Kachhi Old Testament

Demographics

According to the 2011 census Kutch District has a population of 2,090,313. Kutch has a sex ratio of 907 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 71.58 %.

Language

The language spoken predominantly in Kutch is Kutchi language, to a lesser extent Gujarati, Sindhi, and Hindi. The script of the Kutch language has become extinct. It is now mainly written in the Gujarati script. Often, the Kutch language is mistaken as a dialect of Gujarati, however, this is not true. The Kutch language bears more grammatical similarity with Sindhi and lexical similarity with Gujarati.

People

Kutch district is inhabited by various groups and communities. Many of these have reached this region after centuries of migration from neighbouring regions of Marwar (Western Rajasthan), Sindh, Afghanistan and further. Even today, one can find various nomadic, semi nomadic and artisan groups living in Kutch.

Economy

Kutch is a growing economic and industrial hub in one of India's fastest growing states - Gujarat. Its location on the far western edge of India has resulted in the commissioning of two major ports Kandla and Mundra. Quality of roads is good in Kutch.
Due to the existence of 2 major ports, transportation as a business has thrived. Kutch is Mineral rich region with very large reserve of Lignite, Bauxite, and Gypsum among other minerals. Kutch region is also a major producer of salt.

Food and drink

The majority of the population is vegetarian. In the villages, staple foods include bajra and milk; bajara na rotla with curd and butter milk is very common food for all the Gujarati people. They also extensively drink buttermilk during lunch. Milk is considered to be sacred food and offering it to somebody is considered a gesture of friendship and welcoming. Settlement of dispute invariably follows offering milk to each other as a concluding remark. In the Kutchi engagement ceremony, the bride's family offers milk to the groom's relatives as a symbol of accepting their relationship. Tea is the most popular drink in this region and is enjoyed irrespective of sex, caste, religion or social status. Offering black tea to guests is considered to be a bad gesture. (courtesy: free encyclopedia)

Kutchchhi :

Christian Percentage: about 0.5%.
New Testament was published in 2010
Translator(s): Mr. Hanson V. Harry
Mission: Church of North India
OT Translation begin 2010/end 2018.

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