Chhipa (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 Chhipa claim that they were once Rajputs who were imprisoned by Taimur and they escaped and became known as "Chhipa" Rajputs, after the Hindi word for hidden. Others say the word "Chhipa" is connected with a Hindi word for "to print." The word 'rangrez' means a dyer in the Persian language, and the community has been connected with this occupation, while others were tailors and washermen. They have three subdivisions: the Lalgarh, Nilgarh, and Chhipi. Chhipi are placed in the lowest position, because they dyed and printed clothes; whereas the Lalgarh and Nilgarh generally prepare color from indigo. Though they have their origin in India, many Rangrez people, including members of the Chhipa subgroup, have immigrated to Pakistan. Today members of the Chhipa community live scattered throughout central India and in Pakistan’s Sindh Province. They are most likely to be found in Karachi.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Today the Chhipa people are either involved with their traditional work of printing on cloth while others are either small businessmen or farmers.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They are a Sunni Muslim community. They also visit the shrines of various Sufi saints in hopes of gaining favor from those whom they believe are close enough to Allah to answer their prayers.


What Are Their Needs?

The Chhipa people who work as cloth printers need new markets for their products. Perhaps people of faith can be used of God to help them find new markets outside of Pakistan.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Chhipa (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan.

Pray for their physical and spiritual prosperity in the years to come. Pray for those who love the Lord to go to the Chhipa people in Pakistan and help cultivate a movement to Christ. Pray for a spiritual openness that will make it possible for the Chhipa people to take Christ at His word and accept His lordship.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muslim_Chhipi
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muslim_Rangrez


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-11-19
People Name General Chhipa (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Chhipa (Muslim traditions)
Population this Country 4,900
Population all Countries 88,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Bhavsar; Chhipigar; च्चिपा (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17504
ROP3 Code 112920
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 1
  Sindh 4,900
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Sindhi (2,800 speakers)
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Urdu
2,300
Punjabi, Western
500
Dhatki
300
Primary Language Sindhi (2,800 speakers)
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Urdu 2,300
  Punjabi, Western 500
  Dhatki 300
People Groups Speaking Sindhi

Primary Language:  Sindhi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1825-1981)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1890-1992)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1954)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text 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 Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Sindhi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
General Gospel website in this language
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file from FCBH
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Common Language New Testament
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
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.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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