Chidimar in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

Chidimar (meaning bird hunter) is a suitable name considering they once earned their living from killing birds and/or selling them. They are an extremely small people group in India. The majority live further north in Nepal.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They live in harsh poverty, most people being unable to purchase new clothes for their children. Because of their poverty, many Chidimars sew, weave, drive rickshaws (small motorcycle taxis), and do masonry work. Young students value their education at primary schools, because it can give them an opportunity to earn more money. Education is important to the Chidimars, because they believe that it will ultimately diminish their poverty and raise the standard of living.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They are Hindus, and believe in a cycle of life, death and reincarnation. If one builds up enough good karma in this life, they get reincarnated to a higher caste in the next life cycle.


What Are Their Needs?

Because their biggest humanitarian crisis is poverty, setting up healthcare facilities and training the Chidimars to treat their own illnesses is a great starting point. Missionaries could also teach them new job skills that will help them thrive in the 21st century.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Chidimar in India.

Pray that God will protect the Chidimar people from other caste groups trying to overpower them and destroy their history and culture. Pray that God starts a revival among the Chidimar people, uniting them with one goal, to know Christ, live Christ, and preach Christ to the unreached. Pray for workers to go to the Chidimar people in Nepal and India. Pray for an unstoppable movement to Christ among the Chidimar people this decade.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Chidimar
People Name in Country Chidimar
Population this Country 500
Population all Countries 4,800
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Chidmar; चिड़ीमार
People ID 16558
ROP3 Code 111749
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 1
  Uttar Pradesh 500
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Awadhi (500 speakers)
Language Code awa   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Awadhi (500 speakers)
Language Code awa   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Awadhi

Primary Language:  Awadhi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1820-1911)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1996)
Bible-Complete Yes  (2000-2005)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Audio Recordings StoryRunners Oral Bible Stories
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Awadhi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video New Life
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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