Jhinwar (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
608,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

The Jhinwar are Hindus and worship all the Hindu gods and goddesses. They utilize the Siana, their traditional medicine man, to remove evil spirits and to seek cures for diseases. They exchange food and water with all communities except the Chamar, Chuhra and Dhobi. Traditionally, the Jhinwar mostly subsisted by running flour mills and fishing but more recently have taken up other occupations like stone-cutting, agricultural labor and road-construction labor. Divorce and widow remarriage are discouraged.


Ministry Obstacles

The Jhinwar speak 17 languages and reside in 10 states of northern India.


Outreach Ideas

Please pray for current evangelistic and church planting projects underway in northern India, that the Lord will go before them to prepare the people to listen and believe as the Gospel is presented.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are a small number of Christians among the Jhinwar. Please pray teachers will be sent to help them become firmly established as they learn to live as real disciples of Jesus Christ.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray for good employment opportunities for the Jhinwar, and that the children will have good schools available. Pray that parents will make schooling a priority for their children.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2017-09-23
People Name General Jhinwar (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Jhinwar (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 608,000
World Population 609,900
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 13 to 16
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Daurha, Dhenwar, Dhimar, Dhiwar, Dorha, Jheewar, Jhinwar, Jhiwar, Jimar, Kahar, Kashyab Rajput, Kashyap Rajput, Mallah, Mashki, Mehre, झींवर (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17010
ROP3 Code 112336
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 10
Largest States
Punjab
(227,000)
Haryana
(166,000)
Delhi
(100,000)
Jammu and Kashmir
(51,000)
Himachal Pradesh
(47,000)
Chandigarh
(15,000)
Uttar Pradesh
(1,500)
Rajasthan
(900)
Uttarakhand
(30)
West Bengal
(10)
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 10
  Punjab (227,000)
  Haryana (166,000)
  Delhi (100,000)
  Jammu and Kashmir (51,000)
  Himachal Pradesh (47,000)
  Chandigarh (15,000)
  Uttar Pradesh (1,500)
  Rajasthan (900)
  Uttarakhand (30)
  West Bengal (10)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (238,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
Hindi
(236,000)
Dogri
(28,000)
Haryanvi
(25,000)
Kangri
(24,000)
Bilaspuri
(5,900)
Mandeali
(5,900)
Kashmiri
(3,400)
Bagri
(1,900)
Chambeali
(900)
Bhattiyali
(300)
Pahari, Kullu
(70)
Pahari, Mahasu
(30)
Kinnauri
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Eastern
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (238,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
  Hindi (236,000)
  Dogri (28,000)
  Haryanvi (25,000)
  Kangri (24,000)
  Bilaspuri (5,900)
  Mandeali (5,900)
  Kashmiri (3,400)
  Bagri (1,900)
  Chambeali (900)
  Bhattiyali (300)
  Pahari, Kullu (70)
  Pahari, Mahasu (30)
  Kinnauri (10)
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Eastern

Primary Language:  Punjabi, Eastern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1818-1954)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1815-2011)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1959-2002)
Bible-NT Audio 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 Online New Testament (FCBH)
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 Punjabi, 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 Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.01 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.99 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2017  Isudas  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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