Jogi (Hindu traditions) in India


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Subgroups: 37 (10 largest shown)  Show all

Subgroup Name Population
Aughar 69,000
Goldar 17,000
Kanipa 2,300
Sankam Andi 1,700
Yogeswaran 1,700
Nath 1,200
Sanyasi 1,200
Pupandaram 900
Pupandarum 800
Masania 400

Introduction

Jogi is a colloquial term for the "yogi", which refers to the people who practiced Yoga as part of their daily rituals. Over time, this led to the formation of a community, and subsequently was formed into a caste. The Jogi are followers of yoga and worshipers of the Hindu god Shiva. The Yoga system of philosophy taught the means whereby the human soul might attain complete union with the Supreme Being. The modern Jogi, speaking generally, claims to have attained that union and to be, therefore, a part of the Supreme. As followers of the yoga, they traditionally wear saffron-colored clothing. The Jogi are made up of purely religious mendicants (i.e., beggars) of the various Jogi orders, various people who live by fortune telling, practising exorcisms and divination, and others.


Ministry Obstacles

The Jogi community speaks several languages, and each language subgroup may need its own church planting project.


Outreach Ideas

Pray the Jogi people will discover the availability of scripture and videos such as the Jesus film on the Internet. Pray the Lord will prompt many to download and listen to these resources, and that they will be given understanding.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

None of the Jogi community has reported themselves as Christians to the census in Pakistan, India, Nepal or Bangladesh. Please pray the Lord will show them they can indeed be united with the Supreme Being, through trust in God's Son, Jesus Christ.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Jogi will be able to find employment to enable them to improve their standard of living. Pray they will be able to escape a begging mentality.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

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People Name General Jogi (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Jogi (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 3,146,000
World Population 3,753,600
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 63
Alternate Names Aughad, Banjogi, Bans, Bharadi, Chillar, Davari, Deuri, Devari, Faqir, Gandi, Giri, Goliya, Gosai, Gosain, Gosavi, Gosawi, Joatin, Jogali, Joganand, Jogar, Joger, Jogeswari, Jogi, Jogin, Joginath, Jogishwaram, Jogishwaran, Jogula, Jogula Kattunaiker, Jugi, Juginath, Jugiswain, Kamphata Jogi, Kanipa, Kanphata, Kolai, Masani, Namgiri, Nath, Nath Buva, Nath Jogi, Nath Maharaj, Nathpanthi, Nathpanthi Davari, Padha, Padha Jogi, Powar, Pupandaram, Purusha, Riwal, Ruel, Sanjogi, Sankam Andi, Sanyasi, Shiv Parvati Vivak Katha Vachak, Sihag, Sozhiyakar, Tanti Jogi, Tanwar, Toor, Yogeswaran, Yogi, Yogishwaran, जोगी (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17019
ROP3 Code 112352
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Group Jogi (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code CNN25c
Total Subgroups 37 (only 15 largest shown)
  Aughar 69,000
  Goldar 17,000
  Kanipa 2,300
  Sankam Andi 1,700
  Yogeswaran 1,700
  Nath 1,200
  Sanyasi 1,200
  Pupandaram 900
  Pupandarum 800
  Masania 400
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 35
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
West Bengal
1,369,000
Rajasthan
467,000
Uttar Pradesh
319,000
Tripura
245,000
Madhya Pradesh
133,000
Bihar
119,000
Karnataka
107,000
Assam
103,000
Uttarakhand
62,000
Odisha
51,000
Tamil Nadu
28,000
Himachal Pradesh
22,000
Jammu and Kashmir
22,000
Maharashtra
22,000
Jharkhand
20,000
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 35  (only 20 largest shown)
  West Bengal 1,369,000
  Rajasthan 467,000
  Uttar Pradesh 319,000
  Tripura 245,000
  Madhya Pradesh 133,000
  Bihar 119,000
  Karnataka 107,000
  Assam 103,000
  Uttarakhand 62,000
  Odisha 51,000
  Tamil Nadu 28,000
  Himachal Pradesh 22,000
  Jammu and Kashmir 22,000
  Maharashtra 22,000
  Jharkhand 20,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (1,499,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 54
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Hindi
926,000
Dhundari
79,000
Marwari
62,000
Assamese
58,000
Kannada
55,000
Mewari
50,000
Odia
44,000
Bhojpuri
28,000
Tulu
27,000
Tamil
25,000
Telugu
24,000
Shekhawati
23,000
Maithili
23,000
Kok Borok
17,000
Gujarati
16,000
Other People Groups Speaking Bengali
Primary Language Bengali (1,499,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 54
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Hindi 926,000
  Dhundari 79,000
  Marwari 62,000
  Assamese 58,000
  Kannada 55,000
  Mewari 50,000
  Odia 44,000
  Bhojpuri 28,000
  Tulu 27,000
  Tamil 25,000
  Telugu 24,000
  Shekhawati 23,000
  Maithili 23,000
  Kok Borok 17,000
  Gujarati 16,000
People Groups Speaking Bengali

Primary Language:  Bengali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1800-1980)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1801-1984)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1809-2000)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Bangla Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Mussolmani Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament- Common Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Bengali
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video I Am Guilty (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali
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 The Burning Heart (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Gerald Roberts 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
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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