Thakkar in India


Population
661,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Chitrakathi of India to a large extent live in Maharashtra. Their name comes from their work with pictures. They speak Marathi and read and write in Devanagari. They are not vegetarians and eat rice as a cereal.

The Chitrakathi are monogamous. They have cross-cousin marriages through arrangement. A dowry is used. Divorce and marrying again can take place. Upon the death of the father, property goes to the sons with the oldest son becoming in charge of the home. There are birth and marriage rituals and the dead are cremated.

Agriculture is the main work of the Chitrakathi. Some do their traditional work of puppet shows. There are many craftsmen among them. Hinduism is their religion. They believe in education, family planning and modern medicine too.


Prayer Points

* Pray that God will give the Chitrakathi dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel materials and the internet will lead them to salvation.


References

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


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Thakkar
People Name in Country Thakkar
Population in India 661,000
World Population 666,300
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Thakar, Thakur, Thekur, Thokkar, ठक्कर
People ID 18245
ROP3 Code 113777
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: 15
Largest States
Maharashtra (645,000) Gujarat (5,600) Madhya Pradesh (4,300)
Rajasthan (1,900) Goa (1,200) Chhattisgarh (800)
Uttar Pradesh (700) Karnataka (700) Delhi (700)
Telangana (500) Uttarakhand (90) Dadra and Nagar Have (60)
West Bengal (60) Tamil Nadu (30) Kerala (20)
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: 15
Maharashtra (645,000) Gujarat (5,600)
Madhya Pradesh (4,300) Rajasthan (1,900)
Goa (1,200) Chhattisgarh (800)
Uttar Pradesh (700) Karnataka (700)
Delhi (700) Telangana (500)
Uttarakhand (90) Dadra and Nagar Have (60)
West Bengal (60) Tamil Nadu (30)
Kerala (20)
Primary Language: Marathi (475,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: mar   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 31
Secondary Languages:
(only 20 largest shown)
Konkani (65,000) Hindi (51,000) Gujarati (6,100)
Sindhi (5,600) Khandesi (3,600) Ahirani (3,500)
Konkani, Goan (2,900) Nimadi (700) Kannada (600)
Nepali (500) Tamil (500) Telugu (500)
Bhili (200) Kacchi (200) Punjabi, Eastern (100)
Odia (70) Bengali (70) Gondi, Northern (60)
Kumaoni (50) Urdu (50)
Primary Language: Marathi (475,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: mar   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 31
Secondary Languages: (only 20 largest shown)
Konkani (65,000) Hindi (51,000)
Gujarati (6,100) Sindhi (5,600)
Khandesi (3,600) Ahirani (3,500)
Konkani, Goan (2,900) Nimadi (700)
Kannada (600) Nepali (500)
Tamil (500) Telugu (500)
Bhili (200) Kacchi (200)
Punjabi, Eastern (100) Odia (70)
Bengali (70) Gondi, Northern (60)
Kumaoni (50) Urdu (50)
Primary Language: Marathi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1807-1957)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1982)
Complete Bible Yes   (1821-2002)
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
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 Marathi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter Fathers Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.06 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.02 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.70 %
Islam
0.02 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.04 %
Unknown
0.16 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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