Chobdar in India

Photo Source:  Anonymous 
People Name: Chobdar
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 7,300
World Population: 7,300
Primary Language: Marwari
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: New Testament
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The word chobdar means stockholder. The Chobdar live in Rajasthan. They speak Hindi and read and write in Devanagari.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Chobdar work in cultivation, bookbinding and tailoring. They are monogamous meaning that marriage is between one man and one woman. They allow for divorce and remarriage. They cremate their dead except for small children who are buried. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son becoming the new head of the family.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Hinduism is their religion. They have their own festivals.

What Are Their Needs?

The Chobdar people need the opportunity to accept the abundant life that only Jesus Christ can offer.

Prayer Points

* Pray that Indian believers lead them to a disciple making movement. * Pray that gospel materials lead them to begin their own Bible studies. * Pray for intercessors and workers among them.

Text Source:   Keith Carey