Tarkhan (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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Subgroups: 12 (10 largest shown)  Show all

Subgroup Name Population
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

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.


Scripture Prayers for the Tarkhan (Hindu traditions) in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Tarkhan (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Tarkhan (Hindu traditions)
Pronunciation Terr-khaan
World Population 884,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 18
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 South Asia Hindu - Other
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
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 13
Largest States
Haryana
411,000
Delhi
148,000
Punjab
131,000
Himachal Pradesh
89,000
Jammu and Kashmir
73,000
Uttar Pradesh
17,000
Chandigarh
6,600
Gujarat
6,400
Uttarakhand
1,000
Rajasthan
500
Dadra and Nagar Have
50
Kerala
30
West Bengal
20
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 13
  Haryana 411,000
  Delhi 148,000
  Punjab 131,000
  Himachal Pradesh 89,000
  Jammu and Kashmir 73,000
  Uttar Pradesh 17,000
  Chandigarh 6,600
  Gujarat 6,400
  Uttarakhand 1,000
  Rajasthan 500
  Dadra and Nagar Have 50
  Kerala 30
  West Bengal 20
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (395,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 24
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Punjabi, Eastern
303,000
Haryanvi
64,000
Dogri
38,000
Kangri
28,000
Mandeali
11,000
Bagri
7,500
Pahari, Mahasu
6,900
Gujarati
4,300
Pahari, Kullu
4,200
Kashmiri
3,500
Bilaspuri
1,500
Chambeali
1,300
Braj Bhasha
900
Marwari
800
Sirmauri
700
Primary Language Hindi (395,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 24
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Punjabi, Eastern 303,000
  Haryanvi 64,000
  Dogri 38,000
  Kangri 28,000
  Mandeali 11,000
  Bagri 7,500
  Pahari, Mahasu 6,900
  Gujarati 4,300
  Pahari, Kullu 4,200
  Kashmiri 3,500
  Bilaspuri 1,500
  Chambeali 1,300
  Braj Bhasha 900
  Marwari 800
  Sirmauri 700
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
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
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 (EngSub)
Film / Video Coconuts
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
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 The Hope Video
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
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 People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
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.