Sansi (Hindu traditions) in India


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Introduction / History

The Sansi people of Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana and Delhi speak Sansiboli. They can be nomadic and were classed as a criminal tribe due to their past. That stigma is with them today making life difficult for them. They can be shunned by others and live in seclusion.

Many of the Sansi live in poverty. Some pull rickshaws. Some of their children work in shops to help poor families. They have a caste council to look after them and to settle disputes among them.

Some of the Sansi are farmers and laborers while others sell alcoholic drinks. Many of them have a low literacy level and so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too. They are a scheduled caste and Hinduism is their religion.

The Sansi live in other parts of India too such as Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Chandigarh.


Prayer Points

* Pray that Indian Christians will help lead the Sansi to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that the poverty they live in will cause them to look to Jesus Christ for salvation.
* Pray that gospel recordings will lead them to salvation.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999
http://improud2beingsansi.blogspot.com/2012/06/case-study-of-sansiboli.html


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Global Prayer Digest: 2013-08-20
People Name General Sansi (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Sansi (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 239,000
World Population 239,900
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 4
Alternate Names Bhedkhut, Bhedkut, Kanjar Sansi, Kapadia, Kaparia, Kapasia, Kikan, Manesh, Rihluwala, Sanchia, Sansia, Sansiya, सांसी (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 18019
ROP3 Code 113513
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 16
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Rajasthan
70,000
Punjab
60,000
Haryana
43,000
Delhi
19,000
Odisha
16,000
Uttar Pradesh
8,800
Gujarat
6,300
Madhya Pradesh
5,700
Chandigarh
3,600
Jammu and Kashmir
1,900
Uttarakhand
1,700
Himachal Pradesh
1,400
Maharashtra
1,000
Chhattisgarh
900
Dadra and Nagar Have
50
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 16
  Rajasthan 70,000
  Punjab 60,000
  Haryana 43,000
  Delhi 19,000
  Odisha 16,000
  Uttar Pradesh 8,800
  Gujarat 6,300
  Madhya Pradesh 5,700
  Chandigarh 3,600
  Jammu and Kashmir 1,900
  Uttarakhand 1,700
  Himachal Pradesh 1,400
  Maharashtra 1,000
  Chhattisgarh 900
  Dadra and Nagar Have 50
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (108,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 22
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Punjabi, Eastern
50,000
Marwari
21,000
Odia
15,000
Haryanvi
8,000
Bagri
7,500
Gujarati
6,300
Merwari
5,300
Dhundari
5,100
Shekhawati
4,900
Mewari
1,500
Chhattisgarhi
1,300
Kangri
1,000
Haroti: Harauti
600
Malvi
600
Garhwali
500
Other People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (108,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 22
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Punjabi, Eastern 50,000
  Marwari 21,000
  Odia 15,000
  Haryanvi 8,000
  Bagri 7,500
  Gujarati 6,300
  Merwari 5,300
  Dhundari 5,100
  Shekhawati 4,900
  Mewari 1,500
  Chhattisgarhi 1,300
  Kangri 1,000
  Haroti: Harauti 600
  Malvi 600
  Garhwali 500
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1818-2000)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text 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 Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video A Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Aasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Coconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Haqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.01 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.92 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.07 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.


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