Jhinwar (Hindu traditions) in India


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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  

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Global Prayer Digest: 2017-09-23
People Name General Jhinwar (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Jhinwar (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 576,000
World Population 577,900
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 11
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
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Punjabi
People Group Jhinwar (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code CNN25n
Total Subgroups on file 4
Largest Subgroups
Autal
8,300
Khokkar
8,300
Lamsar
8,300
Dochek
6,800
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Punjabi
People Group Jhinwar (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code CNN25n
Total Subgroups 4
  Autal 8,300
  Khokkar 8,300
  Lamsar 8,300
  Dochek 6,800
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 10
Largest States
Punjab
215,000
Haryana
157,000
Delhi
95,000
Jammu and Kashmir
48,000
Himachal Pradesh
45,000
Chandigarh
14,000
Uttar Pradesh
1,400
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 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 10
  Punjab 215,000
  Haryana 157,000
  Delhi 95,000
  Jammu and Kashmir 48,000
  Himachal Pradesh 45,000
  Chandigarh 14,000
  Uttar Pradesh 1,400
  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 13
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
Other People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Eastern
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (238,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 13
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
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
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 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 Bible: ਪੰਜਾਬੀ - Panjabi
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 %
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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 latest India census data.  Current values may differ.


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