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Charan (Hindu traditions) in India

Charan (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
336,000 Gujarati Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Charan (Hindu traditions) in India

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Summary
One report is that the community name is derived from the word char, meaning to spread, as the Charan were those bands of genealogists attached to royal courts who spread the fame of the latter by singing their praises. The old men wear a dhoti and shirt, and a white cap or a turban. After marriage they worship Satyanarayana. The literacy level among the Charan is very low.

Ministry Obstacles
The low literacy rate will be an obstacle if the Gospel comes to the Charan only in written form.

Outreach Ideas
Stories told from Scripture, and Gospel films and recordings, will all be helpful.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There may be no Christian believers among the Charan community, but pray for the many believers that will soon come from this group. Pray they will be properly instructed in the faith, and will grow to become mature.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for the Charan community to have good schools for their children, and that parents will make schooling a priority.

Scripture Focus
"All nations you have made will come and worship before you, O Lord; they will bring glory to your name." Psalm 86:9

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Global Prayer Digest: 2008-10-19
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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:15 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:336,000
Largest States:
Rajasthan (159,000)Gujarat (126,000)
Maharashtra (35,000)Madhya Pradesh (14,000)
Daman and Diu (400)Tamil Nadu (200)
Dadra and Nagar Haveli (200)Delhi (200)
Telangana (100)Bihar (80)
Total States on file:14
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Charan (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Charan (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
BahrorBarath
BarhattaBhatt
BirmCharan
ChiraniyaDhaniwal
GadhaviGadvi
GadwaGadwi
MaldhariPhaniwale
चरण (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 111764
Joshua Project People ID: 16571
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 336,000
Population all Countries: 336,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Gujarati
People Name General: Charan (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25e
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Gujarati (114,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): guj    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (74,000)Marwari (45,000)
Kacchi (17,000)Dhundari (16,000)
Merwari (9,800)Marathi (9,600)
Mewari (9,100)Shekhawati (6,800)
Konkani (5,300)Haroti: Harauti (4,800)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 14
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.95 % 
Islam0.05 % 
Non-ReligiousUnknown 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1809-1965
New Testament:
1820-1985Audio
Complete Bible: 1823-2005
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture / Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoCreation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Gujarati
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGods Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterFathers Love Letter
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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