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Chhipa (Hindu traditions) in India

Chhipa (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
445,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Chhipa (Hindu traditions) in India

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According to legend, when Parashuram set out to exterminate the Kshatriya, two brothers took shelter behind the image of the goddess Devi. The goddess advised the first one to stitch clothes and the second one to print and dye these stitched clothes to escape from Parashuram. Hence, the descendants of the second person are called Chhipa (Chippi is derived from the Hindi word chhapna, meaning printing). Though the traditional occupation of the Chippa is dyeing and printing cloth, many are now cloth merchants. The main marriage symbols for women are vermilion and toe-rings (bichua). Dowry is given in cash and kind. Remarriage (natra) is allowed for widows, widowers and divorcees. Their literacy rate is low, and only a few have received education up to the high school level.

Ministry Obstacles
This community speaks more than 20 languages, and each language sub-group may well need a separate outreach and church planting project.

Outreach Ideas
There are many resources available in most of the languages spoken by the Chhipa, but workers are needed to carry these resources to the people.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are no known Christian believers among this community at present, but pray for those who will soon commit themselves to following Christ. Pray they will live holy lives, and be united around truth. Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for improved employment opportunities, and for good schools to be made available for the children of this Hindu community.

Scripture Focus
"Now go out to the street corners and invite everyone you see." Matthew 22:9

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Global Prayer Digest: 2008-08-03
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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:445,000
Largest States:
Gujarat (130,000)Uttar Pradesh (120,000)
Madhya Pradesh (77,000)Maharashtra (35,000)
Punjab (32,000)Haryana (21,000)
Rajasthan (9,200)Uttarakhand (9,200)
Delhi (7,900)Karnataka (1,000)
Total States on file:17
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Chhipa (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Chhipa (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
Jain BhavsarNilgar
ROP3 Code: 111787
Joshua Project People ID: 16590
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 445,000
Population all Countries: 445,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Hindi
People Name General: Chhipa (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25g
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Hindi (244,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Gujarati (120,000)Punjabi, Eastern (35,000)
Marathi (15,000)Khandesi (4,700)
Marwari (4,500)Merwari (4,100)
Haryanvi (2,500)Bundeli (2,200)
Konkani (1,900)Awadhi (1,700)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 26
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism96.27 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small3.73 % 
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: 1806-1962
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1818-2000
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
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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 / VideoA Beautiful Hope (
Film / VideoA Pilgrimage (
Film / VideoAasha - Hope (
Film / VideoCoconuts (
Film / VideoCreation to Christ (
Film / VideoFathers Love Letter
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoHaqeeqat Episode 6 (
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoRivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoTen Virgins (
Film / VideoThe Final Prodigal (
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoThe Price of Life (
Film / VideoYeshu Satsang (
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
GeneralYeshu Samaj
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterHindi Bible
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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