Kamboh, Sikh in India


Joshua Project has identified the Kamboh, Sikh only in India

Population

585,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Eyes of the Heart

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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 585,000
World Population 585,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached 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 21  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  23  (up to 20 largest shown)
Punjab (454,000) Haryana (36,000) Delhi (32,000) Rajasthan (19,000)
Uttar Pradesh (14,000) Maharashtra (5,700) Uttarakhand (5,300) Chandigarh (5,200)
Jammu and Kashmir (3,700) Madhya Pradesh (3,100) Chhattisgarh (2,400) West Bengal (1,400)
Jharkhand (1,400) Gujarat (600) Telangana (500) Odisha (300)
Assam (200) Bihar (200) Tamil Nadu (100) Karnataka (100)
Total States on file:  23  (up to 20 largest shown)
Punjab (454,000) Haryana (36,000)
Delhi (32,000) Rajasthan (19,000)
Uttar Pradesh (14,000) Maharashtra (5,700)
Uttarakhand (5,300) Chandigarh (5,200)
Jammu and Kashmir (3,700) Madhya Pradesh (3,100)
Chhattisgarh (2,400) West Bengal (1,400)
Jharkhand (1,400) Gujarat (600)
Telangana (500) Odisha (300)
Assam (200) Bihar (200)
Tamil Nadu (100) Karnataka (100)
Languages & Dialects on file:  14  (up to 20 largest shown)
Panjabi, Eastern (494,000) 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 494,000 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

For Main Lanugage: 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) 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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