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Map Source: People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.
|Christian Adherents:||0.00 %|
|Online Audio NT:||Yes|
|People Cluster:||South Asia Hindu - other|
|Affinity Bloc:||South Asian Peoples|
The word Chas means agriculture. Chasa Dhoba means owner of cultivated fields. The Chasa Dhoba of live the state of West Bengal, though some also live further east in Bangladesh. They speak, read and write in Bengali.
The Chas Dhoba work in agriculture and many of them do other work such as running their own businesses. Their children usually do not get higher education. Widowers can marry again but not widows.
The Chasa Dhoba 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.
Chasa Dhoba people need to experience life to the full, which only Jesus Christ can offer.
Pray that Indian believers will lead the Chasa Dhoba to begin their own movement to Christ. Pray that gospel materials and the internet will lead them to begin a church planting movement. Pray for intercessors and workers.