Mazhabi in India

Joshua Project has identified the Mazhabi only in India
Population
2,806,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Prayer / Resource 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 2,806,000
World Population 2,806,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 57 to 62
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Chudda, Chuhra, Mazabi, Mazbi, मज़हबी
People ID 17475
ROP3 Code 112885
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 17
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Punjab
(2,680,000)
Rajasthan
(95,000)
Uttar Pradesh
(8,000)
Haryana
(7,900)
Chandigarh
(3,500)
Delhi
(2,600)
Uttarakhand
(2,300)
Jammu and Kashmir
(2,000)
Jharkhand
(1,500)
Maharashtra
(1,100)
Madhya Pradesh
(900)
West Bengal
(800)
Odisha
(200)
Bihar
(200)
Himachal Pradesh
(30)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 17
  Punjab (2,680,000)
  Rajasthan (95,000)
  Uttar Pradesh (8,000)
  Haryana (7,900)
  Chandigarh (3,500)
  Delhi (2,600)
  Uttarakhand (2,300)
  Jammu and Kashmir (2,000)
  Jharkhand (1,500)
  Maharashtra (1,100)
  Madhya Pradesh (900)
  West Bengal (800)
  Odisha (200)
  Bihar (200)
  Himachal Pradesh (30)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (2,286,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Language 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
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Eastern
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (2,286,000 speakers)
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)
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
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 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 (Indigitube.tv)
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 Sikh Contextual Gathering (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Sikh Punjabi Music Video (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
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: Other / Small
Religion Subdivision: Sikhism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.73 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
5.19 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
94.08 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2017  Anonymous  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
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 India census data.  Current values may differ.


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