Thakkar in India


Population
606,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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 606,000
World Population 611,300
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 12
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
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 15
Largest States
Maharashtra
590,000
Gujarat
5,400
Madhya Pradesh
4,200
Rajasthan
1,800
Goa
1,200
Uttar Pradesh
700
Chhattisgarh
700
Karnataka
700
Delhi
700
Telangana
500
Uttarakhand
90
West Bengal
60
Dadra and Nagar Have
60
Tamil Nadu
30
Kerala
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 15
  Maharashtra 590,000
  Gujarat 5,400
  Madhya Pradesh 4,200
  Rajasthan 1,800
  Goa 1,200
  Uttar Pradesh 700
  Chhattisgarh 700
  Karnataka 700
  Delhi 700
  Telangana 500
  Uttarakhand 90
  West Bengal 60
  Dadra and Nagar Have 60
  Tamil Nadu 30
  Kerala 20
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Marathi (462,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 25
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Konkani
65,000
Hindi
36,000
Gujarati
6,100
Sindhi
5,500
Ahirani
3,000
Khandesi
2,900
Konkani, Goan
2,900
Nimadi
700
Kannada
600
Nepali
500
Tamil
500
Telugu
400
Bhili
200
Kacchi
100
Punjabi, Eastern
100
Other People Groups Speaking Marathi
Primary Language Marathi (462,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 25
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Konkani 65,000
  Hindi 36,000
  Gujarati 6,100
  Sindhi 5,500
  Ahirani 3,000
  Khandesi 2,900
  Konkani, Goan 2,900
  Nimadi 700
  Kannada 600
  Nepali 500
  Tamil 500
  Telugu 400
  Bhili 200
  Kacchi 100
  Punjabi, Eastern 100
People Groups Speaking Marathi

Primary Language:  Marathi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1807-1957)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1982)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1821-2002)
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 Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Marathi
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 Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: मराठी - Marathi
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.22 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.08 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.40 %
Islam
0.05 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.04 %
Unknown
0.22 %
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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