Chamar (Sikh traditions) in India


Population
1,402,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Chamar can be looked down on by higher Indian Castes as they do leather work. The Chamar in the Punjab in India are not a Scheduled Caste.

In Malwa in the Punjab, most of the Chamar are Sikhs. They are leather tanners, weavers and work in agriculture. Punjabi and Hindustani is spoken by them. They read and write in Devanagari.

The Chamar in the Punjab are not vegetarians. They eat wheat and rice as cereals. They are exogamous. A dowry is used for marriage. They can divorce if they want to.

The Chamar of the Punjab have birth and marriage rituals and the dead are cremated.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the social status of the Chamar will lead to them seeking the love of Jesus Christ and giving their lives to Him.
* Pray that gospel materials will bring them to salvation.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


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Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-10-01
People Name General Chamar (Sikh traditions)
People Name in Country Chamar (Sikh traditions)
Population in India 1,402,000
World Population 1,402,900
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Arya, Bhambi, Chaudhari, Golia Raigar, Jatav, Jatia, Mehtar, Mochi, Ramdasi, Ramdasia, Ravidas, चामर (सिख ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 18060
ROP3 Code 113559
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 13
Largest States
Punjab (1,305,000) Uttar Pradesh (31,000) Rajasthan (19,000)
Chandigarh (18,000) Chhattisgarh (9,200) Telangana (7,300)
Himachal Pradesh (5,000) Jammu and Kashmir (2,300) Madhya Pradesh (2,100)
Delhi (1,700) Uttarakhand (1,300) West Bengal (500)
Gujarat (70)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 13
Punjab (1,305,000) Uttar Pradesh (31,000)
Rajasthan (19,000) Chandigarh (18,000)
Chhattisgarh (9,200) Telangana (7,300)
Himachal Pradesh (5,000) Jammu and Kashmir (2,300)
Madhya Pradesh (2,100) Delhi (1,700)
Uttarakhand (1,300) West Bengal (500)
Gujarat (70)
Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern (860,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: pan   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 34
Secondary Languages:
(only 20 largest shown)
Hindi (438,000) Bagri (24,000) Telugu (4,400)
Bhojpuri (3,100) Dhundari (2,500) Marwari (2,500)
Kangri (1,800) Awadhi (1,400) Haryanvi (1,200)
Shekhawati (1,100) Kanauji (1,000) Dogri (900)
Chambeali (800) Mandeali (800) Bilaspuri (500)
Mewari (500) Kashmiri (300) Bengali (300)
Kumaoni (200) Bundeli (200)
Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern (860,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 34
Secondary Languages: (only 20 largest shown)
Hindi (438,000) Bagri (24,000)
Telugu (4,400) Bhojpuri (3,100)
Dhundari (2,500) Marwari (2,500)
Kangri (1,800) Awadhi (1,400)
Haryanvi (1,200) Shekhawati (1,100)
Kanauji (1,000) Dogri (900)
Chambeali (800) Mandeali (800)
Bilaspuri (500) Mewari (500)
Kashmiri (300) Bengali (300)
Kumaoni (200) Bundeli (200)
Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1818-1954)
New Testament Yes   (1815-2011)
Complete Bible Yes   (1959-2002)
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World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Eyes of the Heart (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Punjabi, Eastern
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Sikh Contextual Gathering (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Sikh Punjabi Music Video (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Other / Small

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
100.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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