Bajgi in India

The Bajgi have only been reported in India
Population
39,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

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.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2006-09-09
People Name General Bajgi
People Name in Country Bajgi
Population in India 39,000
World Population 39,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Auji, Dhaki, Shilpkar Bajgi, Silpkar Bajgi, Taori, Toori, Turi, बज़गी
People ID 16302
ROP3 Code 111429
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 3
Largest States
Uttarakhand
30,000
Himachal Pradesh
6,700
Uttar Pradesh
1,900
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 3
  Uttarakhand 30,000
  Himachal Pradesh 6,700
  Uttar Pradesh 1,900
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Garhwali (27,000 speakers)
Language Code gbm   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
Hindi
6,800
Punjabi, Eastern
2,500
Pahari, Mahasu
1,500
Kangri
600
Bilaspuri
500
Kumaoni
200
Sirmauri
200
Kanauji
200
Chambeali
40
Mandeali
30
Bhattiyali
20
Other People Groups Speaking Garhwali
Primary Language Garhwali (27,000 speakers)
Language Code gbm   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 6,800
  Punjabi, Eastern 2,500
  Pahari, Mahasu 1,500
  Kangri 600
  Bilaspuri 500
  Kumaoni 200
  Sirmauri 200
  Kanauji 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
Possible Print Bibles
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Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Garhwali
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Garhwali
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source COMIBAM / Sepal 
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.




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