Bazigar, Hindu in India

Joshua Project has identified the Bazigar, Hindu only in India

Population

768,000

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)



People Name General Bazigar, Hindu
People Name in Country Bazigar, Hindu
Population in India 768,000
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
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Telugu (345,000) Hindi (115,000) 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 115,000
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
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%
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl
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