Jogi, Hindu in India

Population

3,033,000

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Joshua Project


Jogi is a colloquial term for the "yogi", which refers to the people who practiced Yoga as part of their daily rituals. Over time, this led to the formation of a community, and subsequently was formed into a caste. The Jogi are followers of yoga and worshipers of the Hindu god Shiva. The Yoga system of philosophy taught the means whereby the human soul might attain complete union with the Supreme Being. The modern Jogi, speaking generally, claims to have attained that union and to be, therefore, a part of the Supreme. As followers of the yoga, they traditionally wear saffron-colored clothing. The Jogi are made up of purely religious mendicants (i.e., beggars) of the various Jogi orders, various people who live by fortune telling, practising exorcisms and divination, and others.

Ministry Obstacles

The Jogi community speaks several languages, and each language subgroup may need its own church planting project.


Outreach Ideas

Pray the Jogi people will discover the availability of scripture and videos such as the Jesus film on the Internet. Pray the Lord will prompt many to download and listen to these resources, and that they will be given understanding.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

None of the Jogi community has reported themselves as Christians to the census in Pakistan, India, Nepal or Bangladesh. Please pray the Lord will show them they can indeed be united with the Supreme Being, through trust in God's Son, Jesus Christ.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Jogi will be able to find employment to enable them to improve their standard of living. Pray they will be able to escape a begging mentality.

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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 Jogi, Hindu
People Name in Country Jogi, Hindu
ROP3 Code 112352
Joshua Project People ID 17019
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 3,033,000
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Aughad, Banjogi, Bans, Bharadi, Chillar, Deuri, Devari, Faqir, Gandi, Goliya, Gosai, Gosain, Gosavi, Joatin, Jogali, Joganand, Joger, Jogeswari, Jogin, Joginath, Jogishwaram, Jogula, Jogula Kattunaiker, Jugi, Kanphata, Masani, Namgiri, Nath, Nath Buva, Nath Jogi, Nathpanthi, Padha, Powar, Pupandaram, Riwal, Ruel, Sanjogi, Sankam Andi, Sanyasi, Shiv Parvati Vivak Katha Vachak, Sihag, Sozhiyakar, Tanti Jogi, Tanwar, Toor, Yogeswaran, Yogi,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bengali 1,572,834 Hindi 838,974 Dhundari 84,610 Marwari 65,690
Assamese 54,800 Mewari 50,000 Kannada 47,789 Oriya 45,120
Bhojpuri 28,350 Tulu 26,759 Tamil 26,439 Maithili 24,280
Shekhawati 22,690 Telugu 20,243 Garhwali 16,210 Haroti 15,590
Gujarati 14,810 Marathi 14,675 Kumaoni 12,690 Dogri 12,360
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Name General Jogi, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25c
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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%
Photo Source: Gerald Roberts
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl
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