Sarki in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

The traditional and primary occupation of the Sarki was shoe-making, but nowadays only a few among them are occupied as leather-workers or cobblers. They have family deities and a village deity. Some of their deities are Santala Devi, Maidevta and Dat Kali. Their witchdoctor is called lama or jhankri.


Ministry Obstacles

The worldview of the Sarki is very different than those of a monotheist, who believes in one God who is creator of all.


Outreach Ideas

The Lord is building his church in the region. His Spirit is active. Pray that Christian workers will include the Sarki community in their outreach.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are some Christians among the Sarki community. Pray they become more than cultural Christians, instead becoming zealous disciples of Christ, trusting him fully with their lives.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Sarki community will be dissatisfied with worshiping the gods of this age, but rather will hunger to know the creator God and his Son who came to give them life.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Sarki
People Name in Country Sarki
Population in India 39,000
World Population 406,400
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Chamar, Cobbier, Karighar, Karikar, Mistri, Sarkar, Tapa, Tapoli, Thapa, सर्की
People ID 18035
ROP3 Code 113530
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 20
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
West Bengal
26,000
Assam
8,800
Uttarakhand
1,500
Sikkim
1,200
Meghalaya
500
Mizoram
400
Nagaland
400
Manipur
300
Uttar Pradesh
100
Arunachal Pradesh
100
Madhya Pradesh
60
Jharkhand
40
Himachal Pradesh
30
Maharashtra
30
Chandigarh
20
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 20
  West Bengal 26,000
  Assam 8,800
  Uttarakhand 1,500
  Sikkim 1,200
  Meghalaya 500
  Mizoram 400
  Nagaland 400
  Manipur 300
  Uttar Pradesh 100
  Arunachal Pradesh 100
  Madhya Pradesh 60
  Jharkhand 40
  Himachal Pradesh 30
  Maharashtra 30
  Chandigarh 20
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Nepali (37,000 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Bengali
1,000
Darmiya
400
Newar: Newar
300
Hindi
200
Other People Groups Speaking Nepali
Primary Language Nepali (37,000 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Bengali 1,000
  Darmiya 400
  Newar: Newar 300
  Hindi 200
People Groups Speaking Nepali

Primary Language:  Nepali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1850-1961)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1821-2010)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1914-2004)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
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 Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Nepali
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video New Way - Naya Goreto (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video Until We Met (Indigitube.tv)
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible: नेपाली - Nepali
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter International Bible Society
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
1.49 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
3.53 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
94.98 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2018  Anonymous  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
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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