Jogi (Muslim traditions) in India


Population
107,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

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.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the council leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
* Pray that gospel recordings will lead them to salvation.


References

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 107,000
World Population 124,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 3 to 4
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Gosavi, Namgiri, Nath, Yogi, जोगी (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17573
ROP3 Code 113000
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 5
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
(106,000)
Jammu and Kashmir
(900)
Himachal Pradesh
(100)
Uttarakhand
(100)
Rajasthan
(30)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 5
  Uttar Pradesh (106,000)
  Jammu and Kashmir (900)
  Himachal Pradesh (100)
  Uttarakhand (100)
  Rajasthan (30)
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
(4,200)
Awadhi
(1,000)
Dogri
(500)
Kanauji
(300)
Bundeli
(100)
Punjabi, Eastern
(70)
Merwari
(20)
People Groups Speaking Urdu
Primary Language Urdu (94,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  Bhojpuri (4,200)
  Awadhi (1,000)
  Dogri (500)
  Kanauji (300)
  Bundeli (100)
  Punjabi, Eastern (70)
  Merwari (20)
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   (1843-2016)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text 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 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 Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
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 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2017  Isudas  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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