Mazhabi in India

Joshua Project has identified the Mazhabi only in India
Population
2,749,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

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

* 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


Prayer Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-10-01
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-10-24
People Name General Mazhabi
People Name in Country Mazhabi
Population in India 2,749,000
World Population 2,749,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Chudda, Chuhra, Mazabi, Mazbi, मज़हबी
People ID 17475
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: 18
Largest States
Punjab (2,624,000) Rajasthan (93,000) Uttar Pradesh (8,200)
Haryana (7,700) Chandigarh (3,400) Delhi (2,700)
Uttarakhand (2,400) Jammu and Kashmir (2,000) Jharkhand (2,000)
Maharashtra (1,700) Madhya Pradesh (1,000) West Bengal (800)
Bihar (300) Odisha (200) Himachal Pradesh (30)
Gujarat (20) Tamil Nadu (10) Telangana (10)
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: 18
Punjab (2,624,000) Rajasthan (93,000)
Uttar Pradesh (8,200) Haryana (7,700)
Chandigarh (3,400) Delhi (2,700)
Uttarakhand (2,400) Jammu and Kashmir (2,000)
Jharkhand (2,000) Maharashtra (1,700)
Madhya Pradesh (1,000) West Bengal (800)
Bihar (300) Odisha (200)
Himachal Pradesh (30) Gujarat (20)
Tamil Nadu (10) Telangana (10)
Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern (2,288,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: pan   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 12
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (223,000) Bagri (125,000) Marwari (2,000)
Haryanvi (1,300) Shekhawati (800) Dogri (60)
Kumaoni (40) Pahari-Potwari: Poonch Kangri
Churahi Bilaspuri
Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern (2,288,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 12
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (223,000) Bagri (125,000)
Marwari (2,000) Haryanvi (1,300)
Shekhawati (800) Dogri (60)
Kumaoni (40) Pahari-Potwari: Poonch (10)
Kangri (0) Churahi (0)
Bilaspuri (0)
Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1818-1954)
New Testament Yes   (1815-2011)
Complete Bible Yes   (1959-2002)
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
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 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Panjabi, Eastern
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Sikh Contextual Gathering (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Sikh Punjabi Music Video (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Other / Small
Religion Subdivision: Sikhism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.47 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
99.53 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
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