Kamboh, Sikh in India



Population

570,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


The Sikhs

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Introduction / History

"For sheer tenacity and persistence, nobody can beat the Kambojs," stated M.S. Randhawa, the former Vice Chancellor of Punjab University. Writers have often admired the Kamboj people for their talents as agriculturalists and soldiers. (1)
Centuries ago, the Kamboj people migrated east from what is now Iran into the Indian subcontinent. As time went on, many of them became government officials, though many settled down as farmers. Many who lived in western India adopted Hinduism. Over the years many Kamboj people converted to other religions. They lived in places like Kashmir and Punjab, where Hindu and Muslim armies fought bitterly. Some adopted one of these two religions, but many became Sikhs. There are even a small number of Buddhists and Jains among the Kamboj, but no followers of Jesus Christ.


What are Their Beliefs?

You can say that they are one of India's most religiously diverse people groups, as well as one of her most competent. Yet as a people, they have not found it in their hearts to submit to the One who yearns to have them become part of His Kingdom. They have remained part of several religions, but few if any have given Jesus a chance to change their lives.


Prayer Points

Pray that these religiously diverse people will turn their backs on religion and embrace the One who wants them for His own. Pray that the Kamboj people will soon bow their knees to Jesus Christ as lord of their lives.

References

1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamboj


Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-09-01
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-10-29
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-09-27
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-08-21
People Name General Kamboh, Sikh
People Name in Country Kamboh, Sikh
Population in India 570,000
World Population 571,000
Countries 3
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bangwa, Chinde, Jangla, Kambhoj, Kambo, Kambodia Bhagat, Kamboh, Kamboji, Lagle, Langle, Padhe, Pardhan, Pradhan
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Punjabi
People Name General Kamboh, Sikh
Ethnic Code CNN25n
People ID 18124
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:  23  (up to 20 largest shown)
Punjab (454,000) Haryana (35,000) Delhi (31,000) Rajasthan (19,000)
Uttar Pradesh (14,000) Maharashtra (5,600) Uttarakhand (5,200) Chandigarh (5,200)
Jammu and Kashmir (3,600) Madhya Pradesh (3,100) Chhattisgarh (2,500) West Bengal (1,400)
Jharkhand (1,400) Gujarat (600) Telangana (500) Odisha (300)
Bihar (200) Assam (200) Tamil Nadu (100) Karnataka (100)
Total States on file:  23  (up to 20 largest shown)
Punjab (454,000) Haryana (35,000)
Delhi (31,000) Rajasthan (19,000)
Uttar Pradesh (14,000) Maharashtra (5,600)
Uttarakhand (5,200) Chandigarh (5,200)
Jammu and Kashmir (3,600) Madhya Pradesh (3,100)
Chhattisgarh (2,500) West Bengal (1,400)
Jharkhand (1,400) Gujarat (600)
Telangana (500) Odisha (300)
Bihar (200) Assam (200)
Tamil Nadu (100) Karnataka (100)
Languages & Dialects on file:  14  (up to 20 largest shown)
Panjabi, Eastern (501,000) Hindi (64,000) Bagri (8,400) Haryanvi (4,100)
Dogri (1,400) Marwari (400) Kumaoni (400) Chhattisgarhi (300)
Awadhi (200) Shekhawati (100) Garhwali (100) Dhundari (100)
Pahari-Potwari: Poonch (60) Kashmiri (30)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Panjabi, Eastern 501,000 Hindi 64,000
Bagri 8,400 Haryanvi 4,100
Dogri 1,400 Marwari 400
Kumaoni 400 Chhattisgarhi 300
Awadhi 200 Shekhawati 100
Garhwali 100 Dhundari 100
Pahari-Potwari: Poonch 60 Kashmiri 30
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 %
Photo Source: Isudas   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Video Source: Asia Harvest
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
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