Singiwala in India

Joshua Project has identified the Singiwala only in India






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Singiwala live in Rajasthan in India. The word Singi comes from the Singi pipe that is used to suck blood that is not pure from wounds. Wala means holder. They live in Jaipur and other regions. They speak Hindi and read and write in Devanagari. They are a Scheduled Caste.

The Singiwala are not vegetarians and eat wheat, maize and vegetables. They drink tea and alcohol and smoke too. They are endogamous (preferring to marry within their group) and they class all their clans as being equal. Monogamy is a rule except in cases where the wife cannot have children. Girls marry in their mid to late teens, boys marry up to early twenties. Marriage is arranged through discussion and a dowry is given.

The Singiwala are mainly Hindus but there are some Muslims among them. They are mostly unable to read and write so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too.

Prayer Points

* Pray that God will give the Singiwala dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel recordings will bring them to salvation too.


Singh, K. S., Ed. People of India: Rajasthan, Anthropological Survey of India, Popular Prakashan, 1998. p. 917 ff.

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Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-09-25
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People Name General Singiwala
People Name in Country Singiwala
Population in India 6,900
World Population 6,900
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Giarah, Gihara, Gyarah, Jheewar Bengalee, Kalbaelia, Kanmalia, Kuchband, Kuchiya, Rajbhoi, Singe, Singhi, Singhikat, Singhiwala, Singikant, Singiphoda, Thakur
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Rajasthan
People Name General Singiwala
Ethnic Code CNN25o
People ID 18110
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:  6  (up to 20 largest shown)
Rajasthan (5,300) Haryana (1,300) Punjab (200) Gujarat (60)
Telangana (20) Chandigarh (10)
Total States on file:  6  (up to 20 largest shown)
Rajasthan (5,300) Haryana (1,300)
Punjab (200) Gujarat (60)
Telangana (20) Chandigarh (10)

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Languages & Dialects on file:  10  (up to 20 largest shown)
Hindi (3,100) Marwari (1,300) Dhundari (1,200) Bagri (400)
Panjabi, Eastern (300) Merwari (200) Mewari (200) Shekhawati (80)
Gujarati (20) Telugu (20)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 3,100 Marwari 1,300
Dhundari 1,200 Bagri 400
Panjabi, Eastern 300 Merwari 200
Mewari 200 Shekhawati 80
Gujarati 20 Telugu 20
For Primary Language: Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible Visuals General
Bible: Hindi Holy Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Hindi Holy Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
Christ for the Nations Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Film / Video
Following Jesus (India, JF Project) Film / Video
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
Hindi Bible Text / Printed Matter
Hindi Bible stories Audio Recordings
International Bible Society Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Hindi Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online Bible (Bibles India) Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
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Ethnic Religions
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100.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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