Bajgar in India






Largest Religion

Main Language


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
Video Links:
A Pilgrimage
People Name General Bajgar
People Name in Country Bajgar
Population in India 2,600
World Population 2,700
Countries 2
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bajigar, Bajkani
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Rajasthan
People Name General Bajgar
Ethnic Code CNN25o
People ID 16301
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 21  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Rajasthan (2,300) Maharashtra (400)
Total States on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Rajasthan (2,300) Maharashtra (400)

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Enthologue Language Map

Ethnolinguistic map from University of Texas or other map

Languages & Dialects on file:  10  (up to 20 largest 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
For Primary Language: Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible Visuals General
Bible: Hindi Holy Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Hindi Holy Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
Christ for the Nations Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Film / Video
Following Jesus (India, JF Project) Film / Video
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
Hindi Bible Text / Printed Matter
Hindi Bible stories Audio Recordings
International Bible Society Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Hindi Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online Bible (Bibles India) Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
100.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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