Chhetri in India

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Chhetri
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Map Source:  People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Chhetri
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 264,000
World Population: 4,385,100
Primary Language: Nepali
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 0.11 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Nepali-Pahari
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The name Chettri is based on the word warrior. There has been a migration from Nepal among them.

In Sikkim they speak Nepali and read and write in Devanagari. They eat egg, fish, mutton and rice. On the death of the father the sons and unmarried daughters get the property with the oldest son becoming in charge of the home. They have birth and marriage rituals and the dead are cremated.

Cultivation, agricultural laboring and office work are their main occupations. While the younger ones are educated, the older ones among them have a low literacy level so with them the gospel message will need to be given in oral form too. They use modern medicine. Hinduism is their religion.

The Chettri of Uttar Pradesh speak Nepali and Hindi. Divorce is allowed. The bereaved can marry again. Many live in Dehradun.

Prayer Points

* Pray that Indian Christians will lead the Chettri to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel recordings will lead them to salvation.

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