The Nath or Nath Jogi of India are mostly Hindus and are involved in mysticism. The word Jogi means master or lord.
Most of the Nath are not vegetarians but in Himachal Pradesh they are vegetarians. In Himachal Pradesh they have adult marriages negotiated by discussion. They are endogamous, meaning they prefer to marry within the group or clan.
In Punjab they speak Punjabi and read and write in Gurmukhi. They are monogamous. Divorce and marrying again are allowed. The dead are cremated. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son becoming in charge of the home. They are landless. Though mostly Hindus, there are some Sikhs among them.
In Rajasthan the Nath are farmers. Education, modern medicine and family planning are used by them. They have councils to settle disagreements.
In Assam they are wet cultivators and landowners.
In Maharashtra the Nath speak Marathi and Hindi. The dead are buried. They have a low literacy level, so the gospel message will need to be given in oral form too.
In Uttar Pradesh they speak an Indo-Aryan language and Hindi and read and write in Devanagari. Most of them are landowners.
* Pray that the council leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
* Pray that gospel recordings will lead them to salvation.
Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|People Name General||Jogi (Muslim traditions)|
|People Name in Country||Jogi (Muslim traditions)|
|Population in India||104,000|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||3 to 4|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Alternate Names||Gosavi, Namgiri, Nath, Yogi, जोगी (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)|
|Persecution Rank||15 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||5|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Urdu (94,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||urd Ethnologue Listing|
|Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|People Groups||Speaking Urdu|
Primary Language: Urdu
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1758-2000)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum of Bible Agencies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament - Easy to Read (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament - Pakistan Bible Society (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Audio Recordings||Urdu Bible stories|
|Audio Recordings||Urdu Online Audio Bible|
|Film / Video||A Gathering of the Followers of Isa (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Urdu|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|Film / Video||The Greatest Sacrifice (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||The Hope Video|
|Film / Video||The Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)|
|General||Four Spiritual Laws|
|General||Gods Simple Plan|