Tarkhan (Hindu traditions) in India


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Introduction

The Tarkhan community have traditionally been widely engaged in carpentry, but presently they are engaged in many other trades. Marriages outside their own caste are allowed, and even encouraged to an extent. Two endogamous (marry only within the group) subgroups groups have been reported, the Amarsari Tarkhan and the Ludhiana Tarkhan. In addition, there are several clans, and clan names are often used as surnames. They have been described as "backward in terms of literacy, economic standards, social and cultural awareness." They are Hindus.


Ministry Obstacles

Most Tarkhans live in the state of Haryana, "one of India's least-evangelized states". The Church in this state is described as "weak, small and routinely under threat from Hinduists". Operation World 2010.


Outreach Ideas

Please pray for more workers for all of North India, a very spiritually dark area. Multiplied thousands of evangelists and church planters are needed.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are a number of Tarkhans who have reported themselves as Christians to the census of India, which is quite encouraging. These Christians need our prayers.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray for rising literacy rates within the Tarkhan community, and for the necessary skills to make them employable.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Tarkhan (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Tarkhan (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 871,000
World Population 872,400
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 17
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Barhi, Bari, Chattarsaz, Darkhan, Dhaman, Karigar, Kharadi, Khatri, Mistri, Ramgarhia, Ramghadiya, Ranghadia, Tarakkan, Tarkhan, Tarkihar, Thirkhan, Tikhan, तर्खान (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 18259
ROP3 Code 113794
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Punjabi
People Group Tarkhan (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code CNN25n
Total Subgroups on file 12
Largest Subgroups
Amritsar
12,000
Ludhiana
11,000
Bardwag
2,400
Chadakh
2,400
Dabaotra
2,400
Darmotra
2,400
Datta
2,400
Gandhi
2,400
Kangatra
2,400
Malhotra
2,400
Rakhwal
2,400
Sabarwal
2,400
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Punjabi
People Group Tarkhan (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code CNN25n
Total Subgroups 12
  Amritsar 12,000
  Ludhiana 11,000
  Bardwag 2,400
  Chadakh 2,400
  Dabaotra 2,400
  Darmotra 2,400
  Datta 2,400
  Gandhi 2,400
  Kangatra 2,400
  Malhotra 2,400
  Rakhwal 2,400
  Sabarwal 2,400
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 13
Largest States
Haryana
407,000
Delhi
145,000
Punjab
128,000
Himachal Pradesh
88,000
Jammu and Kashmir
72,000
Uttar Pradesh
16,000
Chandigarh
6,600
Gujarat
6,300
Uttarakhand
900
Rajasthan
500
Dadra and Nagar Have
50
Kerala
30
West Bengal
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 13
  Haryana 407,000
  Delhi 145,000
  Punjab 128,000
  Himachal Pradesh 88,000
  Jammu and Kashmir 72,000
  Uttar Pradesh 16,000
  Chandigarh 6,600
  Gujarat 6,300
  Uttarakhand 900
  Rajasthan 500
  Dadra and Nagar Have 50
  Kerala 30
  West Bengal 20
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (391,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 23
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Punjabi, Eastern
298,000
Haryanvi
62,000
Dogri
38,000
Kangri
28,000
Mandeali
11,000
Bagri
7,200
Pahari, Mahasu
6,900
Gujarati
4,300
Pahari, Kullu
4,200
Kashmiri
3,500
Bilaspuri
1,500
Chambeali
1,300
Marwari
800
Sirmauri
700
Bhattiyali
600
Other People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (391,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 23
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Punjabi, Eastern 298,000
  Haryanvi 62,000
  Dogri 38,000
  Kangri 28,000
  Mandeali 11,000
  Bagri 7,200
  Pahari, Mahasu 6,900
  Gujarati 4,300
  Pahari, Kullu 4,200
  Kashmiri 3,500
  Bilaspuri 1,500
  Chambeali 1,300
  Marwari 800
  Sirmauri 700
  Bhattiyali 600
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1818-2000)
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 Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video A Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Aasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Coconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Haqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.01 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.98 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
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Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
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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