Chhimba (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan


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

Introduction / History

The Chhimba people of Pakistan speak Punjabi. They converted to Islam from Hinduism. They claim to be from the powerful Rajput community. There are Hindus from this community, but they live in northern India, not Pakistan.


Where Are they Located?

The Chhimba people live in Pakistans' Sindh and Punjab Provinces. Some of the Chhimba people live in India or Manchester, England.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Though some are still tailors like their ancestors, many live in rural parts of Pakistan's fertile Punjab State. They own land. Those who live in urban centers are usually small business owners.


What Are Their Beliefs?

In Pakistan, the Chhimba people are solidly Muslim. We know of no Christian believers among them. There are some Hindus Chhimbas, but few live in Pakistan.


What Are Their Needs?

The Chhimba people need the opportunity to hear about Christ and His Kingdom. It will be very difficult for anyone to take the gospel to them given the violent reaction that usually happens in Pakistan when people share the gospel.


Prayer Points

There are no Chhimba believers in Pakistan. Pray that this will soon change.
Pray for the Lord to pave the way for the Chhimba people to hear that Christ is Lord.
Pray for Chhimba hearts to be prepared to accept the challenge of embracing the One who is the way, the truth, and the life.
Pray for a movement to Christ among the Chhimba people of Pakistan.


Scripture Prayers for the Chhimba (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chhimba_Darzi
http://www.livedead.org/2015/04/12/upg-the-chhimba-of-pakistan/
http://broom02.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=Chhimba%20Darzi&item_type=topic


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

People Name General Chhimba (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Chhimba (Muslim traditions)
Population this Country 485,000
Population all Countries 490,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 10
Alternate Names Chhimpi; Chimbe; Darzi; Tank Suryavanshi Kaith; च्बा (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17503
ROP3 Code 112919
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 5
Largest States
Punjab
420,000
Sindh
58,000
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
5,600
Islamabad
700
Balochistan
400
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 5
  Punjab 420,000
  Sindh 58,000
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 5,600
  Islamabad 700
  Balochistan 400
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (270,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
Saraiki
138,000
Urdu
45,000
Sindhi
34,000
Marwari
10,000
Hindko, Southern
2,800
Pahari-Potwari
2,000
Dhatki
1,300
Bagri
1,300
Hindko, Northern
500
Pashto, Northern
300
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (270,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
  Saraiki 138,000
  Urdu 45,000
  Sindhi 34,000
  Marwari 10,000
  Hindko, Southern 2,800
  Pahari-Potwari 2,000
  Dhatki 1,300
  Bagri 1,300
  Hindko, Northern 500
  Pashto, Northern 300
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Western

Primary Language:  Punjabi, Western

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1885-1922)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1819-2021)
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
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Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, New Testament
Audio Recordings Love letter to you from scripture
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Punjabi, Western
Film / Video The Return
Film / Video The Return
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel resources links
General Gospel website in this language
General Zúme Training
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Punjabi, Western
Text / Printed Matter Cartoon Gospel tract
Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Punjabi, Western
Text / Printed Matter Tools for faith conversations
Text / Printed Matter Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more