Bajgi in India

Joshua Project has identified the Bajgi only in India






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Bajgi community's name is derived from the word "baj" which refers to the playing of music. They are best known for playing drums, though many of them are tailors or barbers. Because these professions involve interacting with other communities, they share common folk art and even marriage partners with other people groups in Uttar Pradesh. They profess to be Hindus, though they also worship regional gods.

Pray that the Bajgi communities will find Christ to be the only one worthy of their worship.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2006-09-09
People Name General Bajgi
People Name in Country Bajgi
Population in India 38,000
World Population 38,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Auji, Dhaki, Shilpkar Bajgi, Silpkar Bajgi, Taori, Toori, Turi
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Nepali-Pahari
People Name General Bajgi
Ethnic Code CNN25k
People ID 16302
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:  3  (up to 20 largest shown)
Uttarakhand (31,000) Himachal Pradesh (6,700) Uttar Pradesh (2,000)
Total States on file:  3  (up to 20 largest shown)
Uttarakhand (31,000) Himachal Pradesh (6,700)
Uttar Pradesh (2,000)
Languages & Dialects on file:  12  (up to 20 largest shown)
Garhwali (27,000) Hindi (6,700) Panjabi, Eastern (2,500) Pahari, Mahasu (1,500)
Kangri (600) Bilaspuri (500) Kumaoni (200) Sirmauri (200)
Kanauji (200) Chambeali (40) Mandeali (30) Bhattiyali (20)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Garhwali 27,000 Hindi 6,700
Panjabi, Eastern 2,500 Pahari, Mahasu 1,500
Kangri 600 Bilaspuri 500
Kumaoni 200 Sirmauri 200
Kanauji 200 Chambeali 40
Mandeali 30 Bhattiyali 20
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1876-1966)
New Testament Yes   (1827-1994)
Complete Bible No
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Garhwali
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Garhwali
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)

Major Religion Percent
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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
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100.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
Photo Source: COMIBAM / Sepal  
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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