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Kachhia (Hindu traditions) in India

Kachhia (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
109,000 Gujarati Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Kachhia (Hindu traditions) in India

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Kachchia refers to "vegetable-growers", in the Gujarati language. All the male members suffix the term Patel to their names. There are several divisions among them based on economic levels or landholdings. Widow remarriage, preferably with the deceased husband's younger brother, or within the village, takes place with the approval of the caste council. Divorce is permitted, though it occurs rarely. They are Hindu.

Ministry Obstacles
People raised in Hinduism will likely find it difficult to comprehend the Gospel when if first comes to them, because of how different it is from all they have ever known.

Outreach Ideas
The Lord is drawing people to himself in India, in increasing numbers. Pray his Spirit will include the Kachhia caste as the Gospel moves through the land.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray for those Kachhia who will soon come to Jesus as savior and lord, that they will live in harmony with each other, not proud, zealous to know and walk with the Lord.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for good crop yields for the Kacchia, and for rising educational levels. Pray for good schools, and that parents will understand the importance of sending their children to school.

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:10 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:109,000
Largest States:
Gujarat (86,000)Maharashtra (18,000)
Madhya Pradesh (2,000)Chhattisgarh (800)
Dadra and Nagar Haveli (600)Odisha (500)
Daman and Diu (300)Karnataka (40)
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People Name in Country: Kachhia (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Kachhia (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
कच्चिया (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 112474
Joshua Project People ID: 17127
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 109,000
Population all Countries: 109,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Kachhia (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Gujarati (92,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): guj    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Kacchi (8,700)Hindi (6,900)
Marathi (1,000)Odia (300)
Total Languages: 5
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.23 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.72 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.05 % 
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
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1809-1965
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1823-2016
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 / Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoCreation to Christ
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Gujarati
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: ગુજરાતી - Gujarati
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterFather's Love Letter
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Kachhia (Hindu traditions) in India

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