Chasadhobi in India


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Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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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.

Introduction / History

The word Chas means agriculture. Chasadhobi means owner of cultivated fields. The Chasadhobi live in the state of West Bengal, though some also live further east in Bangladesh. They speak, read and write in Bengali.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Chasadhobi 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.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Chasadhobi 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.


What Are Their Needs?

Chasadhobi people need to experience life to the full, which only Jesus Christ can offer.


Prayer Points

Pray that Indian believers will lead the Chasadhobi 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.


Scripture Prayers for the Chasadhobi in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Chasadhobi
People Name in Country Chasadhobi
Alternate Names Chasa Dhoba; Chasati; चसाधोबी
Population this Country 114,000
Population all Countries 124,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
People ID 16577
ROP3 Code 111770
ROP25 Code 301599
ROP25 Name Chasa Dhoba / Chasadhobi
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
West Bengal
113,000
Andaman and Nicobar
300
Delhi
100
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
  West Bengal 113,000
  Andaman and Nicobar 300
  Delhi 100
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 Bengali (94,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Hindi
1,100
Maithili
200
Primary Language Bengali (94,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 1,100
  Maithili 200
People Groups Speaking Bengali

Primary Language:  Bengali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1800-1980)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1801-1984)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1809-2022)
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YouVersion NT (www.bible.com) Online
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Amazon
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Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
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Film / Video God's Love Story General / Other
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali Jesus Film Project
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Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
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Film / Video Rock International: King of Glory Rock International
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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