Brahmin Chitpavan in India

The Brahmin Chitpavan have only been reported in India
Population
475,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Chitpavan Brahmin of India live in Konkan on the coast of western India. They also live in Maharashtra and other places. They are mainly Hindus.

Many years ago the Chitpavan were looked on as being inferior to other Brahmins. Then they increased in power and took power from the Deshastha Brahmins and there has been much rivalry between the two. When the Chitpavan went into the military it gave them a higher status.

The Chitpavan Brahmins celebrate Hindu festivals and they are priests. Some work in agriculture while some are self-employed and others do office work.

They speak mainly Marathi but some speak Konkani and Kannada too.


Prayer Points

* Pray that pride will not get in the way of the Brahmins giving themselves to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel materials will bring the Chitpavan Brahmin to salvation too.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chitpavan


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Brahmin Chitpavan
People Name in Country Brahmin Chitpavan
Population in India 475,000
World Population 475,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 9
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Chitpavan, Chitpavan Brahman, Chitpavan Brahmin, Chitpawan Brahman, Chitpawan Brahmin, Citpawan Brahman, Citpawan Brahmin, Konkanastha, Parashuramshristi, Smartha Brahman, Smartha Brahmin, Smata Brahman, Smata Brahmin, ब्रामिन, चितपवन
People ID 19935
ROP3 Code 115708
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 14
Largest States
Maharashtra
(378,000)
Karnataka
(47,000)
Gujarat
(21,000)
Goa
(9,100)
Madhya Pradesh
(7,200)
Delhi
(6,100)
Telangana
(4,900)
Andhra Pradesh
(900)
Chhattisgarh
(900)
West Bengal
(300)
Tamil Nadu
(300)
Dadra and Nagar Have
(80)
Daman and Diu
(50)
Rajasthan
(10)
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 14
  Maharashtra (378,000)
  Karnataka (47,000)
  Gujarat (21,000)
  Goa (9,100)
  Madhya Pradesh (7,200)
  Delhi (6,100)
  Telangana (4,900)
  Andhra Pradesh (900)
  Chhattisgarh (900)
  West Bengal (300)
  Tamil Nadu (300)
  Dadra and Nagar Have (80)
  Daman and Diu (50)
  Rajasthan (10)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Marathi (300,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
Konkani
(74,000)
Hindi
(38,000)
Gujarati
(23,000)
Kannada
(20,000)
Konkani, Goan
(17,000)
Khandesi
(2,500)
Chhattisgarhi
(100)
People Groups Speaking Marathi
Primary Language Marathi (300,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  Konkani (74,000)
  Hindi (38,000)
  Gujarati (23,000)
  Kannada (20,000)
  Konkani, Goan (17,000)
  Khandesi (2,500)
  Chhattisgarhi (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
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 Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Map Source Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
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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