The Bazigar of India get their name from rope dancing and acrobatics. They are acrobats. They have a low literacy level so the gospel message will need to be given in oral form too.
The Bazigar in Uttar Pradesh speak Hindi and are not vegetarians. Marrying again is allowed. They are mostly monogamous. Adult marriages by discussion is their way. On the death of the father, the sons get the same inheritance with the oldest son becoming in charge of the home. The dead are cremated except for very young children who are buried.
In the Punjab, the Bazigar are Sikhs. They speak in Punjabi and read and write in Gurmukhi.
In Jammu and Kashmir, the Bazigar speak Gujarati and Dogri and read and write in Perso-Arabic. They eat wheat, maize and rice.
In Chandigarh they speak Bazigar Boh and Punjabi.
In Haryana, many do government work. The women here are vegetarians. In Himachal Pradesh many work as laborers.
In Delhi, the Bazigar speak Hindi and read and write in Devanagari.
* Pray that gospel recordings will bring the Bazigar to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to salvation.
Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|People Name General||Bazigar (Sikh traditions)|
|People Name in Country||Bazigar (Sikh traditions)|
|Population in India||70,000|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||2 to 3|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Alternate Names||Madari, Medari, Mehdri, बाज़ीगर (सिख ट्रेडिशन्स)|
|Persecution Rank||15 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||4|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Punjabi, Eastern (52,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||pan Ethnologue Listing|
|Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|People Groups||Speaking Punjabi, Eastern|
Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1815-2011)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum of Bible Agencies|
|World Bible Finder|
|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 (Indigitube.tv)|
|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||Sikh Contextual Gathering (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||Sikh Punjabi Music Video (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible-in-Your-Language|
|Text / Printed Matter||OneHope resources for children and youth|
|Text / Printed Matter||Online Bible (Bibles India)|
|Text / Printed Matter||World Missionary Press Booklets|