Ramgarhia in India


Joshua Project has identified the Ramgarhia only in India

Population

6,800

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Eyes of the Heart

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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.


Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-10-25
People Name General Ramgarhia
People Name in Country Ramgarhia
Population in India 6,800
World Population 6,800
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Ramgadia Sikh, Tarkhan
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Punjabi
People Name General Ramgarhia
Ethnic Code CNN25n
People ID 17936
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 21  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  4  (up to 20 largest shown)
Punjab (4,800) Haryana (1,400) Rajasthan (400) Chandigarh (200)
Total States on file:  4  (up to 20 largest shown)
Punjab (4,800) Haryana (1,400)
Rajasthan (400) Chandigarh (200)

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Enthologue Language Map

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Languages & Dialects on file:  4  (up to 20 largest shown)
Panjabi, Eastern (5,500) Hindi (1,100) Haryanvi (70) Bagri (70)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Panjabi, Eastern 5,500 Hindi 1,100
Haryanvi 70 Bagri 70

For Main Lanugage: Panjabi, Eastern


Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1818-1954)
New Testament Yes   (1815-2011)
Complete Bible Yes   (1959-2002)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Following Jesus (India) Film / Video
Four Spiritual Laws General
God's Story Video Film / Video
Got Questions Ministry General
Jesus Film: view in Panjabi, Eastern Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
Online Bible (Bibles India) Text / Printed Matter
Online Scripture (Talking Bibles) Audio Recordings
Oral Bible Audio Recordings
Sikh Punjabi Language Film Film / Video
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project) Film / Video
World Missionary Press Booklets Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Other / Small

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
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 Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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