Tarkhan (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
918,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

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 918,000
World Population 919,500
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 19 to 22
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
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 13
Largest States
Haryana
(430,000)
Delhi
(153,000)
Punjab
(135,000)
Himachal Pradesh
(93,000)
Jammu and Kashmir
(76,000)
Uttar Pradesh
(17,000)
Chandigarh
(6,900)
Gujarat
(6,700)
Uttarakhand
(1,000)
Rajasthan
(50)
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 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 13
  Haryana (430,000)
  Delhi (153,000)
  Punjab (135,000)
  Himachal Pradesh (93,000)
  Jammu and Kashmir (76,000)
  Uttar Pradesh (17,000)
  Chandigarh (6,900)
  Gujarat (6,700)
  Uttarakhand (1,000)
  Rajasthan (50)
  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 24
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 (391,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 24
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 Hindi Bible stories
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 Fathers 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)
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 India census data.  Current values may differ.


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