Jingar in India

Joshua Project has identified the Jingar only in India
Population
54,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The 50,000 Jingar people obtained their name from the word jins, meaning "saddle." This is a reference to their traditional occupation of making saddles for horses and camels. According to their oral tradition, these scheduled caste members were once part of one of the Rajput (Kshatriya) communities until an avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu tried to rid the world of this community.


Where Are they Located?

The Jingars live primarily in India's western states of Rajasthan, Karnataka, and Maharashtra.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Jingars speak Marwari, a Rajasthani Hindi dialect. They still make saddles, but many of them also make embroidered shoes. A few of them also work in agriculture. They sell their goods in the market. Often their children work. They would like to save money to get ahead, but they seldom can make ends meet financially.

They obtain their mates through family negotiations. Their marriages are monogamous unless the wife is barren. They can live in either join or nuclear families.


What Are Their Beliefs?

This people group is 100 percent Hindu. They worship Hindu gods as their patron deities. They go to shamans from other communities to be "treated" for ailments and sicknesses.


What Are Their Needs?

Christ's ambassadors can help them develop their economy so they don't have to live in dire poverty. There are plenty of Christian materials in Marwari that can be distributed to them. However, Rajasthan, where most of them live, is a very difficult place even for Indian missionaries to go.


Prayer Points

* Pray for Christ's ambassadors to find their way into many Jingar communities with Marwari materials.
* Pray for Jingar elders and decision makers to have dreams and visions of the sovereign Christ.
* Pray for spiritual openness to the things of Christ.
* Pray for Christ to heal them in such a way that they no longer put their faith in shamans.


People Name General Jingar
People Name in Country Jingar
Population in India 54,000
World Population 54,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Agna Somvanshi Kshatriya, Arya Somvansi Kshatriya, Chamar, Chitragar, Chitrakar, Chittari, Dajri, Dalsingar, Dalsinger, Digwan, Gingra, Jeenigarlu, Jiglur, Karajkar, Karanjkar, Lohar, Maistri, Marwadi Mochi, Marwari Machi, Mochi, Muchchi, Nakasilu, Raju, Somvanshi Kshatriya, Tambatkar, जिंगर
People ID 17013
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 8
Largest States
Rajasthan (39,000) Karnataka (6,900) Maharashtra (5,800)
Madhya Pradesh (1,300) Gujarat (1,100) Chhattisgarh (300)
Andhra Pradesh (100) Odisha (20)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 8
Rajasthan (39,000) Karnataka (6,900)
Maharashtra (5,800) Madhya Pradesh (1,300)
Gujarat (1,100) Chhattisgarh (300)
Andhra Pradesh (100) Odisha (20)
Primary Language: Marwari (15,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: rwr   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 17
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (15,000) Marathi (7,200) Kannada (5,000)
Mewari (4,500) Merwari (1,400) Dhundari (1,200)
Haroti: Harauti (800) Gujarati (300) Shekhawati (200)
Bagri (100) Chhattisgarhi (100) Punjabi, Eastern (100)
Telugu (100) Khandesi (70) Konkani, Goan (30)
Nimadi (10)
Primary Language: Marwari (15,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: rwr   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 17
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (15,000) Marathi (7,200)
Kannada (5,000) Mewari (4,500)
Merwari (1,400) Dhundari (1,200)
Haroti: Harauti (800) Gujarati (300)
Shekhawati (200) Bagri (100)
Chhattisgarhi (100) Punjabi, Eastern (100)
Telugu (100) Khandesi (70)
Konkani, Goan (30) Nimadi (10)
Primary Language: Marwari

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1815-1867)
New Testament Yes   (1820-1821)
Complete Bible No
 
Possible Print Bibles
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World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Coconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Marwari
Film / Video Ravi's Way (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Welcome Jesus (Indigitube.tv)
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
98.95 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
1.05 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source: Anonymous  
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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