Tarkhan (Sikh traditions) in India


Population
1,105,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

As he watched the Tarkhan men laboring over the construction of the new building, Daiwik felt helpless. Though he was skilled with tools, he was not skilled with words. He wondered how he would he tell his family and friends that he had chosen to follow Jesus.

Like every other Sikh, Daiwik had been brought up to believe in reincarnation. Although he hadn't questioned it as a boy, when he reached adulthood, he realized how hopeless reincarnation was. When someone told him about a risen savior providing a way out of the hopelessness, Daiwik listened. The message made sense. He decided to ask God for forgiveness and for the gift of eternal life. He made Jesus his Lord.

But now, faced with telling his father, his brothers, and the friends he had known since childhood, he was fearful. Would they listen to him? Or would they chase him away? Still watching the men work, Daiwik prayed for wisdom. Suddenly he had an idea. He had read in the Bible that Jesus was a carpenter before He began His ministry. Perhaps he could somehow use this fact to introduce his carpenter caste people, the Tarkhans, to Jesus.


Prayer Points

* Pray for the good news to be clearly made known to the Tarkhan people.
* Pray for those who respond to be used by God to tell their friends and families about the salvation available in the carpenter who became the risen Lord and king.


Prayer Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-10-02
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-10-26
People Name General Tarkhan (Sikh traditions)
People Name in Country Tarkhan (Sikh traditions)
Population in India 1,105,000
World Population 1,107,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names Badi, Barhai, Barhi, Bari, Darkhan, Dhaman, Karigar, Kharadi, Khati, Khatri, Mistri, Ramgarhia, Ramghadiya, Ranghadia, Takhan, Tarakkan, Tarkhan, Tarkihar, Thirkhan, Tikhan
People ID 18177
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 28  (only 20 largest shown)
Punjab (851,000) Haryana (65,000) Rajasthan (43,000) Delhi (37,000)
Uttar Pradesh (37,000) Uttarakhand (17,000) Maharashtra (14,000) Jammu and Kashmir (8,600)
Madhya Pradesh (8,000) Chandigarh (5,200) West Bengal (3,400) Chhattisgarh (3,300)
Jharkhand (3,100) Himachal Pradesh (2,000) Gujarat (1,800) Odisha (1,100)
Telangana (1,000) Bihar (700) Assam (700) Karnataka (600)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 28  (only 20 largest shown)
Punjab (851,000) Haryana (65,000)
Rajasthan (43,000) Delhi (37,000)
Uttar Pradesh (37,000) Uttarakhand (17,000)
Maharashtra (14,000) Jammu and Kashmir (8,600)
Madhya Pradesh (8,000) Chandigarh (5,200)
West Bengal (3,400) Chhattisgarh (3,300)
Jharkhand (3,100) Himachal Pradesh (2,000)
Gujarat (1,800) Odisha (1,100)
Telangana (1,000) Bihar (700)
Assam (700) Karnataka (600)
Primary Language: Panjabi, Eastern (1,014,000 speakers)
Language Code: pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 17
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (129,000) Bagri (26,000) Haryanvi (6,700) Marwari (1,000)
Dogri (900) Garhwali (600) Kumaoni (500) Awadhi (200)
Kangri (200) Kashmiri (200) Shekhawati (200) Gujarati (100)
Chhattisgarhi (100) Pahari, Mahasu (90) Pahari-Potwari: Poonch (60) Bilaspuri (40)
Primary Language: Panjabi, Eastern (1,014,000 speakers)
Language Code: pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 17
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (129,000) Bagri (26,000)
Haryanvi (6,700) Marwari (1,000)
Dogri (900) Garhwali (600)
Kumaoni (500) Awadhi (200)
Kangri (200) Kashmiri (200)
Shekhawati (200) Gujarati (100)
Chhattisgarhi (100) Pahari, Mahasu (90)
Pahari-Potwari: Poonch (60) Bilaspuri (40)
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
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
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World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Eyes of the Heart (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Panjabi, Eastern
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Sikh Contextual Gathering (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Sikh Punjabi Music Video (Indigitube.tv)
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
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
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
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