Ramdasia, Sikh in India


Joshua Project has identified the Ramdasia, Sikh only in India

Population

556,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Eyes of the Heart

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Introduction / History

The aroma of cardamom, cinnamon, and cloves wafted through the air at the small chai house where Edmund and Charan met. Edmund, a visiting student from England, looked puzzled when he asked Charan about equality and Sikhism. "I know that you are from the Ramdasia caste of weavers. Yet you have a huge and successful textile business! How did the Ramdasia Sikhs move from their menial jobs as weavers to being so successful in business?"

Charan explained, "In the middle 1800s our Sikh society was starting to decay. Old Hindu caste practices were starting to take over. Then in 1873, Guru Singh Sabha started a movement to turn Sikhism back to its spiritual roots. He taught us to get back to understanding that we are all equal, despite the Hindu-imposed caste system. Many Ramdasia Sikhs began to drop their traditional weaving jobs and started to advance in other areas such as agriculture, industry, business, education, science, and the military. I'm certainly one who benefited from that change. To be sure that our society does not go back into old ways, we have strong accountability for our people. We have gatherings to discuss not only spiritual manners, but actions needed to maintain equality and brotherhood among our people."


Prayer Points

Pray that the Ramdasia Sikhs will hear God's Word, accept it, and enter the Kingdom of God, knowing that He created us to be equal in His eyes.


Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-10-15
People Name General Ramdasia, Sikh
People Name in Country Ramdasia, Sikh
Population in India 556,000
World Population 556,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Punjabi
People Name General Ramdasia, Sikh
Ethnic Code CNN25n
People ID 17938
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:  23  (up to 20 largest shown)
Punjab (455,000) Haryana (43,000) Delhi (15,000) Rajasthan (12,000)
Uttar Pradesh (10,000) Maharashtra (4,800) Uttarakhand (3,800) Chandigarh (2,800)
Jammu and Kashmir (2,400) Madhya Pradesh (2,100) West Bengal (900) Jharkhand (900)
Chhattisgarh (800) Himachal Pradesh (500) Gujarat (300) Telangana (300)
Odisha (200) Tamil Nadu (100) Bihar (100) Assam (90)
Total States on file:  23  (up to 20 largest shown)
Punjab (455,000) Haryana (43,000)
Delhi (15,000) Rajasthan (12,000)
Uttar Pradesh (10,000) Maharashtra (4,800)
Uttarakhand (3,800) Chandigarh (2,800)
Jammu and Kashmir (2,400) Madhya Pradesh (2,100)
West Bengal (900) Jharkhand (900)
Chhattisgarh (800) Himachal Pradesh (500)
Gujarat (300) Telangana (300)
Odisha (200) Tamil Nadu (100)
Bihar (100) Assam (90)
Languages & Dialects on file:  10  (up to 20 largest shown)
Panjabi, Eastern (472,000) Hindi (61,000) Bagri (5,600) Haryanvi (3,700)
Dogri (1,200) Kumaoni (100) Garhwali (80) Awadhi (60)
Pahari-Potwari: Poonch (40) Kangri
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Panjabi, Eastern 472,000 Hindi 61,000
Bagri 5,600 Haryanvi 3,700
Dogri 1,200 Kumaoni 100
Garhwali 80 Awadhi 60
Pahari-Potwari: Poonch 40 Kangri 10
For Primary Language: 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, JF Project) 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 %
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
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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