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Chhetri in India


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
278,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.11 % Unknown   

Chhetri in India

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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.

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:11 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:278,000
Largest States:
Assam (223,000)Uttarakhand (15,000)
West Bengal (14,000)Delhi (8,000)
Manipur (3,500)Sikkim (3,100)
Arunachal Pradesh (2,500)Meghalaya (1,700)
Uttar Pradesh (1,600)Himachal Pradesh (1,300)
Total States on file:27
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Chhetri
People Name General: Chhetri
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 111785
Joshua Project People ID: 16589
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 278,000
Population all Countries: 4,521,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Nepali-Pahari
People Name General: Chhetri
Ethnic Code: CNN25k
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Nepali (247,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): npi    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (11,000)Assamese (8,100)
Bengali (7,500)Kumaoni (1,700)
Byangsi (600)Newar: Newar (600)
Garhwali (400)Chaudangsi (400)
Rawat (400)Darmiya (100)
Total Languages: 11
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.61 % 
Christianity0.11 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.28 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
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 4   Greater than or equal to 2% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1850-1961
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1914-2004
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Nepali
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoNew Way - Naya Goreto (
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoUntil We Met (
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible: नेपाली - Nepali
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Chhetri in India

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People Cluster
    Nepali-Pahari     South Asia    
      Chhetri India    
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            Chhetri in India          
      Religion Language  
      Hinduism     Nepali  
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