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Darzi (Hindu traditions) in India

Darzi (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
2,464,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Darzi (Hindu traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
The Darzi originally lived in Central Asia and migrated to India long ago. The word darzi means "tailor" in Hindi-Urdu. Not surprisingly, the primary occupation of the Darzi is sewing and production of clothes and fabrics. Educated Darzi have taken jobs in medicine, government, as engineers and as college professors. The most spoken language of the Darzi is Hindi. Others Darzi speak the regional languages where they live.

Where are they located?
The Darzi live throughout the nation of India. Large concentrations of Darzi live in the Indian states of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh.

What are their lives like?
Most Darzi work in cities and towns practicing their trade of sewing and making clothing. They sell their clothes in shops and in village markets. They are endogamous, that is, they marry within their group. Darzi young people marry as adults. Some Darzi marry their first cousins. Monogamy or marriage to one spouse is the general rule while polygamy is accepted. Families arrange marriages often to cement clan ties. Sons inherit family property. Girls are not encouraged to get an education. Boys strive to obtain a higher education. The Darzi eat meat except for beef. Their main foods are grains, vegetables, fruits and dairy products.

What are their beliefs?
Most Darzi are Hindu, the predominant religion of India. They worship Vishnu, the preserver god of Hinduism and Shiva, the destroyer god. Other gods worshipped by the Darzi include Kali, the goddess of death and feminine energy, Durga, the military goddess and Bhawani, the mother earth goddess. The Darzi make pilgrimages to holy Hindu temples and shrines. They celebrate the major Hindu holidays of Holi, the spring and color festival, Dwali, the festival of lights and Janamashtami, Krishna's birthday. The Darzi cremate their dead.

Prayer Points
Pray the Nagartha people would find their true riches in the Lord Jesus.
Pray the Lord would lead the Nagarthas to hunger for and read the Bible. It is available in all three of their languages.
Pray the Lord would raise up growing, Bible believing churches in the Nagartha community.
Pray for a Disciple-Making Movement among the Nagarthas that will turn many to the kingdom of God.

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:11 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:2,464,000
Largest States:
Maharashtra (741,000)Gujarat (478,000)
Uttar Pradesh (361,000)Madhya Pradesh (360,000)
Karnataka (224,000)Andhra Pradesh (199,000)
Telangana (196,000)Rajasthan (124,000)
Tamil Nadu (106,000)Odisha (31,000)
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People Name in Country: Darzi (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Darzi (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
AujiBhavasar Kshatriya
Bhavsar KshatriyaChhipa
Gujarati DarziIdrasi
ROP3 Code: 111889
Joshua Project People ID: 16673
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 2,464,000
Population all Countries: 2,493,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Darzi (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Hindi (937,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Marathi (487,000)Telugu (439,000)
Gujarati (423,000)Kannada (187,000)
Tamil (106,000)Marwari (60,000)
Konkani (41,000)Khandesi (31,000)
Odia (27,000)Awadhi (20,000)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 51
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.23 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism98.97 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.80 % 
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: 1835-2019
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Film / VideoFollowing Jesus video
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