Jingar in India

Joshua Project has identified the Jingar only in India

Population

49,600

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey


Introduction / History

The 50,000 Jingar people obtained their name from the word jins, meaning "saddle." This is a reference to their traditional occupation of making saddles for horses and camels. According to their oral tradition, these scheduled caste members were once part of one of the Rajput (Kshatriya) communities until an avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu tried to rid the world of this community.


Where are they Located?

The Jingars live primarily in India’s western states of Rajasthan, Karnataka, and Maharashtra.


What are Their Lives Like?

The Jingars speak Marwari, a Rajasthani Hindi dialect. They still make saddles, but many of them also make embroidered shoes. A few of them also work in agriculture. They sell their goods in the market. Often their children work. They would like to save money to get ahead, but they seldom can make ends meet financially.

They obtain their mates through family negotiations. Their marriages are monogamous unless the wife is barren. They can live in either join or nuclear families.


What are Their Beliefs?

This people group is 100 percent Hindu. They worship Hindu gods as their patron deities. They go to shamans from other communities to be "treated" for ailments and sicknesses.


What are Their Needs?

Christ’s ambassadors can help them develop their economy so they don’t have to live in dire poverty. There are plenty of Christian materials in Marwari that can be distributed to them. However, Rajasthan, where most of them live, is a very difficult place even for Indian missionaries to go.


Prayer Points

* Pray for Christ’s ambassadors to find their way into many Jingar communities with Marwari materials.
* Pray for Jingar elders and decision makers to have dreams and visions of the sovereign Christ.
* Pray for spiritual openness to the things of Christ.
* Pray for Christ to heal them in such a way that they no longer put their faith in shamans.



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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 Jingar
People Name in Country Jingar
ROP3 Code 112342
Joshua Project People ID 17013
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 49,600
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Agna Somvanshi Kshatriya, Arya Somvansi Kshatriya, Chamar, Chitragar, Dalsingar, Digwan, Gingra, Jeenigarlu, Jiglur, Karanjkar, Marwadi Mochi, Mochi, Somvanshi Kshatriya,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Marwari 16,860 Hindi 14,670 Marathi 6,750 Mewari 4,450
Kannada 4,400 Dhundari 1,190 Haroti 760 Gujarati 270
Shekhawati 160 Bagri 140 Telugu 110 Panjabi, Eastern 100
Khandesi 60 Chhattisgarhi 50 Konkani, Goan 30 Nimadi 10
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Rajasthan
People Name General Jingar
Ethnic Code CNN25o
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Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
98.95%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
1.05%
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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