Jogi (Muslim traditions) in India


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Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Subgroups: 6

Subgroup Name Population
Goldar 49,000
Kanipa 3,900
Mendgi Joshi 1,700
Yogeswaran 1,700
Aughar 700
Mendar Unknown

Introduction / History

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. The Yoga system of philosophy taught the means whereby the human soul might attain complete union with the Supreme Being. In general terms, the modern Jogis claims to have attained that union. The Jogi are made up of purely religious mendicants (i. e., beggars) of the various Jogi orders, various people who live by fortune telling, practicing exorcisms and divination, and others. They have subgroups. Though most are Hindu, there are also Muslim Jogis.


What Are Their Lives Like?

To earn a living, some turn to begging – taking up position on a straw mat in busy, overcrowded streets. Some tell fortunes, perform acts of divination, and even exorcise demons. They often live in dire poverty. Others have turned to agriculture. In Assam they are wet cultivators and landowners.

In Himachal Pradesh they have adult marriages negotiated by discussion. They are endogamous, meaning they prefer to marry within the group or clan. They allow for divorce and remarriage. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son taking charge of the household.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Their beliefs have the trappings of Hinduism, but the Muslims among them are more likely to involve themselves in mysticism. Many Yogis believe that if they gain control over their fleshly desires, mind, and their will, they will have power to control nature and potentially become divine. Some believe they have already achieved this "enlightenment."


What Are Their Needs?

Muslim Jogis need a strong relationship with God the Father that will help them experience life to the full.


Prayer Points

Pray that the council leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead others to begin a disciple making movement.

Pray that gospel recordings and the JESUS Film will lead many to salvation.

Pray for intercessors and loving workers.


Scripture Prayers for the Jogi (Muslim traditions) in India.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jogi_(caste)


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Jogi (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Jogi (Muslim traditions)
Pronunciation JOH-ghee
Population this Country 119,000
Population all Countries 139,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Alternate Names Gosavi; Namgiri; Nath; Yogi; जोगी (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17573
ROP3 Code 113000
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 5
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
117,000
Jammu and Kashmir
1,000
Himachal Pradesh
200
Uttarakhand
100
Rajasthan
70
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
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 5
  Uttar Pradesh 117,000
  Jammu and Kashmir 1,000
  Himachal Pradesh 200
  Uttarakhand 100
  Rajasthan 70
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Urdu (94,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
Bhojpuri
4,300
Awadhi
1,000
Dogri
500
Kanauji
300
Bundeli
100
Punjabi, Eastern
70
Marwari
40
Primary Language Urdu (94,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  Bhojpuri 4,300
  Awadhi 1,000
  Dogri 500
  Kanauji 300
  Bundeli 100
  Punjabi, Eastern 70
  Marwari 40
People Groups Speaking Urdu

Primary Language:  Urdu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1747-1894)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1758-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1843-2022)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Audio Recordings Urdu Online Audio Bible General / Other
Film / Video God's Love Story General / Other
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Urdu Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Hope Video Mars Hill Media
Film / Video The Prophets' Story Create International
Film / Video The Savior 6 - The Lord's Prayer Create International
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source (Representative photo)
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more