Chamar (Sikh traditions) in India


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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


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

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 1,345,000
World Population 1,345,900
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 26
Alternate Names Arya, Bhambi, Chaudhari, Golia Raigar, Jatav, Jatia, Mehtar, Mochi, Ramdasi, Ramdasia, Ravidas, चामर (सिख ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 18060
ROP3 Code 113559
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Punjabi
People Group Chamar (Sikh traditions)
Ethnic Code CNN25n
Total Subgroups on file 5
Largest Subgroups
Buna
14,000
Chamarwa
14,000
Bona
8,300
Desi
8,300
Bagri
8,200
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Punjabi
People Group Chamar (Sikh traditions)
Ethnic Code CNN25n
Total Subgroups 5
  Buna 14,000
  Chamarwa 14,000
  Bona 8,300
  Desi 8,300
  Bagri 8,200
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 14
Largest States
Punjab
1,263,000
Uttar Pradesh
27,000
Chandigarh
17,000
Rajasthan
11,000
Chhattisgarh
8,900
Telangana
6,100
Delhi
3,900
Himachal Pradesh
3,200
Jammu and Kashmir
2,000
Madhya Pradesh
1,800
Uttarakhand
1,000
West Bengal
500
Jharkhand
400
Gujarat
100
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 14
  Punjab 1,263,000
  Uttar Pradesh 27,000
  Chandigarh 17,000
  Rajasthan 11,000
  Chhattisgarh 8,900
  Telangana 6,100
  Delhi 3,900
  Himachal Pradesh 3,200
  Jammu and Kashmir 2,000
  Madhya Pradesh 1,800
  Uttarakhand 1,000
  West Bengal 500
  Jharkhand 400
  Gujarat 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (862,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 32
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Hindi
430,000
Bagri
24,000
Chhattisgarhi
5,400
Telugu
3,800
Bhojpuri
2,800
Marwari
1,900
Dhundari
1,400
Haryanvi
1,200
Awadhi
1,100
Kanauji
1,000
Kangri
1,000
Chambeali
900
Dogri
700
Bilaspuri
500
Shekhawati
400
Other People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Eastern
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (862,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 32
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Hindi 430,000
  Bagri 24,000
  Chhattisgarhi 5,400
  Telugu 3,800
  Bhojpuri 2,800
  Marwari 1,900
  Dhundari 1,400
  Haryanvi 1,200
  Awadhi 1,100
  Kanauji 1,000
  Kangri 1,000
  Chambeali 900
  Dogri 700
  Bilaspuri 500
  Shekhawati 400
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Eastern

Primary Language:  Punjabi, Eastern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1818-1954)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1815-2011)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1959-2002)
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 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 Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ਪੰਜਾਬੀ - Panjabi
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Other / Small
Religion Subdivision: Sikhism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
1.03 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.02 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
98.95 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Balhar Singh 
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Anonymous  
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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