; Idrasi; Idrissi; Khayyat; Merais; Nangdev; Pipavasi; Sai Sutar; Sais; Ses; Setch; Shimpi; Simpi; Sise; Sochi; Suis; Thalavadi; दर्ज़ी (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17513
ROP3 Code 112930
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 16
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh
868,000
Bihar
107,000
Uttarakhand
16,000
Madhya Pradesh
6,300
West Bengal
6,200
Jammu and Kashmir
4,500
Haryana
3,800
Jharkhand
2,300
Punjab
1,200
Gujarat
400
Maharashtra
300
Rajasthan
200
Himachal Pradesh
200
Dadra and Nagar Have
100
Daman and Diu
40
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 16
  Uttar Pradesh 868,000
  Bihar 107,000
  Uttarakhand 16,000
  Madhya Pradesh 6,300
  West Bengal 6,200
  Jammu and Kashmir 4,500
  Haryana 3,800
  Jharkhand 2,300
  Punjab 1,200
  Gujarat 400
  Maharashtra 300
  Rajasthan 200
  Himachal Pradesh 200
  Dadra and Nagar Have 100
  Daman and Diu 40
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Urdu (878,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 18
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Bhojpuri
80,000
Awadhi
15,000
Bengali
5,300
Kanauji
5,100
Maithili
4,600
Punjabi, Eastern
3,200
Kashmiri
2,300
Kumaoni
1,200
Bagheli
900
Gujarati
500
Garhwali
500
Magahi
300
Dogri
300
Bundeli
300
Merwari
100
Primary Language Urdu (878,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 18
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Bhojpuri 80,000
  Awadhi 15,000
  Bengali 5,300
  Kanauji 5,100
  Maithili 4,600
  Punjabi, Eastern 3,200
  Kashmiri 2,300
  Kumaoni 1,200
  Bagheli 900
  Gujarati 500
  Garhwali 500
  Magahi 300
  Dogri 300
  Bundeli 300
  Merwari 100
People Groups Speaking Urdu

Primary Language:  Urdu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1747-1894)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1758-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1843-2016)
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 - Easy to Read (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Pakistan Bible Society (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Audio Recordings Urdu Online Audio Bible
Film / Video God's Love Story
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Urdu
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 6 - The Lord's Prayer
Film / Video The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
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 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2019  Isudas  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.