Chhimba (Hindu traditions) in India

The Chhimba (Hindu traditions) have only been reported in India
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Introduction / History

The Chhimba people live mainly in India's northern state of Himachal Pradesh. Others live in Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal. They speak the regional dialect of Western Pahari Hindi, and standard Hindi as a trade language.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Families arrange marriages, and it's common for Chhimba families to exchange sisters in marriage. Boys get married at about 20 years of age, and girls at 16. Women are very much involved with washing clothes, the trade of this people group that is closely related to the better-known Dhobis. Recently some have opened dry cleaning and dyeing shops in towns. Development programs have helped the Chhimba people, specifically in literacy.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Though there are Muslims and Hindus among them, most are Hindu. Hinduism is a catch all phrase for all the local religions of South Asia, so they can believe just about anything.


What Are Their Needs?

Without a single Christ follower among them and living in some of India’s least reached states, the Chhimba Hindu community desperately needs a gospel witness.


Prayer Points

Pray that soon Chhimba people will sing songs of worship to their true King of kings as they go about their work as cleaners.
Pray that they will share Christ with their customers, and thus share the spiritual wealth with others in this highly resistant part of India.
Pray for loving and dedicated workers to disciple Chhimba people in the ways of Christ.


Scripture Prayers for the Chhimba (Hindu traditions) in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Chhimba (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Chhimba (Hindu traditions)
Alternate Names Chhimba; Chhimbe; Chhipa; Chimbe; Darji; Darzi; Dhami; Dhamin; Dhobi; Tank Kshatri; Tank Suryavanshi Kaith; च्बा (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
Population this Country 155,000
Population all Countries 155,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
People ID 16587
ROP3 Code 111783
ROP25 Code 301729
ROP25 Name Chhimba / Chimba
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 11
Largest States
Haryana
103,000
Punjab
26,000
Himachal Pradesh
15,000
Delhi
3,000
Bihar
1,700
Chandigarh
1,700
Jammu and Kashmir
1,700
Maharashtra
400
Madhya Pradesh
300
Jharkhand
200
West Bengal
70
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Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 11
  Haryana 103,000
  Punjab 26,000
  Himachal Pradesh 15,000
  Delhi 3,000
  Bihar 1,700
  Chandigarh 1,700
  Jammu and Kashmir 1,700
  Maharashtra 400
  Madhya Pradesh 300
  Jharkhand 200
  West Bengal 70
Website South Asia Peoples
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.
Primary Language Hindi (75,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
Punjabi, Eastern
39,000
Haryanvi
9,900
Bagri
1,800
Kangri
1,500
Bilaspuri
900
Maithili
800
Mandeali
300
Dogri
200
Pahari, Mahasu
200
Bengali
200
Kashmiri
200
Bhadrawahi
50
Bhattiyali
20
Primary Language Hindi (75,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
  Punjabi, Eastern 39,000
  Haryanvi 9,900
  Bagri 1,800
  Kangri 1,500
  Bilaspuri 900
  Maithili 800
  Mandeali 300
  Dogri 200
  Pahari, Mahasu 200
  Bengali 200
  Kashmiri 200
  Bhadrawahi 50
  Bhattiyali 20
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

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Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1818-2022)
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