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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
1,822,000 Punjabi, Eastern Other / Small 0.53 % 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.

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:11 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:1,822,000
Largest States:
Punjab (1,668,000)Haryana (41,000)
Uttar Pradesh (28,000)Delhi (20,000)
Rajasthan (18,000)Chandigarh (17,000)
Chhattisgarh (4,200)Himachal Pradesh (3,600)
Jammu and Kashmir (2,300)Madhya Pradesh (2,200)
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People Name in Country: Chamar (Sikh traditions)
People Name General: Chamar (Sikh traditions)
Alternate People Names:
ChaudhariGolia Raigar
Ravidasचामर (सिख ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 113559
Joshua Project People ID: 18060
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,822,000
Population all Countries: 1,823,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Dalit - Chamar (Bhambi)
People Name General: Chamar (Sikh traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern (1,272,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): pan    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (269,000)Bagri (12,000)
Haryanvi (5,200)Marwari (2,000)
Bhojpuri (1,900)Dhundari (1,900)
Awadhi (1,200)Kangri (900)
Chambeali (800)Kanauji (800)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 38
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Other / Small
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.53 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small99.47 % 
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:
Complete Bible: 1959-2021
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 RecordingsDAVAR Partners recording, complete Bible
Audio RecordingsOnline Audio Scripture
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsRecorded oral Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus video
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Punjabi, Eastern
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
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GeneralZume Resources
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Text / Printed MatterBible: Punjabi, Eastern
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
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Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Punjabi, Eastern
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
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Chamar (Sikh traditions) in India

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