Darzi Namdev (Hindu traditions) in India

The Darzi Namdev (Hindu traditions) have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Namdev Maratha migrated from Maharashtra to Tamil Nadu. They speak Marathi and Tamil and read and write in Tamil. They are not vegetarians and eat rice as a cereal.

The Namdev Maratha have cousin marriages among them. Marriage is by negotiating. They are monogamous. The bereaved can marry again. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son becoming in charge of the home. They have birth and marriage rituals. The dead are cremated or buried.

The Namdev Maratha are tailors and dyers, some are laborers. They have a caste association to look after them. Hinduism is their religion. They believe in education and use modern medicine and other benefits from the government too.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Darzi Namdev (Hindu traditions) in India.

* Pray that leaders of the caste association come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
* Pray that gospel materials 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 Darzi Namdev (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Darzi Namdev (Hindu traditions)
World Population 94,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Alternate Names Bhavsar Kshatriya, Merais, Mirai, Namdeo Shimpi, Namdev, Namdev Mahratta, Nilari, Pipavasi, Rangari, Sai, Sai Sutar, Sais, Shimpi, Simpi, Suis, Thalavadi, दर्ज़ी नामदेव (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 21130
ROP3 Code 117953
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 9
Largest States
Gujarat
27,000
Maharashtra
24,000
Andhra Pradesh
17,000
Karnataka
8,100
Uttar Pradesh
7,500
Telangana
6,300
Madhya Pradesh
1,800
Odisha
1,200
Chhattisgarh
400
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 9
  Gujarat 27,000
  Maharashtra 24,000
  Andhra Pradesh 17,000
  Karnataka 8,100
  Uttar Pradesh 7,500
  Telangana 6,300
  Madhya Pradesh 1,800
  Odisha 1,200
  Chhattisgarh 400
Website South Asia Peoples

No people group map currently available. Use the above button to submit a map.


Ethnolinguistic map or other map

Primary Language Gujarati (25,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
Telugu
23,000
Marathi
18,000
Hindi
14,000
Kannada
7,300
Khandesi
1,800
Odia
1,200
Ahirani
1,100
Konkani
400
Bundeli
300
Chhattisgarhi
300
Kacchi
200
Kanauji
60
Malvi
40
Primary Language Gujarati (25,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
  Telugu 23,000
  Marathi 18,000
  Hindi 14,000
  Kannada 7,300
  Khandesi 1,800
  Odia 1,200
  Ahirani 1,100
  Konkani 400
  Bundeli 300
  Chhattisgarhi 300
  Kacchi 200
  Kanauji 60
  Malvi 40
People Groups Speaking Gujarati

Primary Language:  Gujarati

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1809-1965)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1820-1985)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1823-2005)
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 / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Gujarati
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
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 Bible: ગુજરાતી - Gujarati
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Father's Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
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 %
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.