Nai, Sikh in India


Joshua Project has identified the Nai, Sikh only in India

Population

362,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Eyes of the Heart

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Introduction / History

Nai means a barber. The traditional occupation of this caste was hair cutting. Nai Sikh is a well-respected caste in Punjab and they are called Raja (king) Sikhs there. They appear in the Backward Category (BC) in the Indian caste system. Today most of the people of this caste are not barbers. They are doctors, engineers, farmers, teachers, drivers and government workers. They are very hard-working people.


Where Are they Located?

Most of the Nai ( Raja ) Sikhs live in Punjab. They also live and work in abroad in countries like USA, England, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, etc.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They Live in villages as well as in urban areas. They are friendly with the Jat, Tarkhan, Jheer and Kumhar communities. All of these participate in each other's important celebrations like marriages and birthdays. Some surnames belonging to the Nai Sikh caste are Bhanghu, Jassi, Jassy, Katri, Manju, Kalsi, Dhami, Salopal, Rajnwal and Mann.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They believe in the Sikh religion and they always look to and remember Waheguru, the supreme being in their belief system.



Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Nai, Sikh
People Name in Country Nai, Sikh
Population in India 362,000
World Population 362,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Aduthon, Amrewal, Arayavati, Awadhia, Bammeru, Banbiro, Banvaru, Bhandari, Dhanwal, Didhia, Ghaijo, Hajam, Hajjam, Hazam, Jadowal, Jallan, Juvwa, Kaikan, Kaila, Kaith, Kalseru Navaliga, Kanaujia, Karagar, Kawa, Kelashi, Kelasi, Kelasi Mhali, Khalasi, Khalipha, Khawas, Khurakar, Kshaurak, Kuleen, Kuleen Brahman, Mangala, Matkos, Matwal, Nabhik, Nadig, Naia, Naiya, Naland, Napit, Narasundar, Navaliga, Navid, Naya, Nayeebrahman, Nayinda, Nhavi, Niaria, Osta, Panwar, Paramanik, Raja, Rajaji, Rajwan, Sanmukh, Sen Samaj, Shil, Thakur, Ustadji, Valand, Valand Nadig, Varik, Vavdichaksi
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Punjabi
People Name General Nai, Sikh
Ethnic Code CNN25n
People ID 18137
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:  25  (up to 20 largest shown)
Punjab (286,000) Haryana (24,000) Rajasthan (11,000) Delhi (9,700)
Uttar Pradesh (9,500) Maharashtra (4,100) Uttarakhand (3,900) Chandigarh (2,900)
Madhya Pradesh (2,500) Jammu and Kashmir (2,100) Chhattisgarh (900) Himachal Pradesh (800)
Jharkhand (800) West Bengal (700) Gujarat (600) Bihar (500)
Odisha (300) Karnataka (300) Telangana (300) Tamil Nadu (200)
Total States on file:  25  (up to 20 largest shown)
Punjab (286,000) Haryana (24,000)
Rajasthan (11,000) Delhi (9,700)
Uttar Pradesh (9,500) Maharashtra (4,100)
Uttarakhand (3,900) Chandigarh (2,900)
Madhya Pradesh (2,500) Jammu and Kashmir (2,100)
Chhattisgarh (900) Himachal Pradesh (800)
Jharkhand (800) West Bengal (700)
Gujarat (600) Bihar (500)
Odisha (300) Karnataka (300)
Telangana (300) Tamil Nadu (200)
Languages & Dialects on file:  11  (up to 20 largest shown)
Panjabi, Eastern (302,000) Hindi (43,000) Bagri (5,600) Haryanvi (2,300)
Dogri (1,000) Kumaoni (200) Garhwali (200) Kangri (100)
Bilaspuri (30) Maithili (20) Kashmiri (20)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Panjabi, Eastern 302,000 Hindi 43,000
Bagri 5,600 Haryanvi 2,300
Dogri 1,000 Kumaoni 200
Garhwali 200 Kangri 100
Bilaspuri 30 Maithili 20
Kashmiri 20
For Primary Language: 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, JF Project) 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 %
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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