Mazhabi in India

Population

2,599,000

Christian

0.47%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey


Introduction / History

When Jesus came to earth, he was born into a poor family, ignored by the important classes in society, and kept for a period of time in a farmer's stable. His parents were only able to give the most minimal offering at the Temple.


What are Their Lives Like?

Likewise, the Mazhabi Sikhs of India are the "lowest of the low" in relation to other peoples in Indian society. They are known as an untouchable caste, not allowed to live with the larger population, to be educated with the general population, or to attend certain religious services. They are part of the former "scavengers" of India. The Mazhabi Sikhs are recognized as a "Scheduled Caste" who are given job preferences by India's affirmative action program. Poverty and illiteracy are still rampant among their population in rural Punjab.
However, Wikipedia highlights their bravery in battle during the days of the British Raj in South Asia. (1) They were once noted for their commitment to fulfill assigned tasks by their officers.


What are Their Beliefs?

Sikh teachings emphasize the equality of all people, and they reject discrimination based on caste, creed, and gender. Perhaps this is one of the reasons they converted from Hinduism many years ago.


Prayer Points

* Pray for spiritual breakthroughs among the Mazhabi Sikhs.
* Pray that God's servants will not see them as "untouchable" or unworthy of their time, attention, and love.

References

1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazhabi



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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 Mazhabi
People Name in Country Mazhabi
ROP3 Code 112885
Joshua Project People ID 17475
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 2,599,000
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Chudda, Chuhra,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Panjabi, Eastern 2,280,441 Hindi 202,555 Bagri 107,890 Haryanvi 22,000
Dogri 2,750 Marwari 2,040 Shekhawati 840 Kumaoni 230
Kangri 80 Garhwali 70 Kashmiri 45 Pahari-Potwari: Poonch 40
Churahi 30 Bhattiyali 30 Bilaspuri 20
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Punjabi
People Name General Mazhabi
Ethnic Code CNN25n
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Largest Religion Other / Small
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.47%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
99.53%
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%
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