Darzi (Sikh traditions) in India

The Darzi (Sikh traditions) have only been reported in India
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Main Language
Largest Religion
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Introduction / History

Eveleen walked into the tailor shop with a bag and a frown on her face. She dropped the bag and said, "Balkar, how did this happen? You said my dress would be ready last week, and it wasn't! My niece's wedding is in a few days, and the dress is too big!" Deeply concerned, the Sikh Darzi tailor calmly replied, "Dear Eveleen, please forgive me! I will make it right."
Eveleen knew he was a man of his word, so her frown gave way to a relieved smile. She replied, "Balkar, I know things happen. I'm sorry to be so impatient and angry. You and your brother work long, hard hours in this shop. Your work is usually very good. In fact, some say you are the finest Darzi (tailor) in this section of Ludhiana, Punjab. You are a godly man; I know you will correct this mistake." Balkar replied, "Only God our creator is perfect. The better we use the talents He gives us, the better we represent Him."


Where Are they Located?

There are about 36,000 Darzi Sikhs that live primarily in the Punjab State of India.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Their traditional trade is tailoring, and many still do this just as their ancestors did many years ago.


Prayer Points

Pray that loving and patient believers will talk with the Darzi Sikhs about knowing God through Christ. May they soon rejoice in accepting God's mercy, forgiveness, and gift of salvation in Jesus, and give thanks for Him to their Creator.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-10-14
People Name General Darzi (Sikh traditions)
People Name in Country Darzi (Sikh traditions)
Population in India 39,000
World Population 39,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Chippollu, Darji, Idrissi, Khayyat, Mera, Merais, Pipavasi, Sai Sutar, Sais, Shimpi, Simpi, Suis, Thalavadi, दर्ज़ी (सिख ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 18064
ROP3 Code 113563
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 17
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Punjab
33,000
Haryana
1,400
Delhi
1,200
Rajasthan
900
Uttar Pradesh
800
Uttarakhand
800
Maharashtra
400
Jharkhand
300
Madhya Pradesh
300
Himachal Pradesh
200
Chandigarh
200
Chhattisgarh
90
West Bengal
40
Jammu and Kashmir
30
Gujarat
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 17
  Punjab 33,000
  Haryana 1,400
  Delhi 1,200
  Rajasthan 900
  Uttar Pradesh 800
  Uttarakhand 800
  Maharashtra 400
  Jharkhand 300
  Madhya Pradesh 300
  Himachal Pradesh 200
  Chandigarh 200
  Chhattisgarh 90
  West Bengal 40
  Jammu and Kashmir 30
  Gujarat 20
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (31,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
Hindi
7,000
Bagri
400
Kumaoni
60
Kanauji
50
Bilaspuri
30
Awadhi
20
Bengali
20
Garhwali
20
Other People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Eastern
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (31,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 7,000
  Bagri 400
  Kumaoni 60
  Kanauji 50
  Bilaspuri 30
  Awadhi 20
  Bengali 20
  Garhwali 20
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 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 %
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.


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