Ramgarhia in India

Joshua Project has identified the Ramgarhia only in India

Population

6,740

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey


Introduction / History

If you lived in British controlled Kenya in the earlier half of the 20th century, you might think that all Sikhs were moving to Africa! That is because untold numbers of Ramgarhia Sikhs were sent from the Punjab to Africa in the late 1800s to help the British construct railroads. After the completion of the projects, most made their way to England and North America. Today there are only about 5700 Ramgarhia people living in India.
Why were the Ramgarhia recruited to build railroads? It was probably because they are, by caste, builders. In the Punjabi language, "garh" means "stronghold" or "fort." Ramgarhia means "those who construct forts." Despite their reputation for building forts, the Ramgarhia find themselves captive in a spiritual stronghold of half-truths.


What are Their Beliefs?

Like the people in the early 20th century who might have thought that Sikhs were all moving to Africa, there are people today who have come to the wrong conclusion based on a small part of the whole. Sikhs like the Ramgarhias know God as creator, but they have also adopted a number of faulty views of the spiritual world because of false teachings. Where are the people who will tell them about the One who taught mankind the truth?


Prayer Points

* Pray for the Lord to make agencies aware of the Ramgarhias.
* Ask Him to raise up workers who will tell them about Christ.
* Pray for the hearts of these people to be fertile ground, ready to receive and respond to the free gift of salvation.



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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 Ramgarhia
People Name in Country Ramgarhia
ROP3 Code 113424
Joshua Project People ID 17936
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 6,740
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Panjabi, Eastern 5,651 Hindi 1,102 Haryanvi 70 Bagri 70
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Punjabi
People Name General Ramgarhia
Ethnic Code CNN25n
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Largest Religion Other / Small
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
100.00%
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%
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