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Tarkhan (Hindu traditions) in India

Tarkhan (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
883,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.01 % Unknown   

Tarkhan (Hindu traditions) in India

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Summary
The Tarkhan community have traditionally been widely engaged in carpentry, but presently they are engaged in many other trades. Marriages outside their own caste are allowed, and even encouraged to an extent. Two endogamous (marry only within the group) subgroups groups have been reported, the Amarsari Tarkhan and the Ludhiana Tarkhan. In addition, there are several clans, and clan names are often used as surnames. They have been described as "backward in terms of literacy, economic standards, social and cultural awareness." They are Hindus.

Ministry Obstacles
Most Tarkhans live in the state of Haryana, "one of India's least-evangelized states". The Church in this state is described as "weak, small and routinely under threat from Hinduists". Operation World 2010.

Outreach Ideas
Please pray for more workers for all of North India, a very spiritually dark area. Multiplied thousands of evangelists and church planters are needed.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are a number of Tarkhans who have reported themselves as Christians to the census of India, which is quite encouraging. These Christians need our prayers.

Pray for the entire people group
Please pray for rising literacy rates within the Tarkhan community, and for the necessary skills to make them employable.

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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:883,000
Largest States:
Haryana (406,000)Delhi (147,000)
Punjab (130,000)Himachal Pradesh (88,000)
Jammu and Kashmir (72,000)Uttar Pradesh (16,000)
Chandigarh (6,600)Gujarat (6,300)
Uttarakhand (900)Rajasthan (500)
Total States on file:13
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Tarkhan (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Tarkhan (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
BarhiBari
ChattarsazDarkhan
DhamanKarigar
KharadiKhatri
MistriRamgarhia
RamghadiyaRanghadia
TarakkanTarkhan
TarkiharThirkhan
ROP3 Code: 113794
Joshua Project People ID: 18259
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 883,000
Population all Countries: 885,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Punjabi
People Name General: Tarkhan (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25n
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Hindi (394,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Punjabi, Eastern (303,000)Haryanvi (64,000)
Dogri (38,000)Kangri (28,000)
Mandeali (11,000)Bagri (7,500)
Pahari, Mahasu (6,900)Gujarati (4,300)
Pahari, Kullu (4,200)Kashmiri (3,500)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 24
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.01 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.98 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
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:
1811-1998Audio
Complete Bible: 1818-2000
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
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 RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoA Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / VideoCoconuts
Film / VideoCreation to Christ
Film / VideoFather's Love Letter
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoRivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
GeneralYeshu Samaj
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterHindi Bible
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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