Sarki in India


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Introduction / History

The traditional and primary occupation of the Sarki was shoe-making, but nowadays only a few among them are occupied as leather-workers or cobblers. This profession gave them low status in Hindu India for two reasons. Working with leather meant working with "dead" materials. Secondly, they dealt with shoes, covering the lowest part of the body.
The Sarki people live in Uttar Pradesh, India, Bhutan and Nepal. Most of them live in Nepal.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They are in a desperate situation to learn new trades so they can make an honest living. Some of them are musicians who play the mandal. Some are dancers.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They have family deities and a village deity. Some of their deities are Santala Devi, Maidevta and Dat Kali. Their witchdoctor is called lama or jhankri.


What Are Their Needs?

The Sarki people need better schools so they can compete in India's rapidly changing economy.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Lord to bless the Sarki people economically and spiritually as a testimony of his love and power.
There are some Christians among the Sarki community. Pray they become more than cultural Christians, instead becoming zealous disciples of Christ who disciple others in his ways.
Pray the Sarki community will be dissatisfied with their spiritual lives, and they will hunger to know the creator God and his son who came to give them life to the full.


Scripture Prayers for the Sarki in India.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarki_(ethnic_group)


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Sarki
People Name in Country Sarki
Pronunciation SARR-kee
Alternate Names Chamar; Cobbier; Karighar; Karikar; Mistri; Sarkar; Tapa; Tapoli; Thapa; सर्की
Population this Country 33,000
Population all Countries 475,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 18035
ROP3 Code 113530
ROP25 Code 307278
ROP25 Name Sarki
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 20
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
West Bengal
17,000
Assam
11,000
Uttarakhand
1,800
Sikkim
1,000
Meghalaya
600
Nagaland
500
Mizoram
500
Manipur
300
Arunachal Pradesh
200
Uttar Pradesh
100
Madhya Pradesh
70
Jharkhand
60
Maharashtra
30
Himachal Pradesh
30
Chandigarh
20
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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 20
  West Bengal 17,000
  Assam 11,000
  Uttarakhand 1,800
  Sikkim 1,000
  Meghalaya 600
  Nagaland 500
  Mizoram 500
  Manipur 300
  Arunachal Pradesh 200
  Uttar Pradesh 100
  Madhya Pradesh 70
  Jharkhand 60
  Maharashtra 30
  Himachal Pradesh 30
  Chandigarh 20
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.76 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
2.62 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
96.62 %
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 Nepali (27,000 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Darmiya
400
Bengali
40
Primary Language Nepali (27,000 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Darmiya 400
  Bengali 40
People Groups Speaking Nepali

Primary Language:  Nepali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1850-1961)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1821-2010)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1914-2012)
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