Chhimba (Sikh traditions) in India

The Chhimba (Sikh traditions) have only been reported in India
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Main Language
Largest Religion
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* Data can be from various sources including official census, agencies, and local research. Data from these sources can sometimes differ even by orders of magnitude. Joshua Project attempts to present a conservative, balanced estimate.

Subgroups: 2

Subgroup Name Population
Taggar 13,000
Nirankari Unknown

Introduction / History

The majority of the Chhimba Sikhs live India’s Punjab state where there is a Sikh majority.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Chhimbas use dyes and create beautiful artwork on textiles. Today with modern techniques they continue working in the fabric business.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Their people typically try to befriend people of other religious backgrounds, but rigidly uphold their own Sikh beliefs.


What Are Their Needs?

They are a prosperous community, but they lack the spiritual riches found only in Jesus Christ.


Prayer Points

Pray that God will send believers who will be wise in presenting his word to the Chhimba Sikhs.
Pray that the Chhimba Sikhs will find in Jesus’ mercy, contentment, continence and the truth which they seek.
Pray for a soon coming movement to Christ among them.


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


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Chhimba (Sikh traditions)
People Name in Country Chhimba (Sikh traditions)
Alternate Names Chhimba; Chhimbe; Chhimpi; Chimbe; Darzi; Dhami; Dhamin; Tank Kshatriya; Tank Suryavanshi Kaith; च्बा (सिख ट्रेडिशन्स)
Population this Country 148,000
Population all Countries 148,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
People ID 18061
ROP3 Code 113560
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 21
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Punjab
113,000
Haryana
11,000
Himachal Pradesh
7,100
Rajasthan
3,500
Uttar Pradesh
3,000
Delhi
2,600
Uttarakhand
1,400
Maharashtra
1,200
Chandigarh
1,200
Jammu and Kashmir
800
Jharkhand
700
Madhya Pradesh
600
West Bengal
400
Gujarat
200
Chhattisgarh
200
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
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 21  (only 20 largest shown)
  Punjab 113,000
  Haryana 11,000
  Himachal Pradesh 7,100
  Rajasthan 3,500
  Uttar Pradesh 3,000
  Delhi 2,600
  Uttarakhand 1,400
  Maharashtra 1,200
  Chandigarh 1,200
  Jammu and Kashmir 800
  Jharkhand 700
  Madhya Pradesh 600
  West Bengal 400
  Gujarat 200
  Chhattisgarh 200
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Other / Small
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
1.50 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
98.50 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (100,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
Hindi
19,000
Bagri
2,700
Haryanvi
900
Kangri
600
Mandeali
200
Kumaoni
90
Telugu
60
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (100,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 19,000
  Bagri 2,700
  Haryanvi 900
  Kangri 600
  Mandeali 200
  Kumaoni 90
  Telugu 60
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Eastern

Primary Language:  Punjabi, Eastern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1818-1954)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1815-2011)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1959-2021)
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Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
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Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Punjabi, Eastern Jesus Film Project
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Text / Printed Matter Children and youth resources One Hope
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
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