Mazhabi (Hindu traditions) in India

The Mazhabi (Hindu traditions) have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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Subgroups: 3

Subgroup Name Population
Chapriban 200
Kalyan 200
Khokhar 200

Introduction / History

When Jesus came to earth, he was born into a poor family, ignored by the important classes in society, and kept for a period of time in a farmer's stable. His parents were only able to give the most minimal offering at the Temple.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Likewise, the Mazhabi Sikhs of India are the "lowest of the low" in relation to other peoples in Indian society. They are known as an untouchable caste, not allowed to live with the larger population, to be educated with the general population, or to attend certain religious services. They are part of the former "scavengers" of India. The Mazhabi Sikhs are recognized as a "Scheduled Caste" who are given job preferences by India's affirmative action program. Poverty and illiteracy are still rampant among their population in rural Punjab.
However, Wikipedia highlights their bravery in battle during the days of the British Raj in South Asia. (1) They were once noted for their commitment to fulfill assigned tasks by their officers.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Sikh teachings emphasize the equality of all people, and they reject discrimination based on caste, creed, and gender. Perhaps this is one of the reasons they converted from Hinduism many years ago.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Mazhabi (Hindu traditions) in India.

* Pray for spiritual breakthroughs among the Mazhabi Sikhs.
* Pray that God's servants will not see them as "untouchable" or unworthy of their time, attention, and love.


References

1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazhabi


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-10-01
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-10-24
People Name General Mazhabi (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Mazhabi (Hindu traditions)
World Population 212,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 4
Alternate Names Chudda, Chuhra, Mazabi, Mazbi, मज़हबी
People ID 17475
ROP3 Code 112885
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 7
Largest States
Punjab
185,000
Rajasthan
13,000
Haryana
12,000
Uttar Pradesh
800
Chandigarh
500
Delhi
400
Uttarakhand
100
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 7
  Punjab 185,000
  Rajasthan 13,000
  Haryana 12,000
  Uttar Pradesh 800
  Chandigarh 500
  Delhi 400
  Uttarakhand 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (165,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Hindi
29,000
Bagri
12,000
Haryanvi
2,100
Marwari
200
Shekhawati
90
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (165,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 29,000
  Bagri 12,000
  Haryanvi 2,100
  Marwari 200
  Shekhawati 90
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
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 (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
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 Satsung of the Sadguru Jesus
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Who Can Help You?
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
0.02 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.98 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2019  Anonymous  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
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.