Thakor Pardeshi in India

The Thakor Pardeshi have only been reported in India
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Main Language
Largest Religion
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Evangelical
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* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Thakor Pardeshi are also called Thakur Pardesi or Thakur Padvi. They originated in Rajasthan and migrated to Gujarat and Maharashtra hundreds of years ago.

They have Scheduled Caste status, which is low enough that they get benefits from India’s reservation system. A certain number of government jobs and places in universities are reserved for them.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Thakor Pardeshi are farmers and livestock herders.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Thakor Pardeshi people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are other Hindus who are much more philosophical, especially among the Brahmins.

Almost all Hindus participate in yearly celebrations like Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring / Diwali, the festival of lights / Navratri, the celebration of autumn / and Rama Navami, Rama’s birthday.


What Are Their Needs?

The Thakor Pardeshi people need to put their trust and identity in the hands of the loving God of Creation who sent his son to make it possible for them to enter the Kingdom of God.


Prayer Points

Pray for a "Book of Acts" type of movement to Christ among the Thakor Pardeshi.

Pray God will have mercy on the Thakor Pardeshi, doing whatever it takes to place them in a position to receive him.

Ask God to open the hearts of the Thakor Pardeshi to the gospel.

Pray for an unstoppable movement to Christ among them.


Scripture Prayers for the Thakor Pardeshi in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Thakor Pardeshi
People Name in Country Thakor Pardeshi
Alternate Names तकोर परदेशी
Population this Country 3,200
Population all Countries 3,200
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 18236
ROP3 Code 113765
ROP25 Code 308106
ROP25 Name Thakor Pardeshi
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 3
Largest States
Gujarat
3,200
Dadra and Nagar Have
50
Daman and Diu
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 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 3
  Gujarat 3,200
  Dadra and Nagar Have 50
  Daman and Diu 30
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
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 Gujarati (2,600 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Hindi
100
Primary Language Gujarati (2,600 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 100
People Groups Speaking Gujarati

Primary Language:  Gujarati

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1809-1965)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1820-1985)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1823-2021)
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
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