Chhimba (Sikh traditions) in India

The Chhimba (Sikh traditions) have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Subgroups: 1

Subgroup Name Population
Taggar 7,100

Introduction / History

Looking dignified and handsome, Mokham, a Chhimba Sikh, explained to his buyers why his materials were considered by some to be the most beautiful in India and what he felt was behind his success. "First, my family has always been faithful to the teachings of our faith. I recite these words from our founder, Bhagat Namdev, each day before I start work. 'Let mercy be the cotton, contentment the thread, continence the knot, and truth the twist. Oh priest! if you have such a thread, do give it to me. It will not wear out, nor get soiled, nor be burnt, nor lost. Says Nanak, 'Blessed are those who go about wearing such a thread.' You see we Chhimbas were given a blessing in the knowledge of using dyes and creating beautiful art work on textiles. Today with modern techniques many of us continue to earn a living in the fabric business. Still, the most important thing in life is how we live and put into practice the words of our Sikh Gurus."


Where Are they Located?

The majority of the Chhimba Sikhs live in regions of Punjab.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Their people typically try to befriend people of other religious backgrounds, but rigidly uphold their own Sikh beliefs.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Chhimba (Sikh traditions) in India.

* Pray that God will send believers who will be wise in presenting His Word to the Chhimba Sikhs.
* Pray that the Chhimba Sikhs will find in Jesus mercy, contentment, continence, and the truth which they seek.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-10-13
People Name General Chhimba (Sikh traditions)
People Name in Country Chhimba (Sikh traditions)
World Population 127,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
Alternate Names Chhimba; Chhimbe; Chhimpi; Chimbe; Darzi; Dhami; Dhamin; Dhobi; Tank Kshatriya; Tank Suryavanshi Kaith; च्बा (सिख ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 18061
ROP3 Code 113560
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 21
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Punjab
98,000
Haryana
9,900
Himachal Pradesh
6,000
Rajasthan
3,000
Uttar Pradesh
2,600
Delhi
2,300
Uttarakhand
1,200
Chandigarh
1,000
Maharashtra
1,000
Jammu and Kashmir
700
Jharkhand
600
Madhya Pradesh
500
West Bengal
300
Gujarat
200
Chhattisgarh
100
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 21  (only 20 largest shown)
  Punjab 98,000
  Haryana 9,900
  Himachal Pradesh 6,000
  Rajasthan 3,000
  Uttar Pradesh 2,600
  Delhi 2,300
  Uttarakhand 1,200
  Chandigarh 1,000
  Maharashtra 1,000
  Jammu and Kashmir 700
  Jharkhand 600
  Madhya Pradesh 500
  West Bengal 300
  Gujarat 200
  Chhattisgarh 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (103,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
Hindi
19,000
Bagri
2,800
Haryanvi
900
Kangri
600
Mandeali
200
Kumaoni
90
Telugu
60
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (103,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 19,000
  Bagri 2,800
  Haryanvi 900
  Kangri 600
  Mandeali 200
  Kumaoni 90
  Telugu 60
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
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 (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
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 Satsung of the Sadguru Jesus
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Who Can Help You?
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 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
1.48 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
98.52 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
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 India census data.  Current values may differ.