Jhinwar, Hindu traditions in India






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The Jhinwar are Hindus and worship all the Hindu gods and goddesses. They utilize the Siana, their traditional medicine man, to remove evil spirits and to seek cures for diseases. They exchange food and water with all communities except the Chamar, Chuhra and Dhobi. Traditionally, the Jhinwar mostly subsisted by running flour mills and fishing but more recently have taken up other occupations like stone-cutting, agricultural labor and road-construction labor. Divorce and widow remarriage are discouraged.

Ministry Obstacles

The Jhinwar speak 17 languages and reside in 10 states of northern India.

Outreach Ideas

Please pray for current evangelistic and church planting projects underway in northern India, that the Lord will go before them to prepare the people to listen and believe as the Gospel is presented.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are a small number of Christians among the Jhinwar. Please pray teachers will be sent to help them become firmly established as they learn to live as real disciples of Jesus Christ.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray for good employment opportunities for the Jhinwar, and that the children will have good schools available. Pray that parents will make schooling a priority for their children.

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People Name General Jhinwar, Hindu traditions
People Name in Country Jhinwar, Hindu traditions
Population in India 522,000
World Population 524,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Daurha, Dhenwar, Dhimar, Dhiwar, Dorha, Jheewar, Jhinwar, Jhiwar, Jimar, Kahar, Kashyab Rajput, Kashyap Rajput, Mallah, Mashki, Mehre
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:  10  (up to 20 largest shown)
Punjab (164,000) Haryana (159,000) Delhi (92,000) Jammu and Kashmir (48,000)
Himachal Pradesh (45,000) Chandigarh (12,000) Uttar Pradesh (1,500) Rajasthan (900)
Uttarakhand (30) West Bengal (10)
Total States on file:  10  (up to 20 largest shown)
Punjab (164,000) Haryana (159,000)
Delhi (92,000) Jammu and Kashmir (48,000)
Himachal Pradesh (45,000) Chandigarh (12,000)
Uttar Pradesh (1,500) Rajasthan (900)
Uttarakhand (30) West Bengal (10)
Languages & Dialects on file:  17  (up to 20 largest shown)
Hindi (221,000) Panjabi, Eastern (194,000) Dogri (28,000) Haryanvi (25,000)
Kangri (24,000) Mandeali (6,400) Bilaspuri (6,000) Kashmiri (3,400)
Bagri (1,900) Chambeali (900) Bhattiyali (300) Pahari, Kullu (70)
Ladakhi (50) Pahari-Potwari: Poonch (50) Pahari, Mahasu (30) Kinnauri
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 221,000 Panjabi, Eastern 194,000
Dogri 28,000 Haryanvi 25,000
Kangri 24,000 Mandeali 6,400
Bilaspuri 6,000 Kashmiri 3,400
Bagri 1,900 Chambeali 900
Bhattiyali 300 Pahari, Kullu 70
Ladakhi 50 Pahari-Potwari: Poonch 50
Pahari, Mahasu 30 Kinnauri 10
Balti 10
For Primary Language: Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible Visuals General
Bible: Hindi Holy Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Hindi Holy Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
Christ for the Nations Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Film / Video
Following Jesus (India, JF Project) Film / Video
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
Hindi Bible Text / Printed Matter
Hindi Bible stories Audio Recordings
International Bible Society Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Hindi Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online Bible (Bibles India) Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.01 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
99.99 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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