Sansi (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
247,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

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


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-08-20
People Name General Sansi (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Sansi (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 247,000
World Population 247,900
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 5 to 6
Progress Scale 1
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
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 16
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Rajasthan
(72,000)
Punjab
(61,000)
Haryana
(45,000)
Delhi
(20,000)
Odisha
(17,000)
Uttar Pradesh
(9,000)
Gujarat
(6,500)
Madhya Pradesh
(5,900)
Chandigarh
(3,700)
Jammu and Kashmir
(2,000)
Uttarakhand
(1,700)
Himachal Pradesh
(1,400)
Maharashtra
(1,000)
Chhattisgarh
(1,000)
Dadra and Nagar Have
(50)
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 16
  Rajasthan (72,000)
  Punjab (61,000)
  Haryana (45,000)
  Delhi (20,000)
  Odisha (17,000)
  Uttar Pradesh (9,000)
  Gujarat (6,500)
  Madhya Pradesh (5,900)
  Chandigarh (3,700)
  Jammu and Kashmir (2,000)
  Uttarakhand (1,700)
  Himachal Pradesh (1,400)
  Maharashtra (1,000)
  Chhattisgarh (1,000)
  Dadra and Nagar Have (50)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (108,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 23
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Punjabi, Eastern
(48,000)
Marwari
(21,000)
Odia
(15,000)
Haryanvi
(7,800)
Bagri
(7,500)
Gujarati
(6,300)
Dhundari
(5,300)
Merwari
(5,300)
Shekhawati
(4,900)
Mewari
(1,500)
Chhattisgarhi
(1,300)
Kangri
(1,000)
Sansi
(1,000)
Haroti: Harauti
(600)
Malvi
(600)
People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (108,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 23
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Punjabi, Eastern (48,000)
  Marwari (21,000)
  Odia (15,000)
  Haryanvi (7,800)
  Bagri (7,500)
  Gujarati (6,300)
  Dhundari (5,300)
  Merwari (5,300)
  Shekhawati (4,900)
  Mewari (1,500)
  Chhattisgarhi (1,300)
  Kangri (1,000)
  Sansi (1,000)
  Haroti: Harauti (600)
  Malvi (600)
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
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Hindi Bible stories
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 Fathers 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 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
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
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 India census data.  Current values may differ.


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