Mazhabi in India

Population

2,616,000

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



People Name General Mazhabi
People Name in Country Mazhabi
Population in India 2,616,000
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Chudda, Chuhra
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Punjabi
People Name General Mazhabi
Ethnic Code CNN25n
Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Panjabi, Eastern (2,276,000) Hindi (202,000) Bagri (108,000) Haryanvi (22,000)
Dogri (2,800) Marwari (2,000) Shekhawati (800) Kangri (80)
Kashmiri (50) Kumaoni (40) Pahari-Potwari: Poonch (40) Churahi (30)
Bhattiyali (30) Bilaspuri (20)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Panjabi, Eastern 2,276,000 Hindi 202,000
Bagri 108,000 Haryanvi 22,000
Dogri 2,800 Marwari 2,000
Shekhawati 800 Kangri 80
Kashmiri 50 Kumaoni 40
Pahari-Potwari: Poonch 40 Churahi 30
Bhattiyali 30 Bilaspuri 20
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%
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl
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