Bazigar, Hindu in India

Joshua Project has identified the Bazigar, Hindu only in India

Population

763,000

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey


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.

References

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



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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 Bazigar, Hindu
People Name in Country Bazigar, Hindu
ROP3 Code 111489
Joshua Project People ID 16351
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 763,000
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Madari, Medari, Mehdri, Modak, Nat, Qalandar, Sirkiband, Sirkibaz,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Telugu 368,978 Hindi 115,570 Panjabi, Eastern 102,827 Tamil 98,040
Kannada 42,448 Bagri 15,470 Haryanvi 10,050 Bazigar 5,536
Marwari 3,960 Oriya 3,950 Malayalam 2,495 Kangri 1,365
Shekhawati 1,080 Konkani 750 Marathi 360 Bilaspuri 250
Gujarati 200 Bengali 160 Chhattisgarhi 150 Konkani, Goan 80
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Telugu
People Name General Bazigar, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN23d
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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%
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl
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