Ramgarhia in India


Joshua Project has identified the Ramgarhia only in India

Population

6,780

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
Unengaged or Unknown 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 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  4  (up to 20 largest shown)
Punjab (4,900) Haryana (1,400) Rajasthan (400) Chandigarh (200)
Total States on file:  4  (up to 20 largest shown)
Punjab (4,900) Haryana (1,400)
Rajasthan (400) Chandigarh (200)

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Languages & Dialects on file:  4  (up to 20 largest shown)
Panjabi, Eastern (5,700) Hindi (1,100) Haryanvi (70) Bagri (70)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Panjabi, Eastern 5,700 Hindi 1,100
Haryanvi 70 Bagri 70
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1818-1954)
New Testament Yes   (1815-2011)
Complete Bible Yes   (1959-2002)
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Panjabi, Eastern
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Sikh Punjabi Language Film
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets

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 %
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
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