Sikligar, Sikh in India

Joshua Project has identified the Sikligar, Sikh only in India

Population

6,120

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


The Sikhs

Source Asia Harvest                                                Download

Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey


Introduction / History

History can be cruel! There was a time when the Sikligar Sikhs were extremely successful as weapon designers and manufacturers. They are traditionally known as Lohars (ironsmiths or blacksmiths) and once ruled the weapon making industry with their elaborate swords, spears, shields, and arrows. What is known as Damascus steel, used in forming some of the best swords known to man, was manufactured by Indian Lohars and shipped off to other parts of the world.

The advent of contemporary weaponry hit their economy and lifestyle very hard. They spend most of their time roaming about in small groups, selling small handmade wares such as knives, buckets, toys, and betelnut cutters. They are illiterate and do not own land. Today, most Sikligars are very poor and some are dependent on others' aid.


What are Their Beliefs?

They show their devotion to Sikhism by their dress and social customs. For example, they put their newborn children through a special dedication ceremony with relatives and friends gathered. They are some of the most seriously dedicated Sikhs despite the fact that they are routinely despised and overlooked in the provision of aid that is given to other poor classes. Sikligars are said to be some of the happiest, most positive-minded Sikhs.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the Church will not also overlook the Sikligar Sikhs.
* Pray that their physical, as well as spiritual poverty would be broken.



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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 Sikligar, Sikh
People Name in Country Sikligar, Sikh
ROP3 Code 113606
Joshua Project People ID 18103
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 6,120
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Kamgar, Karinagar, Kuchband, Lohar, Panchal, Saiqalgar, Saqqa, Siqligar, Siqligar Sikh,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Panjabi, Eastern 5,950 Hindi 415 Dogri 80 Bagri 50
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Punjabi
People Name General Sikligar, Sikh
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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