Darzi (Sikh traditions) in India

The Darzi (Sikh traditions) have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Subgroups: 3

Subgroup Name Population
Rathor 20,000
Chopan 300
Salaria 200

Introduction / History

The Darzi originally lived in Central Asia and migrated to India long ago. The word darzi means "tailor." Not surprisingly, the primary occupation of the Darzi is sewing and production of clothes and fabrics. The most spoken language of the Darzi is Hindi. Others Darzi speak the regional languages where they live.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Their traditional trade is tailoring, and many still do this just as their ancestors did many years ago. Educated Darzi have taken jobs in medicine, government, as engineers and as college professors. Typically, Darzis work in cities and towns practicing their trade of dying, sewing, and making clothing. They sell their clothes in shops and in village markets. Some of them sell ready-made clothes. Darzi women are very adept at embroidery.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Sikhism originated from a 15th century teacher named Guru Nanak Dev as a reform movement. He rejected the Hindu caste system, taught that all people were equal and that all have equal access to God. The Sikh God is formless, without gender and is to be found in everyone. One gets closer to God by living a good life and by practicing charity. Like Hindus, Sikhs believe in reincarnation and the law of karma; you reap what you sow in your previous life. Like Muslims, the Sikhs worship only one God.

One may recognize a Sikh man by his distinctive turban. All the 10 great Sikh gurus wore turbans. Sikh teaching mandates that a person not cut his or her hair. They worship their holy book, the Granth Sahib, which is a collection of hymns.

There are roughly the same number of Sikhs as there are Jews in the world, but Sikhs are most concentrated in Punjab, their homeland. However, you will find smaller numbers of Sikhs all over the world. Many of the best Indian restaurants in the West are owned and operated by Sikhs.


What Are Their Needs?

Like all other peoples of the world, this people group needs the blessings and guidance that only Jesus Christ can offer.


Prayer Points

Pray that loving and patient believers will talk with the Darzi Sikhs about knowing God through Christ.

Pray for a spiritual hunger among the Sikh Darzi that will lead them to a movement to Christ.

May the Darzi people soon rejoice in accepting God's mercy, forgiveness, and gift of salvation in Jesus, and give thanks to their Creator.


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


References

http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2011/10/14


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-10-14
People Name General Darzi (Sikh traditions)
People Name in Country Darzi (Sikh traditions)
Pronunciation DAR-zee
Population this Country 47,000
Population all Countries 47,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Chippollu; Darji; Idrissi; Khayyat; Mera; Merais; Pipavasi; Sai Sutar; Sais; Shimpi; Simpi; Suis; Thalavadi; दर्ज़ी (सिख ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 18064
ROP3 Code 113563
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 17
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Punjab
39,000
Haryana
1,600
Delhi
1,400
Rajasthan
1,000
Uttar Pradesh
900
Uttarakhand
900
Maharashtra
400
Jharkhand
400
Madhya Pradesh
300
Himachal Pradesh
200
Chhattisgarh
200
Chandigarh
200
West Bengal
70
Gujarat
30
Jammu and Kashmir
30
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 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 17
  Punjab 39,000
  Haryana 1,600
  Delhi 1,400
  Rajasthan 1,000
  Uttar Pradesh 900
  Uttarakhand 900
  Maharashtra 400
  Jharkhand 400
  Madhya Pradesh 300
  Himachal Pradesh 200
  Chhattisgarh 200
  Chandigarh 200
  West Bengal 70
  Gujarat 30
  Jammu and Kashmir 30
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (32,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
Hindi
7,200
Bagri
500
Kumaoni
60
Kanauji
50
Bilaspuri
30
Awadhi
20
Garhwali
20
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (32,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 7,200
  Bagri 500
  Kumaoni 60
  Kanauji 50
  Bilaspuri 30
  Awadhi 20
  Garhwali 20
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)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
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Amazon
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Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
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Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Punjabi, Eastern Jesus Film Project
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Primary Religion: Other / Small
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
100.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
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