Sirkiband (Hindu traditions) in India

The Sirkiband (Hindu traditions) have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Subgroups: 5

Subgroup Name Population
Bhope Unknown
Deha Unknown
Madari Unknown
Nat Unknown
Singikat Unknown

Introduction / History

The Sirkiband are a scheduled caste. Hinduism is their religion. They make straw mats and items from grass. Many of them are now laborers. Many live on the banks of the river. The literacy level is low, so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too.

The Sirkiband in the Punjab speak Punjabi. They are mostly vegetarians who eat wheat. They are endogamous at community level. They have gotras who look after marriages.

The Sirkiband in Haryana speak in Haryanavi. They live in Delhi and Chandigarh too. A few live in Himachal Pradesh.


Prayer Points

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

* Pray that Indian Christians will lead them to Jesus Christ.
* 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 Sirkiband (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Sirkiband (Hindu traditions)
World Population 25,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Deha; Dhaiya; Dhed; Supdasi; सिरकिबंड
People ID 18050
ROP3 Code 113546
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
Punjab
12,000
Haryana
11,000
Delhi
2,000
Chandigarh
500
Himachal Pradesh
50
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
  Punjab 12,000
  Haryana 11,000
  Delhi 2,000
  Chandigarh 500
  Himachal Pradesh 50
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (12,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Hindi
11,000
Haryanvi
2,100
Bagri
1,300
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (12,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 11,000
  Haryanvi 2,100
  Bagri 1,300
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Eastern

Primary Language:  Punjabi, Eastern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1818-1954)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1815-2011)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1959-2002)
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
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Eyes of the Heart
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Punjabi, Eastern
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Satsung of the Sadguru Jesus
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Who Can Help You?
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ਪੰਜਾਬੀ - Panjabi
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.41 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.59 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.