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PEID: 46033

ROP: 116427

Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

People Cluster: Marathi-Konkani

Language: Marathi - (mar)

Alternative Name(s): Chamar (Marathi), Bhambi, Maratha Chambhar, Chamar,Maratha Chambhar, Chamar

Primary Religion: Hinduism -

Country: India

Population: 1,690,000

Global Population: 1,690,000

PEID: 46033

ROP: 116427

Engagement Status: Engaged

Progress of the Gospel: Less than 2% Evangelical, Dispersed CP Activity

Overview: The Marathi-speaking Bhambi Chamar of India have a population of 1,690,000. They are part of the Marathi-Konkani people cluster. This people group is found only in India. Their primary language is Marathi - (mar). The primary religion practiced by the Marathi-speaking Bhambi Chamar is Hinduism, the predominant religious tradition of the Indian subcontinent. There are many forms of Hinduism, each with its own deities and beliefs. Their GSEC status is 3, which means this people group is less than 2% evangelical but there has been dispersed church planting among them within the past two years.

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Jesus Film: Available

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