Bajgar in India

Population

2,520

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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.


Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-10-10
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-09-10
People Name General Bajgar
People Name in Country Bajgar
Population in India 2,520
World Population 2,600
Countries 2
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bajigar, Bajkani
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Rajasthan
People Name General Bajgar
Ethnic Code CNN25o
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution rankinging, )

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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi (1,000) Marwari (500) Dhundari (400) Bagri (400)
Mewari (100) Haroti: Harauti (70) Shekhawati (50) Merwari (40)
Konkani (30) Wagdi (20)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 1,000 Marwari 500
Dhundari 400 Bagri 400
Mewari 100 Haroti: Harauti 70
Shekhawati 50 Merwari 40
Konkani 30 Wagdi 20
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Hindi Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
General Bible Visuals
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
General Ravi Zacharias
General Yeshu Samaj
Printed Matter Christ for the Nations
Scripture Bibles, Bible League
Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-10-10
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-09-10

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 %
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
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