Bazigar, Hindu in India


Joshua Project has identified the Bazigar, Hindu only in India

Population

770,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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)


Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-08-12
People Name General Bazigar, Hindu
People Name in Country Bazigar, Hindu
Population in India 770,000
World Population 770,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bajgi, Bajikar, Bajkar, Bazigar, Bejkar, Harijan, Jamuni, Madari, Medari, Mehdri, Modak, Nat, Qalandar, Shilpkar Bajgi, Sirkiband, Sirkibaz
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Telugu
People Name General Bazigar, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN23d
People ID 16351
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:  23  (up to 20 largest shown)
Tamil Nadu (489,000) Haryana (115,000) Punjab (102,000) Rajasthan (35,000)
Kerala (7,000) Karnataka (4,500) Odisha (4,100) Maharashtra (3,300)
Chandigarh (2,400) Himachal Pradesh (2,400) Pondicherry (2,400) Telangana (1,000)
Delhi (900) Gujarat (200) Madhya Pradesh (200) West Bengal (200)
Uttarakhand (100) Chhattisgarh (100) Andhra Pradesh (100) Uttar Pradesh (100)
Total States on file:  23  (up to 20 largest shown)
Tamil Nadu (489,000) Haryana (115,000)
Punjab (102,000) Rajasthan (35,000)
Kerala (7,000) Karnataka (4,500)
Odisha (4,100) Maharashtra (3,300)
Chandigarh (2,400) Himachal Pradesh (2,400)
Pondicherry (2,400) Telangana (1,000)
Delhi (900) Gujarat (200)
Madhya Pradesh (200) West Bengal (200)
Uttarakhand (100) Chhattisgarh (100)
Andhra Pradesh (100) Uttar Pradesh (100)
Languages & Dialects on file:  23  (up to 20 largest shown)
Telugu (346,000) Hindi (115,000) Panjabi, Eastern (101,000) Tamil (99,000)
Kannada (47,000) 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) Chhattisgarhi (200) Bengali (200) Konkani, Goan (80)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Telugu 346,000 Hindi 115,000
Panjabi, Eastern 101,000 Tamil 99,000
Kannada 47,000 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 Chhattisgarhi 200
Bengali 200 Konkani, Goan 80

For Main Lanugage: Telugu


Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1812-1966)
New Testament Yes   (1818-1989)
Complete Bible Yes   (1854-2002)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible Visuals General
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Audio Recordings
Following Jesus (India) Film / Video
Four Spiritual Laws General
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
International Bible Society Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Telugu Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Online Scripture (Talking Bibles) Audio Recordings
Oral Bible stories in Telugu Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
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 Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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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