Jhojha (Hindu traditions) in India

The Jhojha (Hindu traditions) have only been reported in India
Population
170,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Jhojha are Muslims who live in western Uttar Pradesh. They are said to have been Hindus. The word Jhojha means battle. They speak in Urdu and Hindi and read and write in Perso-Arabic and Devanagari.

The Jhojha are not vegetarians. Marriage is by discussion. They are landowners who work in cultivation and also with animals. They have two caste associations in the State.

The Jhojha live mainly in Doab of Uttar Pradesh. They have a caste council to look after them and that has social control. Some live in other states too such as Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand and Punjab. From the Turkish invasion in the past there is a Turkish connection among the Jhojha.


Prayer Points

* Pray that as the Jhojha read the Koran they will be attracted to Jesus, read the Bible and give their lives to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that Jhojha council leaders will give their lives to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.


References

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


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Jhojha (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Jhojha (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 170,000
World Population 170,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 4 to 5
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names झोझा (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17011
ROP3 Code 112339
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 2
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
(141,000)
Uttarakhand
(29,000)
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 2
  Uttar Pradesh (141,000)
  Uttarakhand (29,000)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (153,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Punjabi, Eastern
(15,000)
Garhwali
(2,000)
Kanauji
(30)
People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (153,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Punjabi, Eastern (15,000)
  Garhwali (2,000)
  Kanauji (30)
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
99.97 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.03 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2017  Isudas  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
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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