Sarera, Sikh in India



Population

95,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Eyes of the Heart

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Introduction

The term sarera means scutching cotton, which was their traditional occupation. "Scutching" refers to removing impurities such as seeds from raw cotton. They work as agricultural laborers, in road construction, and in small factories. Some are Hindus, and others are Sikhs. Sikhs reject the caste system, but the Hindu Sarera consider themselves superior to other Scheduled Castes in their region.


Ministry Obstacles

Sikhs do not believe in a transcendent God, one who lives apart from his creation. The creator and his creation are inseparable. The way to experience God is through his creation and through meditation.


Outreach Ideas

Much prayer is needed as the Lord begins to call the 25 million Sikhs of the world into a saving relationship with himself.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There likely are no followers of Jesus among the Sarera people at this time. Please pray for workers to be sent to the Sikh communities of the Punjab and beyond.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Sarera people will not be satisfied with their present religion, but will seek the Way, the Truth and the Life: Jesus Christ.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Sarera, Sikh
People Name in Country Sarera, Sikh
Population in India 95,000
World Population 96,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Sarde
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Punjabi
People Name General Sarera, Sikh
Ethnic Code CNN25n
People ID 18167
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:  26  (up to 20 largest shown)
Rajasthan (24,000) Delhi (23,000) Uttar Pradesh (19,000) Maharashtra (7,500)
Uttarakhand (7,200) Jammu and Kashmir (4,700) Madhya Pradesh (4,000) Jharkhand (1,700)
West Bengal (1,700) Chhattisgarh (1,700) Gujarat (900) Telangana (700)
Odisha (400) Himachal Pradesh (400) Bihar (300) Chandigarh (300)
Assam (200) Karnataka (200) Tamil Nadu (200) Andhra Pradesh (100)
Total States on file:  26  (up to 20 largest shown)
Rajasthan (24,000) Delhi (23,000)
Uttar Pradesh (19,000) Maharashtra (7,500)
Uttarakhand (7,200) Jammu and Kashmir (4,700)
Madhya Pradesh (4,000) Jharkhand (1,700)
West Bengal (1,700) Chhattisgarh (1,700)
Gujarat (900) Telangana (700)
Odisha (400) Himachal Pradesh (400)
Bihar (300) Chandigarh (300)
Assam (200) Karnataka (200)
Tamil Nadu (200) Andhra Pradesh (100)
Languages & Dialects on file:  15  (up to 20 largest shown)
Panjabi, Eastern (74,000) Hindi (17,000) Dogri (2,600) Bagri (2,200)
Marwari (500) Kumaoni (300) Garhwali (200) Dhundari (100)
Awadhi (80) Kangri (80) Pahari-Potwari: Poonch (70) Gujarati (60)
Shekhawati (60) Kashmiri (20) Chhattisgarhi
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Panjabi, Eastern 74,000 Hindi 17,000
Dogri 2,600 Bagri 2,200
Marwari 500 Kumaoni 300
Garhwali 200 Dhundari 100
Awadhi 80 Kangri 80
Pahari-Potwari: Poonch 70 Gujarati 60
Shekhawati 60 Kashmiri 20
Chhattisgarhi 10

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 %
Photo Source: Anonymous  
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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