Kamboh, Sikh in India

Population

567,000

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


The Sikhs

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Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey


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



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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 Kamboh, Sikh
People Name in Country Kamboh, Sikh
ROP3 Code 113629
Joshua Project People ID 18124
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 567,000
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Bangwa, Chinde, Jangla, Kambhoj, Kambodia Bhagat, Kamboji, Lagle, Langle, Padhe, Pardhan, Pradhan,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Panjabi, Eastern 501,657 Hindi 63,439 Bagri 8,370 Haryanvi 4,120
Dogri 1,420 Marwari 440 Kumaoni 360 Chhattisgarhi 260
Awadhi 200 Shekhawati 120 Garhwali 110 Dhundari 100
Pahari-Potwari: Poonch 60 Kashmiri 30
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Punjabi
People Name General Kamboh, 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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