Bajgi in India

The Bajgi have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Bajgi community's name is derived from the word "baj" which refers to the playing of music. They are best known for playing drums, though many of them are tailors or barbers. Because these professions involve interacting with other communities, they share common folk art and even marriage partners with other people groups in Uttar Pradesh. They profess to be Hindus, though they also worship regional gods.

Pray that the Bajgi communities will find Christ to be the only one worthy of their worship.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Bajgi in India.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2006-09-09
People Name General Bajgi
People Name in Country Bajgi
Population this Country 37,000
Population all Countries 37,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Auji; Dhaki; Shilpkar Bajgi; Silpkar Bajgi; Taori; Toori; Turi; बज़गी
People ID 16302
ROP3 Code 111429
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 3
Largest States
Uttarakhand
28,000
Himachal Pradesh
7,800
Uttar Pradesh
1,000
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 3
  Uttarakhand 28,000
  Himachal Pradesh 7,800
  Uttar Pradesh 1,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Garhwali (19,000 speakers)
Language Code gbm   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
Hindi
6,500
Punjabi, Eastern
2,500
Pahari, Mahasu
1,500
Kangri
600
Bilaspuri
500
Kumaoni
200
Bhojpuri
200
Sirmauri
200
Chambeali
40
Mandeali
30
Bhattiyali
20
Primary Language Garhwali (19,000 speakers)
Language Code gbm   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 6,500
  Punjabi, Eastern 2,500
  Pahari, Mahasu 1,500
  Kangri 600
  Bilaspuri 500
  Kumaoni 200
  Bhojpuri 200
  Sirmauri 200
  Chambeali 40
  Mandeali 30
  Bhattiyali 20
People Groups Speaking Garhwali

Primary Language:  Garhwali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1876-1966)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1827-1994)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Garhwali
Film / Video Light in the Darkness
Film / Video Light in the Darkness (EngSub)
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
General Gospel resources links
General Gospel website in this language
General Gospel website in this language
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Garhwali
Text / Printed Matter Online New Testament (Bibles India)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.06 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.89 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.04 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source COMIBAM / Sepal 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


--; ?>