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Chamar (Sikh traditions) in India

Chamar (Sikh traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,405,000 Punjabi, Eastern Other / Small 1.10 % Unknown   

Chamar (Sikh traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
The Chamar can be looked down on by higher Indian Castes as they do leather work. The Chamar in the Punjab in India are not a Scheduled Caste.

In Malwa in the Punjab, most of the Chamar are Sikhs. They are leather tanners, weavers and work in agriculture. Punjabi and Hindustani is spoken by them. They read and write in Devanagari.

The Chamar in the Punjab are not vegetarians. They eat wheat and rice as cereals. They are exogamous. A dowry is used for marriage. They can divorce if they want to.

The Chamar of the Punjab have birth and marriage rituals and the dead are cremated.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the social status of the Chamar will lead to them seeking the love of Jesus Christ and giving their lives to Him.
* Pray that gospel materials will bring them to salvation.

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

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Global Prayer Digest: 2011-10-01
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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:1,405,000
Largest States:
Punjab (1,284,000)Haryana (36,000)
Uttar Pradesh (30,000)Chandigarh (18,000)
Rajasthan (15,000)Chhattisgarh (9,000)
Delhi (4,300)Himachal Pradesh (3,100)
Jammu and Kashmir (1,900)Madhya Pradesh (1,900)
Total States on file:14
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Chamar (Sikh traditions)
People Name General: Chamar (Sikh traditions)
Alternate People Names:
AryaBhambi
ChaudhariGolia Raigar
JatavJatia
MehtarMochi
RamdasiRamdasia
Ravidasचामर (सिख ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 113559
Joshua Project People ID: 18060
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,405,000
Population all Countries: 1,406,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Dalit - Chamar (Bhambi)
People Name General: Chamar (Sikh traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25n
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern (870,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): pan    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (469,000)Bagri (26,000)
Haryanvi (5,600)Chhattisgarhi (5,400)
Bhojpuri (2,500)Dhundari (1,900)
Marwari (1,800)Awadhi (1,200)
Kangri (900)Kanauji (900)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 31
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Other / Small
Religion Sub-division:Sikhism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.14 % 
Christianity1.10 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.02 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small98.74 % 
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: 1818-1954
New Testament:
1815-2011Audio
Complete Bible: 1959-2002
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 RecordingsOral Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoEyes of the Heart
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Punjabi, Eastern
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoSatsung of the Sadguru Jesus
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoWho Can Help You?
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: ਪੰਜਾਬੀ - Panjabi
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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