Santia (Hindu traditions) in India

The Santia (Hindu traditions) have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

They are a Scheduled Caste.


Where Are they Located?

This Hindu people group lives in Rajasthan, a state in western India.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Santia people are extremely poor in every way. Their way of survival is not known. They eat mainly maise jowar and tea. Consequently, their health is not good.

Marriage is arranged by parents during childhood, but not finalized until the girl reaches puberty. They are usually monogamous. Males make decisions, and women have little say in the matter.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Santia people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. They worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. Hindus believe that by performing rituals and good works that they will attain moksha or freedom from the endless cycle of birth, death and rebirth. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are many forms of Hinduism, each with its own deities and beliefs.

The main yearly holidays of Hindu Santia people are Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring / Diwali, the festival of lights / Navratri, the celebration of autumn / and Rama Navami, Rama’s birthday.


What Are Their Needs?

Although audio, visual, and written Bible resources are available in Hindi, their spoken language, they remain unreached and unengaged with the truth of the gospel. They need workers. Their greatest need is to understand the infinite love of Almighty God for them, and His provisional payment of the penalty for their sins. They need to be set free spiritually by the Son! Also, their medical, social, and economical needs are unmet.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Santia (Hindu traditions) in India.

* Pray for God's kingdom to come and his will to be done among the Hindu Santia people.
* Pray for a movement of Santia households to study the Bible and accept the blessings of Christ.
* Pray for a spiritual hunger that will drive the Santia people to the arms of Jesus.
* Pray for workers who are filled with the fruit and the power of the Holy Spirit to go to the Santia people.


References


https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/18021/IN


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Santia (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Santia (Hindu traditions)
World Population 12,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Satia; सान्तिया (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 18021
ROP3 Code 113515
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 2
Largest States
Rajasthan
12,000
Gujarat
20
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 2
  Rajasthan 12,000
  Gujarat 20
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Hindi (6,500 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
Marwari
4,100
Merwari
1,100
Gujarati
500
Haroti: Harauti
200
Dhundari
80
Bagri
60
Mewari
60
Primary Language Hindi (6,500 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  Marwari 4,100
  Merwari 1,100
  Gujarati 500
  Haroti: Harauti 200
  Dhundari 80
  Bagri 60
  Mewari 60
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  (1835-2012)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
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 Oral Bible stories in Hindi
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / Video Coconuts
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
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 The Hope Video
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
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 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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