Jingar in India

The Jingar have only been reported in India
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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.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

People Name General Jingar
People Name in Country Jingar
Population in India 52,000
World Population 52,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
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
ROP3 Code 112342
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 8
Largest States
Rajasthan
37,000
Karnataka
6,800
Maharashtra
5,600
Madhya Pradesh
1,300
Gujarat
1,000
Chhattisgarh
300
Andhra Pradesh
100
Odisha
20
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 8
  Rajasthan 37,000
  Karnataka 6,800
  Maharashtra 5,600
  Madhya Pradesh 1,300
  Gujarat 1,000
  Chhattisgarh 300
  Andhra Pradesh 100
  Odisha 20
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Marwari (16,000 speakers)
Language Code rwr   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 17
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Hindi
15,000
Marathi
7,300
Kannada
5,100
Mewari
4,500
Merwari
1,400
Dhundari
1,200
Haroti: Harauti
800
Gujarati
300
Bagri
200
Shekhawati
200
Chhattisgarhi
100
Punjabi, Eastern
100
Telugu
100
Khandesi
70
Konkani, Goan
30
Other People Groups Speaking Marwari
Primary Language Marwari (16,000 speakers)
Language Code rwr   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 17
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Hindi 15,000
  Marathi 7,300
  Kannada 5,100
  Mewari 4,500
  Merwari 1,400
  Dhundari 1,200
  Haroti: Harauti 800
  Gujarati 300
  Bagri 200
  Shekhawati 200
  Chhattisgarhi 100
  Punjabi, Eastern 100
  Telugu 100
  Khandesi 70
  Konkani, Goan 30
People Groups Speaking Marwari

Primary Language:  Marwari

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1815-1867)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1820-1821)
Bible-Complete No
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 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
98.80 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
1.20 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
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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