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Kachhi (Hindu traditions) in India

Kachhi (Hindu traditions)

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6,230,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Kachhi (Hindu traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
The Kachhi people are a part of the largest people cluster in India, the Hindi. Depending on the region, the Kachhi claim a variety of different origins. According to the Uttar Pradesh state Kachhi, they are the descendants of King Ikshavaku from the south of Nepal. However the Kachhi in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Delhi claim ancestry in Kush (the son of one of Vishnu's incarnations, Rama). These Kachhi also see a link between them and the Kacchwaha Rajputs.

Where are they located?
The Kachhi are found throughout the Central and Northern states, namely Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Chhatisgarh, Odisha, Gujarat, Uttarakhand and Bihar. There are also a small number of Kachhi in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

What are their lives like?
The Kachhi are traditionally agrarian workers, growing crops including wheat, gram and lentils. Economically speaking, their main resource is their land due to their agrarian lifestyle. However, in regions like Delhi where the Kachhi are mostly small business owners. Their industries range from selling vegetables, book binding, manufacturing plastic toys or electrical parts. Some have made careers in the government or in private sector roles such as medicine or engineering.

Education is given to both male and female Kachhi, however continued study is not encouraged for women. In states where their numbers are highest, literacy levels are also quite low.

The diet is traditionally vegetarian (which reflects both their Hindu background and agrarian lifestyle). However as Hindu nominalism creeps in more roles are taken in the business sector, their diet is now occasionally including meat.

What are their beliefs?
The Kachhi are almost entirely Hindu. A very small minority are Buddhist or adhere to some other local traditions.

The Kachhi Hindu's predominantly worship Hanuman, Rama, Krishna Shiva, Kali and Durga. They celebrate the various major Hindu festivals and practice rituals of cremation, preferring to spread them in the Ganges River.

In the cities, many of the younger Hindu Kachhi are becoming more and more nominal. In Gujarat some have started to adopt Muslim concepts and festivals like Ramadan

The small number of Buddhists Kachhi live in Uttar Pradesh.

What are their needs?
It is unclear whether there are any Christians among the 6 million Kachhi. Their deep roots in Hinduism have long made in difficult to evangelise them. However, with growing nominalism towards Hinduism, the gospel is facing a unique opportunity to share the life saving news with this people.

There is, however, little or no active witness to the Kachhi. They are geographically and linguistically linked to many nearby peoples, so there is opportunity!

Prayer Points
1. Pray that God would continue to open up doors for the gospel to be shared with the Kachhi
2. Thank God for his generosity in opening up an interest in "new ideas" among many younger Kachhi.
3. Pray that the Spirit will be working in many Kachhi and cause them to seek out the truth.
4. Pray that many Christians will seek opportunities to mission to this people.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2010-10-17
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-09-25
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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:15 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:6,230,000
Largest States:
Uttar Pradesh (3,098,000)Madhya Pradesh (2,627,000)
Rajasthan (462,000)Maharashtra (20,000)
Chhattisgarh (6,900)Gujarat (4,000)
Odisha (4,000)Uttarakhand (3,800)
Bihar (1,800)Andaman and Nicobar Islands (1,000)
Total States on file:16
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Kachhi (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Kachhi (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
BagwanKachchi
KachchiaKachchwaye
KachhiKachhwaha
KachiKashi
KhamarKhambhar
KoeriKoiri
KushwahaMarao
MoryaMurai
ROP3 Code: 112371
Joshua Project People ID: 17035
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 6,230,000
Population all Countries: 6,230,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Hindi
People Name General: Kachhi (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25g
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Hindi (4,738,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Kanauji (367,000)Awadhi (191,000)
Dhundari (184,000)Bundeli (166,000)
Bagheli (49,000)Malvi (40,000)
Chhattisgarhi (23,000)Bhojpuri (22,000)
Marathi (14,000)Braj Bhasha (12,000)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 26
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.06 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.92 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.02 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1806-1962
New Testament:
1811-1998Audio
Complete Bible: 1818-2000
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsHindi Bible stories
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoA Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoA Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoAasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoCoconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoCreation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoFathers Love Letter
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoHaqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoRivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoTen Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoThe Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video: View in Hindi
Film / VideoThe Price of Life (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoYeshu Satsang (Indigitube.tv)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGods Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
GeneralYeshu Samaj
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterHindi Bible
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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