Bajgar in India

Population

2,500

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey


Introduction / History

Shahina gracefully practiced her rope dance while her brother juggled and her sister prepared her leaves and stones for fortune telling. Today they would go to the outskirts of their camp where five prominent family heads would sit in judgment over disputes in the clan. Shahina's family would entertain observers at a distance from the court in the old traditional ways.


Where are they Located?

The Bajigar people were nomads in what is now Pakistan until the 1947 Partition when they moved to India to escape violent Muslims. Now they work mostly in manual and agricultural jobs to contribute to the family income.


What are Their Lives Like?

The Bajigars have a unique method of communication made of a network of messengers and information spreads quickly throughout their extended families and clans.


What are Their Beliefs?

While Sikh Bajigars hold themselves apart from their Hindu neighbors, their religion is an enigma since many worship the Hindu gods, yet follow the prayers and rituals of Sikh gurus.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the truth of the gospel will spread like a fire throughout Bajigar communities.
* Pray that the Lord will raise up workers to work this untouched field and bring the spark of God's truth to start a holy flame of salvation for the Bajigar people.
* Pray that the veil will be removed from the spiritual eyes of the Bajigar people.
* Ask God to deliver them from sorcery and other forms of twisted spirituality, and replace it with a healthy fear of the Living God.



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Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country
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People Name General Bajgar
People Name in Country Bajgar
ROP3 Code 111428
Joshua Project People ID 16301
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 2,500
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Bajigar, Bajkani,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 974 Marwari 487 Dhundari 415 Bagri 370
Mewari 144 Haroti 65 Shekhawati 50 Konkani 30
Wagdi 20
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Rajasthan
People Name General Bajgar
Ethnic Code CNN25o
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Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
100.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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