Bazigar (Hindu traditions) in India

Joshua Project has identified the Bazigar (Hindu traditions) only in India
Population
829,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Sam picked up three mangos and began to juggle them, much to the amusement of his younger siblings. Hearing their giggling, his mother went to the front porch where Sam was putting on his impromptu show. She smiled and said, "You are a true Bazigar! Did you know that our name means, "One who does jugglery and acrobatics?" Sam caught the mangos and asked her, "Why would we have that name?" "We were jugglers and acrobats by profession at one time." Sam gave her a puzzled look, then replied, "I'm sure it was much more exciting than farming and taking care of livestock all year long like we do now." He went back to his juggling, and she returned to the kitchen.

The 700,000 Bazigars are Hindus, who have built their own Hindu temple, officiated by a Brahmin. Many of them visit it regularly, but as a whole, the Bazigars are not a religious people, according to an article in "Peoples of India: Delhi."


Prayer Points

Pray that Bazigar elders will seek and find Jesus, and share Him with their communities.


References

Some information from "The Scheduled Castes" K. S. Singh, ed. Oxford University Press, USA (1994)


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-08-12
People Name General Bazigar (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Bazigar (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 829,000
World Population 829,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 17 to 20
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Bajgi, Bajikar, Bajkar, Bazigar, Bejkar, Harijan, Jamuni, Madari, Medari, Mehdri, Modak, Nat, Qalandar, Shilpkar Bajgi, Sirkiband, Sirkibaz, बाज़ीगर (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16351
ROP3 Code 111489
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 22
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Tamil Nadu
(511,000)
Punjab
(139,000)
Haryana
(112,000)
Rajasthan
(36,000)
Kerala
(7,300)
Karnataka
(4,700)
Odisha
(4,300)
Maharashtra
(3,800)
Puducherry
(2,900)
Himachal Pradesh
(2,500)
Chandigarh
(2,200)
Telangana
(1,100)
Delhi
(1,000)
Gujarat
(300)
West Bengal
(200)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 22  (only 20 largest shown)
  Tamil Nadu (511,000)
  Punjab (139,000)
  Haryana (112,000)
  Rajasthan (36,000)
  Kerala (7,300)
  Karnataka (4,700)
  Odisha (4,300)
  Maharashtra (3,800)
  Puducherry (2,900)
  Himachal Pradesh (2,500)
  Chandigarh (2,200)
  Telangana (1,100)
  Delhi (1,000)
  Gujarat (300)
  West Bengal (200)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Telugu (340,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 23
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Hindi
(123,000)
Punjabi, Eastern
(115,000)
Tamil
(106,000)
Kannada
(47,000)
Bagri
(18,000)
Haryanvi
(9,400)
Bazigar
(5,300)
Odia
(4,000)
Marwari
(4,000)
Malayalam
(2,800)
Kangri
(1,400)
Shekhawati
(1,100)
Konkani
(700)
Marathi
(300)
Bilaspuri
(300)
People Groups Speaking Telugu
Primary Language Telugu (340,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 23
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Hindi (123,000)
  Punjabi, Eastern (115,000)
  Tamil (106,000)
  Kannada (47,000)
  Bagri (18,000)
  Haryanvi (9,400)
  Bazigar (5,300)
  Odia (4,000)
  Marwari (4,000)
  Malayalam (2,800)
  Kangri (1,400)
  Shekhawati (1,100)
  Konkani (700)
  Marathi (300)
  Bilaspuri (300)
People Groups Speaking Telugu

Primary Language:  Telugu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1812-1966)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1818-1989)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1854-2002)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Fathers Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Telugu
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Telugu
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Pearl of Great Price (Indigitube.tv)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.02 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.98 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
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 India census data.  Current values may differ.


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