Bania Chetti in India

Joshua Project has identified the Bania Chetti only in India
Population
848,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Chettiar are also called Chetti. Chetti is a name given to many castes among this people. The word Chetti means trader.

The Chettiar speak, read and write in Tamil. They live in Tamil Nadu in India. They have migrated to Tamil Nadu.

Among the Chettiar there seems to be more widowers than widows. There are more married men than married women.

The Chettiar have sub groups called Ayira Vaisyar.


Prayer Points

* Pray that Indian Christians will lead the Chettiar to Jesus Christ
* Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to salvation.
* Pray that websites that are Christian 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 Bania Chetti
People Name in Country Bania Chetti
Population in India 848,000
World Population 848,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 17 to 20
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Arayia, Arayia Vaisya, Ayira Vysyar, Baqal, Chetti, Chettiar, Komati, Sahukar, Vaisya, Vani, Vania, बनिया, चेट्टी
People ID 19695
ROP3 Code 115147
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 9
Largest States
Tamil Nadu
(424,000)
Karnataka
(164,000)
Maharashtra
(92,000)
Andhra Pradesh
(75,000)
Kerala
(70,000)
Telangana
(15,000)
Goa
(5,400)
Puducherry
(2,300)
Gujarat
(200)
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 9
  Tamil Nadu (424,000)
  Karnataka (164,000)
  Maharashtra (92,000)
  Andhra Pradesh (75,000)
  Kerala (70,000)
  Telangana (15,000)
  Goa (5,400)
  Puducherry (2,300)
  Gujarat (200)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Tamil (431,000 speakers)
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
Kannada
(179,000)
Telugu
(133,000)
Malayalam
(19,000)
Marathi
(12,000)
Konkani
(6,800)
Tulu
(1,300)
Konkani, Goan
(1,000)
People Groups Speaking Tamil
Primary Language Tamil (431,000 speakers)
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  Kannada (179,000)
  Telugu (133,000)
  Malayalam (19,000)
  Marathi (12,000)
  Konkani (6,800)
  Tulu (1,300)
  Konkani, Goan (1,000)
People Groups Speaking Tamil

Primary Language:  Tamil

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1714-1956)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1715-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1727-2002)
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 Fathers Love Letter
Audio Recordings General Ministry Resources
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video General Ministry Resources
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Tamil
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
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Old Version Bible
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
82.57 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
17.43 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2017  Isudas  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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