Hijda in India

The Hijda have only been reported in India
Population
178,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Hijra (or Hijda) of India are eunuchs who volunteered to be so. There are Muslims and Hindus among them. They have rituals and are under the authority of gurus.

In Uttar Pradesh the Hijra are not vegetarians and eat rice as a cereal. Many of them smoke. Dancing and singing is their work. They have a community council to look after them. They have a low education level so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too. Modern medicine is used by them.

In Gujarat the Hijra speak Gujarati and Hindi and read and write in Devanagari. The Hindus are vegetarians. Muslim Hijra eat meat but avoid eating chicken.

In Madhya Pradesh the Hijra live in Indore. They have associations and organizations.


Prayer Points

* Pray that God will give the Hijra dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that the Hijra community council leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
* Pray that gospel recordings will lead them to salvation.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-09-03
People Name General Hijda
People Name in Country Hijda
Population in India 178,000
World Population 178,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Brihannala, Chhaki, Fatada, Hijra, Khoja, Khojo, Khuna, Khunsa, Khusra, Kusra, Mukhamas, Mukhanna, Paraiya, Pavaiya, Pavaya, Sikhandi, Susra, हिजड़ा
People ID 16925
ROP3 Code 112223
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 8
Largest States
Maharashtra
(165,000)
Uttar Pradesh
(6,300)
Gujarat
(2,900)
Bihar
(2,500)
Madhya Pradesh
(500)
Uttarakhand
(500)
Rajasthan
(200)
Telangana
(20)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 8
  Maharashtra (165,000)
  Uttar Pradesh (6,300)
  Gujarat (2,900)
  Bihar (2,500)
  Madhya Pradesh (500)
  Uttarakhand (500)
  Rajasthan (200)
  Telangana (20)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (76,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Marathi
(73,000)
Urdu
(15,000)
Gujarati
(7,600)
Konkani
(4,600)
Bhojpuri
(100)
Telugu
(20)
People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (76,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Marathi (73,000)
  Urdu (15,000)
  Gujarati (7,600)
  Konkani (4,600)
  Bhojpuri (100)
  Telugu (20)
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1818-2000)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Hindi Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video A Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Aasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Coconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Haqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
88.20 %
Islam
11.80 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Adam Jones  Creative Commons 
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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