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Kachhi Kachhwaha in India

Kachhi Kachhwaha

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,415,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Kachhi Kachhwaha in India

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Introduction / History
In 1991 the Indian government declared Katchhi Kachhwaha people to be a backward caste, meaning that they were to be considered educationally and socially disadvantaged. For that reason, the Indian government offers them special privileges. Kachhi people are a part of the largest people cluster in India, the Hindi. Depending on the region, the Kachhi claim a variety of different origins.

What are their lives like?
Kachhi Kachhawa people are traditionally agrarian workers, growing crops including wheat, and lentils. Economically speaking, their main resource is the land due to their agrarian lifestyle. However, in regions like Delhi, Kachhi people are mostly small business owners. Their industries range from selling vegetables, book binding, manufacturing plastic toys or electrical parts. Some have made careers in the government or in private sector roles such as medicine or engineering. Kachhi boys and girls both get an education; however, they don’t encourage women to further their studies. Their diet is traditionally vegetarian which reflects both their Hindu background and agrarian lifestyle. However as Hindu nominalism creeps in they are more likely to include meat in their diet.

What are their beliefs?
The Kachhi are almost entirely Hindu. A very small minority are Buddhist or adhere to some other local traditions. Kachhi Hindus predominantly worship Hanuman, Rama, Krishna Shiva, Kali and Durga. They celebrate the various major Hindu festivals and practice rituals of cremation, preferring to spread ashes in the Ganges River. In the cities, many younger Hindu Kachhi are becoming religiously nominal. In Gujarat some have started to adopt Muslim concepts and festivals like Ramadan. A small number of Buddhist Kachhi people live in Uttar Pradesh.

What are their needs?
It is unclear whether there are any Christians among the Kachhi people. Their deep roots in Hinduism make evangelism difficult. There is no known active Christian witness to the Kachhi Kachhwaha people in India. They are geographically and linguistically linked to many nearby peoples, so there is opportunity.

Prayer Points
Pray that the Spirit will be working in many Kachhi and cause them to seek out the truth. Pray that Kachhi Kachhwaka people will humble themselves and come to trust in Christ as little children. Pray for a movement among this people group that will result in many church plants reproducing themselves. Pray for the Lord to bless this people group’s crops as a testimony of his goodness and power.

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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:1,415,000
Largest States:
Uttar Pradesh (1,166,000)Madhya Pradesh (236,000)
Chhattisgarh (1,800)Uttarakhand (400)
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Kachhi Kachhwaha
People Name General: Kachhi Kachhwaha
ROP3 Code: 118550
Joshua Project People ID: 21763
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,415,000
Population all Countries: 1,415,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Kachhi Kachhwaha
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Hindi (921,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Kanauji (140,000)Awadhi (77,000)
Bundeli (42,000)Malvi (5,000)
Nimadi (2,400)Braj Bhasha (2,400)
Chhattisgarhi (2,100)Bagheli (1,200)
Garhwali (200)Kumaoni (40)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 12
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.02 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
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
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1806-1962
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1835-2019
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
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Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoA Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / VideoCoconuts
Film / VideoCreation to Christ
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus video
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / VideoLove letter to you from scripture
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoMy Last Day video, anime
Film / VideoRivka video
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
GeneralBible for Children
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GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
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Text / Printed MatterBible: Comic Book Version
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterHindi Bible
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Hindi
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path
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Kachhi Kachhwaha in India

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