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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
132,000 Gujarati Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Kachhia (Hindu traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
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.

What are their lives like?
Widow remarriage, preferably with the deceased husband's younger brother, takes place with the approval of the caste council. They permit divorce, though it rarely occurs.

What are their beliefs?
The Kachchia people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are other Hindus who are much more philosophical, especially among the Brahmins.

Almost all Hindus participate in yearly celebrations like Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring / Diwali, the festival of lights / Navratri, the celebration of autumn / and Rama Navami, Rama's birthday.

What are their needs?
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.

Prayer Points
Pray the Holy Spirit will catch up with the Kachhia caste as the gospel moves through India.

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.

Pray for a Christ-ward movement among the Kachchia people this decade.

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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:132,000
Largest States:
Gujarat (105,000)Maharashtra (21,000)
Madhya Pradesh (2,300)Chhattisgarh (1,000)
Dadra and Nagar Haveli (700)Odisha (600)
Daman and Diu (400)Karnataka (50)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Kachhia (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Kachhia (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
KachchiaKhambhar
KunkaraPastagia
कच्चिया (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 112474
Joshua Project People ID: 17127
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 132,000
Population all Countries: 133,000
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
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Gujarati (94,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): guj    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Kacchi (8,800)Hindi (7,100)
Marathi (1,000)Odia (300)
Total Languages: 5
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.22 % 
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
GSEC Status:Level 3   Less than 2% Evangelical. Widespread church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1809-1965
New Testament:
1820-1985Audio
Complete Bible: 1823-2021
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture / Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus video
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / VideoIndigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Gujarati
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel resources links
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralZume Resources
GeneralZume Training
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: Gujarati
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Gujarati
Text / Printed MatterLove letter to you from scripture
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterTools for faith conversations
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