Bazigar, Hindu in India

Joshua Project has identified the Bazigar, Hindu only in India






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

Sam picked up three mangos and began to juggle them, much to the amusement of his younger siblings. Hearing their giggling, his mother went to the front porch where Sam was putting on his impromptu show. She smiled and said, "You are a true Bazigar! Did you know that our name means, "One who does jugglery and acrobatics?" Sam caught the mangos and asked her, "Why would we have that name?" "We were jugglers and acrobats by profession at one time." Sam gave her a puzzled look, then replied, "I'm sure it was much more exciting than farming and taking care of livestock all year long like we do now." He went back to his juggling, and she returned to the kitchen.

The 700,000 Bazigars are Hindus, who have built their own Hindu temple, officiated by a Brahmin. Many of them visit it regularly, but as a whole, the Bazigars are not a religious people, according to an article in "Peoples of India: Delhi."

Prayer Points

Pray that Bazigar elders will seek and find Jesus, and share Him with their communities.


Some information from "The Scheduled Castes" K. S. Singh, ed. Oxford University Press, USA (1994)

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-08-12
People Name General Bazigar, Hindu
People Name in Country Bazigar, Hindu
Population in India 768,000
World Population 768,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Madari, Medari, Mehdri, Modak, Nat, Qalandar, Sirkiband, Sirkibaz
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Telugu
People Name General Bazigar, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN23d
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution rankinging, )
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Telugu (345,000) Hindi (116,000) Panjabi, Eastern (103,000) Tamil (100,000)
Kannada (46,000) Bagri (15,000) Haryanvi (10,000) Bazigar (5,500)
Marwari (4,000) Oriya (4,000) Malayalam (2,800) Kangri (1,400)
Shekhawati (1,100) Konkani (800) Marathi (400) Bilaspuri (300)
Gujarati (200) Bengali (200) Chhattisgarhi (200) Konkani, Goan (80)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Telugu 345,000 Hindi 116,000
Panjabi, Eastern 103,000 Tamil 100,000
Kannada 46,000 Bagri 15,000
Haryanvi 10,000 Bazigar 5,500
Marwari 4,000 Oriya 4,000
Malayalam 2,800 Kangri 1,400
Shekhawati 1,100 Konkani 800
Marathi 400 Bilaspuri 300
Gujarati 200 Bengali 200
Chhattisgarhi 200 Konkani, Goan 80
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1812-1966)
New Testament Yes   (1818-1989)
Complete Bible Yes   (1854-2002)
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Fathers Love Letter
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Online scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Telugu
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 Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Scripture Bible-in-Your-Language
Scripture Bibles, Bible League
Scripture EasyBibles
Scripture EasyBibles
Scripture International Bible Society
Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-08-12

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 %
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
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